Pittsburgh Steelers (4-5) at Cleveland Browns (0-10)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 20, 2016, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Cleveland Browns +8.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5
We’ve got some AFC North activity coming in the NFL’s Week 11, as the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Cleveland to visit the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Pittsburgh enters this game with a 4-5 record on the year, dropping their last four games in a row. The Steelers’ latest defeat came at the hands of the surging Cowboys this past Sunday 35-30. In that one, Steelers QB Ben Roethisberger tossed for 408 yards and three touchdowns while star receiver Antonio Brown caught 14 balls for 154 yards and a TD, but Pittsburgh couldn’t keep up on the scoreboard.
On the Steelers’ season so far, Roethlisberger has 2357 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven picks, while Le’Veon Bell is the team’s top rusher on 100 attempts for 433 yards and one score. Brown is pacing himself well for Pittsburgh on 69 catches for 831 yards and seven touchdowns.
It’s been another lost season for Cleveland, who has yet to win a game this year at 0-10. The Browns’ latest embarrassment was a 28-7 loss to the Ravens this past Thursday. In that one, Browns QBs Cody Kessler and Josh McCown combined for 150 yards, one TD and two picks.
So far this year, Kessler is tops among Cleveland’s half-dozen quarterbacks with 1241 yards, six touchdowns and one interception, while Isaiah Crowell leads the rush on 121 attempts for 551 yards and five TDs. Terrelle Pryor is tops in the Cleveland receiving corps with 51 catches for 627 yards and four touchdowns.
Pittsburgh is 1-3-2 ATS in their last six road games and 2-7-3 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 11. The Steelers are also 1-8 ATS in their last nine games in November, and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
As for Cleveland, they’re 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games in Week 11, and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Browns are also 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the AFC, and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss.
Pittsburgh is on a losing skid right now, but aside from that abysmal first half against the Ravens (which featured a returning-too-soon Roethlisberger), their offense hasn’t played that badly. A date with the Browns should be just what the doctor ordered for the Steelers, so I’ll take Pittsburgh to cover here and build a little momentum going forward.