The Browns cut Haden back on August 30, only to see him sign with the AFC North division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers nearly immediately.
After their first drive got shut down early in the quarter and ended with a blocked punt for a touchdown by the Steelers, Kizer got a lot of work in the first quarter under center for the Browns, and managed to put together a solid drive to end the quarter.More news: Tripura BJP core committee reached Delhi to review poll strategy with Shah
The Steelers had 62 yards of offense until the scoring drive that started at the Steelers 9.
So far, through one quarter, Kizer has been darn impressive.
Roethlisberger improved to 21-2 in his career against the Browns, who gave their rivals all they could handle - a positive sign for coach Hue Jackson and Cleveland fans after a horrid 1-15 season.
But with a loss comes negatives as well. It was a classic case of the Browns playing well enough to contend, but not doing enough to close out a victory.More news: New Instagram test feature lets you share stories to Facebook
Losing sucks but as I have said, this game was a positive building block moving forward, as opposed to last year's opener when the team looked hopeless from the start. Cleveland isn't a team who can fully exploit a banged up secondary.
The Browns have the Baltimore Ravens next week on the road, which is no easy task.
We will keep you updated on all the scoring, key plays, injuries, analysis and more, so stay tuned and enjoy the game!More news: Gareth Bale: Ben Woodburn Makes Me Feel Old