TheÂ Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns is a classicÂ AFC North division rivalry game.Â The Steelers will look for a strong fresh start with a win on the road against the Browns. The Browns have made some personnel improvements but the fans are getting fed up with losing seasons.Â Online bettting website Bodog is getting tons of Steelers action and has the Cleveland Browns +6 points, one and a half points higher than any other sportsbook.
RB Jamal Lewis will be relied upon to provide a power running attack. Lewis will be running behind a pretty good O-line, and if they can compete in the trenches the Browns could win this ballgame. When the Browns can score 20 or more points in divisional games they are a formidable 12-3-2 ATS.
Scoring 20+ points in this game could be difficult with the Pittsburgh D and a 60% chance of rain in Cleveland. The Steelers on offense will be looking to utilize RB fast Willie Parker to set up QB Ben Rothlisberger to take some shots downfield against the Browns iffy corners. Cleveland has some fast playmaking linebackers that could make running for Parker challenging.Â Online sportsbook SportsBetting.com has the road favorite Pittsburg Steelers at -4.5 points.
In a game like this I see the Steelers being able to take advantage of the Browns weak spots with clever play-calling. The Steelers have owned the Browns going 12-1 SU in the past 13 meetings and despite Cleveland being improved Romeo Crennel hasn’t proved that he is a coach that can win. Look for first year Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin and crew to out-coach the Browns and pull away with a win on the road.
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