The 24-year-old Dupree, a first-round pick in 2015, had 4.5 sacks and 24 tackles in just seven games (four starts) last season.
You would have been dead wrong.
And it was the only scoring from the Steelers in the first quarter. But no matter how much praise he laid on the Browns' defense he had to acknowledge that penalties hurt the offense.
The Browns hung around with the Pittsburgh Steelers on the opening Sunday of the season, and learned that there might just be a bright future ahead with DeShone Kizer. Bell wants to make almost double that, though he believes he should be compensated for his major role in Pittsburgh's passing game. After the Browns pulled within three points late, Brown leaped and came down with a 38-yard catch in double coverage with 2 minutes, 28 seconds left to help the Steelers run out the clock.
Ben Roethlisberger won his 11th game here, becoming the stadium's career wins leader as a visiting player, but the true catalysts were his All-Pro receiver and third-year tight end.
The second half opened with the Steelers going three-and-out on offense, punting for the fifth time in their first six possessions. Although Browns linebacker Joe Schobert tipped the pass, Brown stayed focused, caught the ball, turned upfield and gained 50 yards.
The Steelers also committed 13 penalties for 144 yards.