TV Schedule: Sunday, Nov. 24, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS
Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium
Weather: High 26, Low 25
Line: Cleveland (-1)
Winning against a tough Detroit Lions squad a week ago at home was a great sign for the Pittsburgh Steelers — maybe their season isn’t lost after all. Since starting the season 0-4, the Steelers are 4-2 and it looks like they will make a strong push at the playoffs. Ben Roethlisberger has been solid this season, passing for 2,901 yards and 17 touchdowns even though many people thought his career was on the way down. His favorite target is no longer Mike Wallace since he’s no longer with the team, but Antonio Brown has come into the spotlight catching 74 passes for 952 yards and five touchdowns. Rookie running back Le’Veon Bell leads the rushing attack with 375 yards and four touchdowns.
Facing off against a fierce rival in the Steelers, the Cleveland Browns are looking to jump the division rival in the standings with a big win. Cleveland has gone through quarterbacks this season like it’s nobody’s business, seeing three lead the way through 11 weeks. Jason Campbell is the latest starter for the Browns and he has done fairly well since taking over, passing for 809 yards and six touchdowns with just three interceptions. He has taken advantage of the top receiver’s, Josh Gordon, and the top tight end’s, Jordan Cameron, success this season. Gordon has 40 catches for 751 yards and four touchdowns while Cameron has 56 catches for 629 yards and six touchdowns.
Defensively, the Browns have been one of the most consistent units in the NFL this season. Cleveland ranks fifth in total yards allowed per game as well as fourth in passing yards and eighth in rushing yards. Pittsburgh has been solid in the secondary this season, ranking eighth in passing yards allowed, but the run defense has not been there, ranking 26th in the league.
PREDICTION: Steelers 28, Browns 21