Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers Preview
Offensively, Pittsburgh ranks 27th in rushing yards per game, 28th in total yardage and 29th in passing yards per game. Thatâ€™s the cost of doing business without Leâ€™Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger. But the Steelers have surged back into playoff contention because their defense has become a top 10 unit in several categories while averaging nearly three takeaways per game, overcoming a 1-4 start. Linebacker T.J. Watt bagged 9.5 sacks and Bud Dupree has added six, giving the team a fierce pass rush, and the secondary is one of the best in the game with the addition of cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Cleveland Browns Preview
It might be too early to bury to the Browns, but Cleveland is going to need an ace up its sleeve to come all the way back in the AFC North. Can Cleveland get a second half boost from the addition of running back Kareem Hunt? The former Kansas City Chief, who was suspended by the NFL for the first eight games after violating its personal conduct policy, returned Sunday in a 19-16 win over Buffalo. He rushed four times for 30 yards and caught seven passes for 44 yards. While Nick Chubb is on a pace to run for more than 1,600 yards, thereâ€™s no reason the Brownsâ€™ coaching staff canâ€™t find room for both in the same backfield. A team with Chubb, Hunt, Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry should be potent.