Steelers vs Browns

Steelers vs Browns Live: A look at which cities the game will air in and other interesting nuggets. The Browns are on the road this week to take on the Steelers in Week 8. Here are some nuggets about Sunday’s contest, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.

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There’s no way the Steelers let this one slip away. Turnovers, penalties and missed kicks killed this team the last time around. Over the course of the last two games, Pittsburgh has found a way to turn things around on all those fronts. Not to mention the defense is actually holding its own and not being the liability it was in the first four games.

Our final prediction this week is a big game from Ben Roethlisberger, the defense hits Baker Mayfield early and often and the Steelers pull away late. Steelers-35, Browns-17. Be sure to cast your vote and let us know what you think will happen on Sunday.

Much like the Buccaneers, the Steelers are flush with weapons on offense. The Steelers are better, in fact, thanks to Ben Roethlisberger and James Conner. The Browns’ defense, however, has a chance to be disruptive. It’s not really going out on a limb to say that, considering the Browns forced six turnovers against the Steelers back in Week 1.

To me, there are just certain offenses that play into Gregg Williams’ defense. The Steelers are equipped to attack the Browns with quick stuff and throws to their running backs and tight ends, but it’s in Ben Roethlisberger’s DNA to look down the field, take chances and hold the football.

That gives this defense a chance, and that’s how the Browns give themselves a chance. They have to force turnovers and force a lot of turnovers just to stay in a game.The Steelers were lucky to get a tie against the Browns in the Week 1 meeting in Cleveland between the two teams due to the sheer fact that the offense turned the football over a whopping six times in that contest. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had three interceptions in that Week 1 game and while not all of them were on him, one definitely was, and he also fumbled twice. With a rookie quarterback in Baker Mayfield starting against them in this Week 1 rematch Sunday at Heinz field, merely not having the Steele offense turn the football over during the game might be all it takes to produce a win. I hate to use something as obvious as turnovers as a key to a game, but I would be silly not to this week based on what happened during the first meeting between these two teams.

There are things I don’t like in this matchup. The Steelers’ pass rush against the Browns is one of them. I don’t love the Browns’ offense overall with its lack of weapons.The Browns wide receiver group looks a lot different since Week 1. In fact, of the five Cleveland wide receivers that dressed for that regular season opener against the Steelers. Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway, Josh Gordon, Rashard Higgins and Derrick Willies, only the first two will play Sunday against the Steelers. With Gordon now gone and Higgins and Willies both sidelined by injuries, the Browns will be forced to dress to undrafted rookies and the recently signed Breshad Perriman against the Steelers on Sunday. In short, the Steelers must make it a defensive focus to take away Landry on Sunday much in the same way that other teams try to take away Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown on a weekly basis. If Landry is held in check on Sunday, the Steelers should win the game.

This season has been weird, though. Just weird enough that I think the Browns are going to come away from Pittsburgh with a win.

Weather: 46 degrees (feels like 41). 5% chance of precipitation at the start of the game but rising to 85% at 4 PM, 11 MPH wind from the Southwest.

Unfortunately, the Browns did not tweet out any information about which uniforms they will wear this week. Orange for Halloween would be nice, no?

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QB Baker Mayfield – His 1,090 passing yards are the most by a Brown in their first four career starts.

DE Myles Garrett – Garrett’s seven sacks are the most by a Brown through the first seven weeks of a season and his 14 career sacks are the fourth-most sacks by a Brown in their first two seasons.

A rushing score by any Brown will give the team 10 on the year and will be the most by a Browns team through the first eight games of a season since 1974 (10).

With another successful two-point conversion, the 2018 Browns would set the franchise record for most in a single season (five).

Connections

Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley spent the previous six seasons in the same role with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Haley led the Steelers’ offensive efforts to three divisional championships and four playoff berths. He also helped guide multiple offensive players to Pro Bowl selections. In 2017, six Steelers on the offensive side of the ball made the Pro Bowl, a league best.

Browns special teams coordinator Amos Jones was a member of the Steelers’ staff from 2007-12 and helped WR Antonio Brown earn a Pro Bowl selection as a returner in 2011. He also won a Super Bowl with the Steelers (XLIII). Jones also served as kicking game coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh in 1992.

Dee and Jimmy Haslam were part owners of the Steelers from 2008-12.

Browns OL Chris Hubbard was a Steeler from 2013-17. He played in 40 career games for Pittsburgh, including six playoff contests.

Steelers DB Joe Haden was originally drafted by the Browns in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Haden was selected to two Pro Bowls as a Brown.

Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler coached the Browns linebackers from 1999-02.

Steelers LB L.J. Fort was originally signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He appeared in all 16 games with one start during his rookie season in Cleveland.

Steelers assistant head coach/DL coach John Mitchell spent three seasons (1991-93) in Cleveland as an assistant coach.

Steelers OL Zach Banner played in eight games for the Browns last season.

The Browns have a 58-72-1 all-time record against the Steelers.

The last time these two teams met was on September 9, 2018, in Week 1 at FirstEnergy Stadium, when the game finished in a 21-21 tie. The Browns were down 21-7 in the fourth quarter, but defensive pressure and timely offense by Cleveland got a late tie. Zane Gonzalez game-winning field goal attempt in overtime was blocked, cementing the tie.