Steelers vs. Browns: Writers' picks and predictions for a divisional game in Week 11

Expect a very close game in Week 11 between the Steelers and Browns

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The Still Curtain staff has this game staying close, but the Steelers should win

"On the heels of a home win against the Green Bay Packers, the Steelers look to build upon the momentum and beat the Cleveland Browns on the road to earn a season sweep. It will prove to be a tall task, but in typical Steelers fashion, we find a way to engineer a fourth-quarter drive that puts Chris Boswell in prime position to kick the game-winning Field Goal." - Eric C Hassel (Steelers 23-20)

"The loss of Deshaun Watson will hurt but I think the Browns will come out trying to prove what time of team they are. This is a different Browns team and I don’t see them folding like typical Browns teams in the past. Will be a close one but I see the Browns pulling away." - Blaze (Browns 17-14)

"The Steelers get to face QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson with the news that Deshaun Watson's season is done. This helps, but it doesn't mean Pittsburgh will have an easy time scoring on Cleveland's top-ranked defense. This has the feel of a low-scoring slugfest, but I think the Steelers come out on top with ugly offensive performances for each team." - Tommy Jaggi (Steelers 16-13)

"BIG GAME for both teams, with the winner staying in the hunt for the division title. Both teams have a great defense and the Steelers have recently put together a solid rushing attack of their own. Kenny Pickett - that’s right, I said it — will be the difference in this one, as he outplays Browns rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson." - Cory Rogers (Steelers 23-20)

"In typical Steelers fashion, Pittsburgh’s secondary allows a lower-tier quarterback to give them trouble. Cleveland hangs around late with a respectable performance from the Browns’ new starter Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Unfortunately for the rookie, Pittsburgh’s defense also loves to force turnovers late in tight games. This week is no different. Steelers extend their win streak to three games." - Dawson King (Steelers 19-14)