Steelers-Browns Capsule

PITTSBURGH (9-6) at CLEVELAND (3-12)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 8 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 7-5-3, Cleveland 6-9-0

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 69-58

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 30-9, Nov. 15, 2015

LAST WEEK - Steelers lost to Ravens 20-17; Browns lost to Chiefs 17-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 11, Browns No. 30

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (13), PASS (5).

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (6), PASS (30).

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (19), PASS (17).

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (32), PASS (19).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers damaged playoff chances with loss at Baltimore. They must win and Jets have to lose against Buffalo for Pittsburgh to earn postseason spot. ... Steelers are 27-6 vs. Browns since 1999. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is 19-4, including one playoff win against Browns, and 44-16 overall against AFC North. ... Roethlisberger passed for 379 yards and three TDs against Browns earlier this season. ... RB DeAngelo Williams needs 101 yards to eclipse 1,000 this season. ... Steelers WR Antonio Brown (123 catches) enters game needing seven receptions to set team single-season record. Brown can also pass team's yardage record (1,698) with 52 yards. ... Brown has 362 receptions in past three seasons, most in league history over three-year span. Brown could have field day against injury-depleted Browns secondary. ... DE Cameron Heyward leads Steelers with seven sacks. ... Browns facing major upheaval as another losing season winds down. Coach Mike Pettine has gone 3-17 in his last 20 games following 7-4 start in 2014. ... Browns QB Johnny Manziel will miss finale with concussion sustained last week against Chiefs. ... Manziel took several hard hits while rushing for 108 yards, most by QB in team history. ... Browns have had 14 players diagnosed with concussions since start of training camp. ... Manziel passed for career-high 372 yards in previous meeting against Steelers. ... QB Austin Davis will make second start this season. He completed 25 of 38 passes for 230 yards in 37-3 loss to Bengals on Dec. 6. ... Browns rushed for season-high 232 yards last week and are averaging 185.3 yards in past three games. ... Browns need 84 yards passing to reach 4,000 in season for just fifth time. ... TE Gary Barnidge needs 23 yards to join Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome (1981, 84) and Kellen Winslow (2007) as only Browns TEs with 1,000 in season. ... LB Karlos Dansby needs one interception to become fifth play in league history with 40 sacks and 20 interceptions. Fantasy Tip: Browns WR Travis Benjamin had seven catches for 113 yards earlier this season against Steelers.

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