He was also sacked seven times.
"Fine tuning some of the details in the passing game, as well as in the running game", said quarterback Tyrod Taylor, "Guys understood where things went wrong". "Hats off to a good defense, but there were some things that (the Steelers) did not necessarily take away from us, and there were things that we can clean up and get better at".
Gordon said the coaching staff decided at halftime to play him more than was originally planned. "I'm learning his speed each and every day so that we can be better at connecting, of course, on the deep ball because those plays spring open our offense and ultimately put points on the board".
Gordon, who could be targeted a few more times on Sunday expects veteran QB Tyrod Taylor to have a bounce back game against the Saints. To a certain extent, Jackson said, that starts with getting Gordon and the Browns' playmakers the ball more. "He has to do his job better".
"Got to throw it further", Jackson said.
Jackson said the Browns are sticking with undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison at left tackle despite his struggles in the opener.
But if the Browns aren't happy with their quarterback, they will have a long weekend to contemplate changes after their September 20 Thursday night game against the New York Jets, whose rookie quarterback, Sam Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick, led them to a 48-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Monday night.
Taylor completed only 15 of his 40 attempts for 197 yards with one touchdown against one interception against the Steelers. "It was good to get that experience and that feeling underneath me, especially an overtime game, the weather and everything".
Jackson said leading up to the first game Gordon would not start because other wide receivers had earned the right presumably by playing in every preseason game. Jackson said Monday it was a case of "miscommunication".
"Definitely wish some things could just be altered in the course of the game", Gordon said September 12 as the Browns ramped up preparation for the September 16 game in New Orleans.
"The biggest jump for most teams is after that first week", Gordon said before Wednesday's practice, "and for us, we've got to take off in a big way."Gordon had one reception for 17 yards.