The Steelers returned back to the win column last week with a 38-35 victory over the Oakland Raiders. This week they’ll end their three-game home stand before the bye week with an AFC North matchup against the 2-7 Cleveland Browns.
Both teams could potentially be without their starting quarterbacks with Ben Roethlisberger suffering a foot sprain in last week’s win and Josh McCown trying to come back from a rib injury. Hopefully the Steelers don’t overlook the Browns and keep their eyes set at the bye week, which couldn’t come at a better time considering all the injuries so far this season.
This will be the 125th meeting in the Steelers-Browns series history with the Steelers leading 66-58. The Steelers are 42-21 over the Browns at home and specifically 13-1 against them at Heinz Field.
Steelers backup quarterback Landry Jones is ready to cut loose on offense and feels more confident with the playbook going into his second career start. The Steelers defense, on the other hand, hopes to not have to put the offense in a position to have to score 38 points to win a game again.
"“I think with the high standards that we have here, being the Pittsburgh Steelers, specifically the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, 35 points is too much. We fell well below the line with that. We need to evaluate what happened and find a way to get better.” – Mike Mitchell"
Steelers fans will also be anxious to see if a week’s worth of practice will make a difference in newly signed return specialist Jacoby Jones. Jones made a minimal impact last week that possibly exposed a bigger issue of blocking on special teams.
Here are all the details you’ll need on how to catch the Steelers and Raiders in action:
Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 15th 1:00 pm EST
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
TV: CBS (KDKA 2-Local Pittsburgh), Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket
Announcers: Announcers: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn
Here we go Steelers! Here we go!