After a season-saving victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 10, the Cleveland Browns still have much work to do. A Thursday Night Football win over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers would keep the Dawg Pound on the right path.
The Cleveland Browns, finally, got their first home win in Week 10. Defeating the Buffalo Bills by a score of 19-16, Cleveland was able to put it together on both sides of the ball, including a solid performance from the new running back duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. But, one good game does not a season make.
Cleveland’s arch-rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, will make their yearly trek to FirstEnergy Stadium for a Thursday Night Football matchup to kick off Week 11. Even if the Steelers have dominated the Browns for the last two decades, the 2019 Steelers are no normal Pittsburgh squad. In fact, nearly the entire offense has changed from just one year ago.
In quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s absence, Mason Rudolph has taken the reigns for the black and yellow. Running back Le’Veon Bell has been switched out for Pennsylvania native James Conner. Antonio Brown, now out of the league, has been replaced by JuJu Smith-Schuster as the Steelers’ top receiving option.
The Browns will have to keep their home turf safe on Thursday night, and they will be seeing the Steelers twice within a span of three weeks. At 3-6, Cleveland still has work to do to keep their season on the rails. This is their blueprint for a 4-6 record, and a win over their rival.