CLEVELAND (2-7) at PITTSBURGH (5-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
OPENING LINE - Steelers by 4 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Browns 4-5, Steelers 4-3-2
SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 68-58
LAST MEETING - Browns beat Steelers 31-10, Oct. 21, 2014
LAST WEEK - Browns lost to Bengals 31-10; Steelers beat Raiders 38-35
AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 30, Steelers No. 10
BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (31), PASS (15).
BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (32), PASS (21).
STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (5), PASS (19).
STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (12), PASS (26).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -Browns have lost four straight games and haven't won in Pittsburgh since 2003. ... Steelers are 27-5 against Cleveland since Browns came back into league in 1999. ... Only seven of last 22 meetings have been decided by eight points or less. ... Cleveland LT Joe Thomas has played 8,496 consecutive offensive snaps, longest active streak in league. ... Browns have 2,458 yards passing, most in franchise history through nine games. ... Cleveland K Travis Coons is first player in franchise history to make first 15 kicks of career. ... Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger is not expected to play due to left foot injury. Steelers are 10-9 in games without Roethlisberger during his career. ... Steelers are averaging 5.1 yards per rush, tops in NFL, but 2014 All-Pro RB Le'Veon Bell is out for rest of season. ... Pittsburgh's 13 running plays of 20-plus yards leads league. ... Steelers WR Antonio Brown set team records for receptions (17) and yards receiving (283) last week against Oakland. ... Pittsburgh is plus-4 in giveaway/takeaway differential, ninth in league. Last time Steelers finished in top 10 in that category was 2010 when it made Super Bowl. Fantasy Tip: Brown is averaging 6.7 receptions for 104 yards in his last four games vs. Cleveland.
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