Preview: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Associated Press Published:

Records: Cleveland 4-11, Pittsburgh 7-8.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday.


Opening Line: Steelers by 51⁄2.

Record vs. Spread: Cleveland 6-9, Pittsburgh 8-7.

Series Record: Steelers, 66-57.

Last Meeting: Steelers beat Browns, 27-11, on Nov. 24, 2013.

Last Week: Browns lost to the N.Y. Jets 24-13; Steelers lost to the Packers 38-31.

Browns Offense: 15th overall, 27th rush, 12th pass.

Browns Defense: 10th overall, 16th rush, 9th pass.

Steelers Offense: 16th overall, 29th rush, 11th pass.

Steelers Defense: 14th overall, 22nd rush, 8th pass.


It's the fourth straight year the rivals have finished season against each other. ... Browns have lost six straight since 4-5 start. Cleveland has had six-game losing streak in four of last six seasons. ... Browns have not won in Pittsburgh since 2000. ... Cleveland WR Josh Gordon leads NFL with 1,564 yards receiving, club record. Brown needs 10 receptions to break club mark for catches in season. Kellen Winslow Jr. and Ozzie Newsome share mark with 89. ... Browns CB Joe Haden third in NFL with 20 passes defensed. ... Steelers have won seven of 11 to get into fringe of AFC playoff race Steelers need to win and have Baltimore, Miami and San Diego lose to claim second AFC wild card. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is 16-1 against Browns and hasn't thrown interception in last three meetings. ... Roethlisberger needs 247 yards passing to break team record of 4,328 he set in 2009. ... Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell needs 73 total yards to break Franco Harris' team record for yards from scrimmage by rookie (1,235) set in 1972. ... Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown is 11 receptions shy of tying Hines Ward's team single-season record of 112 set in 2002. ... Steelers' defense will not finish in Top 10 in yards allowed for first time since 1999. ... Could be final home game for several long-tenured Steelers, including DE Brett Keisel and S Ryan Clark, who will be free agents.

-- Associated Press

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