My pick: Steelers to cover the spread
Browns: COVID Report: Joel Bitonio OG, Harrison Bryant TE, Kevin Johnson CB, Malcolm Smith LB, Denzel Ward CB. Questionable: JC Tretter C, Wyatt Teller RG, Jack Conklin RT, Donovan-Peoples Jones WR, Sheldon Richardson DT,
Steelers: COVID Report: Joe Haden CB. Questionable: Eric Ebron TE, Juju Smith-Schuster WR.
Weather: According to forecast.io, it is expected to be 27*F with a 1% chance of snow
The Browns haven’t practiced all week. Their head coach has COVID. And they have a half-dozen starters on the COVID list.
Browns last road win in PIT was Week 5, 2003.
Steelers are 35-7-1 vs Browns since 2000.
Browns last playoff win: Belichick was the Head Coach and Saban was the Defensive Coordinator (1994)
Steelers allowed 14 sacks this year (least in Super Bowl era).
Steelers allowed 158.7 rush YPG in divisional games (most by playoff teams vs division)
In week 17 the Browns beat the Steelers 24-22 but the Steelers were without Ben Roethlisberger, TJ Watt, Terrell Edmunds, Chris Boswell, and the entire starting offensive line.
3rd down conversion, penalties, time of possession, 3rd down conversion allowed
Browns: 3D= 44%, 3DA= 43%, P: 6.3/game, TOP: 30:54
Steelers: 3D= 42%, 3DA= 37%, P: 5.1/game, TOP: 30:48
Browns: Offense (16th), Defense (17th), Rushing (3rd), Passing (24th)
Steelers: Offense (24th), Defense (3rd), Rushing (32nd), Passing (15th)