We start with a familiar face. The Browns will once again have to face Big Ben twice in the same season, but that familiarity has its ups and downs.
Ben Roethlisberger‘s career record against Cleveland is 21-2 with a 62.5 percent completion percentage, and the last three matchups all being wins by Pittsburgh by a total score of 82-30.
The future Hall-of-Famer has been a nightmare for Browns defenders past, present, and possibly future and with the weapons he has this year in Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, a returning Martavis Bryant and newcomer Juju Smith-Schuster.
The good news is that the defense has had some success against the man. In the last six games, the defense has caused seven interceptions and allowed 20.7 points at home (1-2) as opposed to 26.7 points allowed in Pittsburgh (0-3).
The team’s defense looks as if it will be better but they still have to face an elite player like Big Ben twice in the same year. This will be a very good test to see just how improved the defense is from a year ago.