Through 3 Quarters
The Pittsburgh Steelers fell flat on their face against the Kansas City Chiefs last week, but memory of that harsh defeat doesn’t seem to have tripped them up today. Either team is in a position to win, but the Steelers lead against the Cleveland Browns 13-7.
RB Najee Harris has led the way so far for Pittsburgh, as he has picked up 113 yards on the ground on 19 carries. On the defensive end, Pittsburgh got some fancy footwork from OLB T.J. Watt, who dodged the offensive line for three sacks.
No one has had a standout game offensively for Cleveland, but they have gotten one touchdown from QB Baker Mayfield.
This is the first time Pittsburgh has been ahead going into the fourth quarter in the past eight games.
Cleveland @ Pittsburgh
Current Records: Cleveland 7-8; Pittsburgh 7-7-1
What to Know
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns will face off in an AFC North clash at 8:15 p.m. ET Jan. 3 at Heinz Field. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.
Last week, Pittsburgh got maybe a little too into the holiday spirit, gifting the Kansas City Chiefs an easy 36-10 win. The Steelers were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 23 to nothing. QB Ben Roethlisberger had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw one interception and fumbled the ball once with only 4.54 yards per passing attempt.
Meanwhile, Cleveland was first on the board but had to settle for second at the end of their contest against the Green Bay Packers last week. Cleveland fell just short of Green Bay by a score of 24-22. Despite the defeat, Cleveland got a solid performance out of RB Nick Chubb, who rushed for one TD and 126 yards on 17 carries.
The losses put the Browns at 7-8 and the Steelers at 7-7-1. Cleveland has been eliminated from…