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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Pick & Prediction NOV 14TH 2019

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The Cleveland Browns are still holding out hope of making a run at a postseason berth and they need look no further than their upcoming opponent to believe it is possible. The Pittsburgh Steelers shrugged off a 1-4 start to surge into playoff contention and will take a four-game winning streak into Thursday night's road matchup against the Browns.}

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The Steelers are currently holding down the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC despite losing starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Week 1, but their defense has stepped up and scored in three of the past four games. "They are playing like the '85 (Chicago) Bears," backup quarterback Mason Rudolph said of his defense following Sunday's 17-12 win over the Los Angeles Rams. "It seems like, every week, forcing turnovers every other series, it seems like." Cleveland ended a four-game slide by beating Buffalo for its first home win of the season, but Thursday's matchup against a bitter AFC North rival is a must-win affair to keep its playoff hopes alive. "We needed to have that. Moving forward, we know that we can do that," quarterback Baker Mayfield said after tossing the winning touchdown pass with under two minutes remaining. "That goes a long way mentally for everybody in our locker room, but it's a singular focus. We're going to enjoy this win, but it's a short week. We're onto the Steelers."

TV: 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Browns -2.5 O/U: 40

ABOUT THE STEELERS (5-4): Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has made an enormous impact on Pittsburgh's defense since he was acquired from Miami in mid-September, returning a fumble 43 yards for a touchdown on Sunday and bringing back an interception 96 yards for a score in the previous week's two-point win over Indianapolis. "The ball seems to find him," Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said of Fitzpatrick, who is responsible for forcing eight of the team's 26 turnovers despite appearing in seven games. The Steelers are hoping for the return of running back James Conner, who missed the past two games (shoulder) but gouged Cleveland for 281 yards rushing and four touchdowns last season. His presence can only help Rudolph, who is averaging only 190 yards passing.

ABOUT THE BROWNS (3-6): One of the few constants for Cleveland has been the effectiveness of the running game behind Nick Chubb, who is third in the NFL with 919 yards rushing and eclipsed 100 yards for the fourth time in six games last week. Joining the backfield mix last Sunday after serving an eight-game suspension was former Kansas City star running back Kareem Hunt, a former 1,000-yard rusher who picked up 30 yards on the ground and added seven receptions for 44 yards in his season debut. Mayfield did not commit a turnover for the second straight week and had his first game with multiple scoring passes on Sunday, including one to Jarvis Landry, who had nine catches for 97 yards. The Browns are giving up an average of 134.9 yards rushing.


1. Chubb is seeking his ninth straight game with at least 90 yards from scrimmage.

2. Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster had five catches for 119 yards in his only game at Cleveland.

3. Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. has at least five catches in four straight games but has not scored since Week 2.

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Pittsburgh Steelers

Cleveland Browns

Player Position Lineup
Tyson Alualu primary: Defensive End Starter
James Conner primary: Runningback Starter
David DeCastro primary: Right Guard Starter
Bud Dupree primary: Right Outside Linebacker Starter
Terrell Edmunds primary: Strong Safety Starter
Matt Feiler primary: Right Tackle Starter
Ramon Foster primary: Left Guard Starter
Joe Haden primary: Left Cornerback Starter
Javon Hargrave primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Cameron Heyward primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Vance McDonald primary: Tight End Starter
Maurkice Pouncey primary: Center Starter
Mason Rudolph primary: Quarterback Starter
JuJu Smith-Schuster primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Alejandro Villanueva primary: Left Tackle Starter
T.J. Watt primary: Left Outside Linebacker Starter
Vince Williams primary: Right Inside Linebacker Starter
Steven Nelson primary: Right Cornerback Starter
Devin Bush primary: Left Inside Linebacker Starter
Diontae Johnson primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Minkah Fitzpatrick primary: Free Safety Starter
Nick Vannett primary: Tight End Starter
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi primary: Linebacker Substitution
Zach Banner primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Jordan Berry primary: Punter Substitution
Chris Boswell primary: Kicker Substitution
Artie Burns primary: Cornerback Substitution
Kameron Canaday primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Jordan Dangerfield primary: Safety Substitution
Trey Edmunds primary: Tight End Substitution
B.J. Finney primary: Center Substitution
Mike Hilton primary: Cornerback Substitution
Tyler Matakevich primary: Linebacker Substitution
Dan McCullers primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Jaylen Samuels primary: Runningback Substitution
Cameron Sutton primary: Cornerback Substitution
James Washington primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Robert Spillane primary: Linebacker Substitution
Mark Barron primary: Linebacker Substitution
Tevin Jones primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Kameron Kelly primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Isaiah Buggs primary: Defensive End Substitution
Johnny Holton primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Jayrone Elliott primary: Linebacker Substitution
Tony Brooks-James primary: Runningback Substitution
Anthony Chickillo primary: Outside Linebacker Not active
Chukwuma Okorafor primary: Offensive Linesman Not active
Justin Layne primary: Cornerback Not active
Benny Snell Jr. primary: Runningback Not active
Zach Gentry primary: Tight End Not active
Devlin Hodges primary: Quarterback Did not play
Paxton Lynch primary: Quarterback Not active
L.T. Walton primary: Defensive End Not active
Player Position Lineup
Joel Bitonio primary: Left Guard Starter
Pharaoh Brown primary: Tight End Starter
Juston Burris primary: Defensive Back Starter
Nick Chubb primary: Runningback Starter
Myles Garrett primary: Defensive End Starter
Chris Hubbard primary: Right Tackle Starter
Jarvis Landry primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Baker Mayfield primary: Quarterback Starter
Larry Ogunjobi primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Damarious Randall primary: Safety Starter
Greg Robinson primary: Left Tackle Starter
Joe Schobert primary: MIKE Linebacker Starter
Chad Thomas primary: Defensive End Starter
JC Tretter primary: Center Starter
Denzel Ward primary: Cornerback Starter
Odell Beckham Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Demetrius Harris primary: Tight End Starter
Devaroe Lawrence primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Morgan Burnett primary: Safety Starter
Greedy Williams primary: Cornerback Starter
Mack Wilson primary: Weak Outside Linebacker Starter
Wyatt Teller primary: Right Guard Starter
T.J. Carrie primary: Cornerback Substitution
Rashard Higgins primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Dontrell Hilliard primary: Runningback Substitution
Charley Hughlett primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Terrance Mitchell primary: Cornerback Substitution
Damion Ratley primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Chris Smith primary: Defensive End Substitution
Tavierre Thomas primary: Cornerback Substitution
Kareem Hunt primary: Runningback Substitution
Eric Kush primary: Guard Substitution
Adarius Taylor primary: Linebacker Substitution
Sheldon Richardson primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Garrett Gilbert primary: Quarterback Substitution
Sione Takitaki primary: Linebacker Substitution
Sheldrick Redwine primary: Safety Substitution
Austin Seibert primary: Kicker Substitution
Jamie Gillan primary: Punter Substitution
Stephen Carlson primary: Tight End Substitution
D'Ernest Johnson primary: Runningback Substitution
Justin McCray primary: Guard Substitution
KhaDarel Hodge primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Ricky Seals-Jones primary: Tight End Substitution
Eli Ankou primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Tae Davis primary: Linebacker Substitution
Olivier Vernon primary: Defensive End Not active
Kendall Lamm primary: Offensive Tackle Not active
Robert Jackson primary: Defensive Back Not active
Eric Murray primary: Safety Not active
Drew Forbes primary: Guard Not active
Taywan Taylor primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Bryan Cox Jr. primary: Defensive End Not active

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cleveland Browns

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 11
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 1 Yards
    • Rusher: Baker Mayfield
    • Conv Kicker: Austin Seibert
  • Period 2
  • MIN 9
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 1 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Jarvis Landry
    • Passer: Baker Mayfield
    • Conv Kicker: Austin Seibert
  • Period 3
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 3 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Jaylen Samuels
    • Passer: Mason Rudolph
    • Conv Kicker: Chris Boswell
  • Period 4
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 8 Yards
    • Passer: Baker Mayfield
    • Conv Kicker: Austin Seibert
    • Pass Receiver: Stephen Carlson
  • Match End


Last 10

W 100% L 0%
9 0
  • @Jacksonville W 27 - 3
  • Cincinnati W 10 - 36
  • @Dallas W 24 - 19
  • @Baltimore W 28 - 24
  • @Tennessee W 27 - 24
  • Cleveland W 7 - 38
  • Philadelphia W 29 - 38
  • @Tennessee D 0 - 0
  • Houston W 21 - 28
  • Denver W 21 - 26
W 70% L 30%
7 3
  • Philadelphia W 17 - 22
  • Houston W 7 - 10
  • Las Vegas L 16 - 6
  • @Cincinnati W 37 - 34
  • @Pittsburgh L 7 - 38
  • Indianapolis W 23 - 32
  • @Dallas W 49 - 38
  • Washington W 20 - 34
  • Cincinnati W 30 - 35
  • @Baltimore L 6 - 38

Next Games

  • Baltimore(10-06-19) L 26 - 23
  • Washington(10-28-12) W 12 - 27
  • @Buffalo(12-11-16) W 27 - 20
  • @Cincinnati(11-24-19) W 16 - 10
  • Indianapolis(11-03-19) W 24 - 26
  • @Jacksonville(10-19-14) L 6 - 24
  • @Tennessee(10-16-16) L 26 - 28
  • Baltimore(12-22-19) L 31 - 15
  • @N.Y. Giants(08-09-18) W 20 - 10
  • @N.Y. Jets(09-16-19) W 23 - 3

Last Meetings

  • Browns @ Steelers 7-38
  • Browns @ Steelers 13-20
  • Steelers @ Browns 7-21
  • Browns @ Steelers 18-33
  • Steelers @ Browns 21-21
  • Browns @ Steelers 24-28
  • Steelers @ Browns 21-18
  • Browns @ Steelers 24-27
  • Steelers @ Browns 24-9
  • Steelers @ Browns 28-12

American Football Conference

Buffalo Bills73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-13-27-0-3
Miami Dolphins64 0.6001.00.00.0 3-23-26-0-4
New England Patriots46 0.4003.00.00.0 3-21-44-0-6
New York Jets010 0.0007.00.00.0 0-50-50-0-10
Pittsburgh Steelers100 01.0000.00.00.0 5-05-010-0-0
Cleveland Browns73 0.7003.00.00.0 5-12-27-0-3
Baltimore Ravens64 0.6004.00.00.0 2-34-16-0-4
Cincinnati Bengals27 1.2227.50.00.0 2-20-52-1-7
Tennessee Titans73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-23-17-0-3
Indianapolis Colts73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-13-27-0-3
Houston Texans37 0.3004.00.00.0 2-31-43-0-7
Jacksonville Jaguars19 0.1006.00.00.0 1-40-51-0-9
Kansas City Chiefs91 0.9000.00.00.0 4-15-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders64 0.6003.00.00.0 2-34-16-0-4
Denver Broncos46 0.4005.00.00.0 2-32-34-0-6
Los Angeles Chargers37 0.3006.00.00.0 2-31-43-0-7

National Football Conference

Philadelphia Eagles36 1.3330.00.00.0 2-21-43-1-6
New York Giants37 0.3000.50.00.0 2-31-43-0-7
Dallas Cowboys37 0.3000.50.00.0 2-31-43-0-7
Washington Football Team37 0.3000.50.00.0 3-30-43-0-7
Green Bay Packers73 0.7000.00.00.0 3-14-27-0-3
Chicago Bears55 0.5002.00.00.0 2-33-25-0-5
Detroit Lions46 0.4003.00.00.0 1-33-34-0-6
Minnesota Vikings46 0.4003.00.00.0 1-43-24-0-6
New Orleans Saints82 0.8000.00.00.0 5-13-18-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers74 0.6361.50.00.0 3-24-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers47 0.3644.50.00.0 2-42-34-0-6
Atlanta Falcons37 0.3005.00.00.0 1-42-33-0-7
Los Angeles Rams73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-03-37-0-3
Seattle Seahawks73 0.7000.00.00.0 5-02-37-0-3
Arizona Cardinals64 0.6001.00.00.0 3-23-26-0-4
San Francisco 49ers46 0.4003.00.00.0 1-43-24-0-6

Last Injuries

Cleveland Browns

  • Myles Garrett

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Garrett has been added to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and it is uncertain when he will return to action.

  • Charley Hughlett

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Hughlett has popped up the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list as he came in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. It is unknown when he will be activated.

  • Jacob Phillips

    Prob Sun | probable

    Phillips has been absent from the previous four games with a knee injury, but it is projected that he will return Sunday against the Eagles.

  • Wyatt Teller

    Prob Sun | probable

    Teller is managing a calf injury, but is likely to be a participant in Sunday's showdown with the Eagles.

  • Joel Bitonio

    Prob Sun | probable

    Bitonio is hampered by an elbow injury, but he is likely to dress for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles.

  • Mack Wilson

    Prob Sun | probable

    Wilson is nursing a hip injury, but he is expected to partake in Sunday's battle with the Eagles.

  • Sheldon Richardson

    Prob Sun | probable

    Richardson injured his knee, but it is not expected to impede his status against the Eagles on Sunday.

  • Andy Janovich

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Janovich will spend an undetermined length of time on the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster

    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Smith-Schuster has a toe injury, and it has yet be established if he will participate in Thursday's showdown versus the Ravens.

  • Jaylen Samuels

    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Samuels was absent from the lineup during the previous game due to a quad injury, and it is undetermined if he will be active Thursday versus the Ravens.

  • Jayrone Elliott

    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Elliott missed the last game with an illness, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Ravens on Thursday.

  • Joe Haden

    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Haden is nursing a knee injury, and it remains to be seen if he will play Thursday against the Ravens.

  • Trey Edmunds

    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Edmunds is dealing with a hamstring injury, and it is uncertain if he will line up against the Ravens on Thursday.

  • Zach Gentry

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Gentry has wound up on the injured reserve list with a left knee sprain, and there is no timetable for return.

  • Isaiah Buggs

    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Buggs has sat out the past two games due to an ankle injury, and it is unclear if it will impede his status for Thursday's matchup against the Ravens.

  • Chris Wormley

    Prob Sun | probable

    Wormley has been activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list after healing from a knee injury, and he is likely to return to the lineup against the Jaguars on Sunday.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield threw for two touchdowns, and the Cleveland defense beat down and beat up the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night, resulting in a 21-7 win for the Browns.

The result was marred by a huge brawl with eight seconds left that resulted in the ejections of three players. Cleveland's Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi, along with Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey, were booted.

Garrett could be facing a long suspension after he ripped quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet off and then hit him in the head with it. Pouncey punched and kicked Garrett in response.

Mayfield completed 17 of 32 passes for 193 yards and added a touchdown run while playing his second straight turnover-free game after committing 13 giveaways in the first eight games.

Linebacker Joe Schobert starred for the Browns' defense with 10 tackles, a sack and two interceptions. The last pick set up Mayfield's game-sealing, 8-yard touchdown toss to Stephen Carlson with 5:25 left.

Pittsburgh (5-5) saw its four-game winning streak end as Rudolph endured a rough game. Rudolph hit on just 23 of 44 passes for 221 yards with a touchdown and four interceptions.

The Steelers lost leading rusher James Conner (shoulder) and top receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) in the first half. That was part of a physical, chippy game in which Cleveland (4-6) was penalized eight times for 121 yards.

Browns safety Damarious Randall was ejected in the third quarter for a helmet-to-helmet hit on rookie wideout Diontae Johnson. It was the first of four penalties on an 87-yard drive that Pittsburgh capped with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Rudolph to Jaylen Samuels at the 5:39 mark, cutting Cleveland's lead to 14-7.

The Browns set an immediate tone by forcing a three-and-out to start the game, then going 65 yards on just five plays. Mayfield found Odell Beckham for 42 yards to the 1, then snuck the final yard for a 7-0 advantage before the game was four minutes old.

Cleveland upped the lead to 14-0 on Mayfield's 1-yard scoring strike to Jarvis Landry with 9:55 left in the second quarter.

Nick Chubb rushed 27 times for 92 yards for Cleveland, becoming the first player to go over the 1,000-yard mark on the ground this year.

--Field Level Media