The Pittsburgh Steelers have a rematch with the Cleveland Browns in Week 13 and this second meeting in the last three weeks between the two teams will take place at Heinz Field this time. The Browns also uncharacteristically opened Monday morning as a 1-point consensus road favorite over the Steelers, according to sportsinsights.com.
After beating the Steelers 21-7 in Cleveland on Thursday night in Week 11, the Browns beat the Miami Dolphins at home on Sunday 41-24 to move to 5-6 on the season. In the Browns home win on Sunday, quarterback Baker Mayfield competed 24 of his 34 total pass attempts for 327 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
Two of Mayfield’s three touchdown passes went to wide receiver Jarvis Landry and the other one went to wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Landry finished the game with 10 receptions for 148 yards while Beckham caught six passes for 84 yards against the Dolphins.
The browns leading rusher against the Dolphins was running back Nick Chubb as he registered 106 yards and a touchdown on 21 total carries. Fellow running back Kareem Hunt also chipped in 37 yards and a touchdown on his eight total carries against the Dolphins.
Defenselessly for the Browns against the Dolphins, safety Damarious Randall led Cleveland in total tackles with six. The defense registered four sacks of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was credited with two of them.
Browns linebacker Joe Schobert intercepted Fitzpatrick twice during Sunday’s game and the Browns offense converted both of those turnovers into touchdowns.
The Browns will be looking to register their fourth consecutive win on Sunday against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, a place they last won in 2003. The Steelers are also 12-0 against the Browns in Pittsburgh under head coach Mike Tomlin and have outscored them 323-174 in those 12 contests at Heinz Field. The Browns have not swept the Steelers in a regular season since 1988.
The Steelers will enter their Sunday home game against the Browns as the No. 6 seed in the AFC while the Browns will enter that contest as the No. 10 seed. A Steelers win on Sunday over the Browns would effectively end the 2019 season of Cleveland.