On Sunday, the 2-7 Cleveland Browns travel to Pittsburgh to face the 5-4 Pittsburgh Steelers. This is the last game for the Browns before they enter their long awaited bye week. Pittsburgh probably feels as though they've been blessed with an extra bye week. Just kidding, sort of. These two teams last faced each other more than a year ago in a match up Cleveland won 31-10 at FirstEnergy stadium. Touchdowns in that game were scored by Ben Tate and Jordan Cameron, while passes were being tossed by Brian Hoyer. Of course, all three of those players are gone and this Browns team isn't half as good as last year's.
Offensive coordinator John Difilippo seems to have no clue what he wants to do when Johnny is on the field. The run game becomes non existent and their best playmakers (Duke Johnson, Gary Barnidge, Travis Benjamin) seem lost. Wide receivers Brian Hartline and Andrew Hawkins return this week which means Taylor Gabriel won't see the field. If McCown plays and is effective the Browns have a chance. If Johnny starts, expect to see a lot of improvising and a lot of sacks from a Steelers defense that is tied for seventh in the league with 22.
My prediction: Steelers 31, Browns 10. I really hope this score doesn't happen, but if so, some one is getting fired.
What: Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers
When: Sunday 11/15/2015 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Heinz Field Pittsburgh, Pa
TV/Radio: CBS, 850 WKNR Cleveland, 92.3 The Fan WKRK Cleveland, 98.5 WNCX.