Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers host the Browns in Week 1 to kick off the NFL season. Pittsburgh posted its second consecutive 8-8 season last year, finishing second in the AFC North. Cleveland went 4-12 and finished last in the division.

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed through NFL Sunday Ticket.

TV coverage: CBS

RadioFor a list of Browns affiliates, click here. For a list of Steelers affiliates, click here

Game Facts

Browns facts

Cleveland has finished in last place in the AFC North in three consecutive seasons.

The Browns haven't had a winning record since 2007 and haven't made the playoffs since 2002.

In the spring, owner Jimmy Haslam fired CEO Joe Banner and general manager Mike Lombardi. Ray Farmer was hired as the new GM.

Mike Pettine enters his first season as Browns head coach. He's a former defensive coordinator for both the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.

The team will be without star receiver Josh Gordon for the entire season, as Gordon's suspension for a second violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy was upheld on appeal.

Cleveland drafted quarterback Johnny Manziel with the No. 22 pick in this year's draft. Manziel will start the season as the backup after losing the quarterback competition to Brian Hoyer.

The Browns signed former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby in the offseason.

Cleveland was ninth in the NFL in total defense last season, allowing 332.4 yards per game.

At 19.3 points per game, the Browns were one of seven teams to average less than 20 points.

The team signed star cornerback Joe Haden to a five-year contract extension in May.

Steelers facts

The Steelers beat the Browns in both of the teams' matchups last season, winning 27-11 in Week 12 and 20-7 in Week 17.

Pittsburgh has missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1999-2000.

Eleven-year veteran Troy Polamalu will serve as team captain this season for the first time in his career.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 4,261 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, both of which were the second-highest totals in his career.

The team said this offseason that it won't negotiate a new contract for Roethlisberger until after the 2014 season.

Running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were arrested on marijuana charges before the team's third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Former running back Isaac Redman announced his retirement due to a spinal cord injury sustained in 2013.

The Steelers signed offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert to a five-year extension in August.

Pittsburgh parted ways with longtime veterans in safety Ryan Clark, linebacker LaMarr Woodley and defensive end Brett Keisel in the offseason, though the team re-signed Keisel in August.

First-round pick Ryan Shazier is expected to start at linebacker. He'd become just the third Steelers linebacker in the last 40 years to do so.

Ben Estes

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