The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns renew their longtime rivalry. Here’s a preview of what to expect in Week 1 between these clubs.
There’s quite a bit of excitement surrounding the Cleveland Browns for the first time in a number of years. General manager John Dorsey has brought in a lot of quality pieces and used the draft to grab the team’s future at quarterback (Baker Mayfield) with the first-overall pick in April. The acquisition of resourceful Tyrod Taylor was a huge addition for a team that led the NFL with 41 turnovers a year ago.
As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the big news at the moment is who’s not around in the form of running back Le’Veon Bell. As of this writing on Wednesday, the Pro Bowl performer has seemingly taken a stand and decided not to report to the team. We’ll soon find out more over the next few days…or maybe not.
In any case, Cleveland’s defense could present a lot of problems for a Steelers’ attack they could be missing one of the top overall players in the league.
What time, channel is Steelers at Browns on?
The Steelers and Browns take the field at 1:00 pm ET at Cleveland on CBS. There will be a three-man booth in play-by-play veteran Greg Gumbel and analysts Trent Green and Bruce Arians. The latter spent the previous five seasons as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals and was once Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator. Elsewhere, Melanie Collins will be patrolling the sidelines.
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Announcers: Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Bruce Arians, Melanie Collins
Odds: Pittsburgh (-5.5), Over/Under: 46.5
Steelers blog: Still Curtain
Browns blog: Dawg Pound Daily
As the week goes on, continue to check the current line, and spread at OddsShark.com.
Dating back to 2007 and the Mike Tomlin Era in the Steel City, Pittsburgh owns a 19-3 record in this series. That includes an 8-3 record at Cleveland over that time period. The Steelers have won six straight games in this longtime rivalry dating back to ’15.