Fast Facts: Steelers (10-5) vs. Browns (1-14)

Fast Facts is a weekly series featuring a quick glance at the upcoming Steelers game.

Odds

The opening line has the Steelers as a 5.5 point favorite. The over/under is 43.5 points.

Team Records

Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5) vs. Cleveland Browns (1-14)

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

  • Overall regular-season record: 102-57 (.642)/10th season
  • Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 102-57 (.642)/10th season
  • Playoff Record/Years: 6-5 (.545)/six years

Cleveland Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson

  • Overall regular-season record: 9-22 (.290)/second season
  • Regular-season record with Cleveland: 1-14 (.067)/fi rst season
  • Playoff Record/Years: N/A

Steelers-Browns History

  • Series History: Series began in 1950
  • Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 69-58
  • At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 42-21
  • At Cleveland: Browns lead, 37-27
  • Neutral Sites: N/A
  • Streak: Steelers won previous three meetings
  • Last Regular-Season Meeting: Nov. 20, 2016, at Cleveland
    Pittsburgh 24, Cleveland 9
  • Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 2-0
  • Last Postseason Meeting: Jan. 5, 2003, in Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh 36, Cleveland 33 – AFC Wild Card
    (preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

This week’s game will mark the 128th regular-season meeting between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, with the Steelers holding an 11-game advantage in the series (69-58)… Sunday’s game will be the 64th time the two teams will meet in Pittsburgh where the Steelers are 42-21 against the Browns… the two teams have met six times in the month of January during the regular-season, with the Steelers winning each of the January games.

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
  • Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET
  • Site: Heinz Field (68,400) | Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Playing Surface: Natural Grass
  • TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
  • Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) | Rich Gannon (analyst)
  • Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network  | WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
  • Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play) | Tunch Ilkin (analyst) | Craig Wolfley (sideline)

By The Numbers

Browns

  • QB Robert Griffin III
    • Has 121 rushing yards & 2 rush TDs in past 3
    • Had pass TD in last meeting (10/28/12 with Was.)
  • QB Cody Kessler
    • Ranks 2nd among rookies with 65.6 comp. pct. (min. 150 att.)
  • RB Isaiah Crowell
    • Had 2 rush TDs last week
    • Is 1st Browns RB with 800+ rush yards (800) & 7+ rush TDs (7) since 2012
  • WR Terrelle Pryor Sr.
    • Leads team with 913 rec. yards
    • Can become 7th WR in team history with 1,000-yard rec. season
  • TE Gary Barnidge
    • Since 2015, is 1 of 4 NFL TEs with 125+ catches (129), 1,500+ rec. yards (1,615) & 10+ TD catches (10)
  • LB Jamie Collins
    • Has 59 tackles, 7 TFL, 2 sacks & FF since Week 9
  • CBs Joe Haden (19 INTs, 100 PD) & Tramon Williams (20 INTs, 97 PD) are 2 of 4 players in NFL with 15+ INTs & 95+ PD since 2010

Steelers

  • QB Ben Roethlisberger
    • Is 10th QB in NFL history with 300+ pass TDs (301)
    • Has 3,819 pass yards & needs 181 for 5th career season with 4,000+ pass yards
    • Has passed for 895 yards (298.3 per game) & 6 TDs for 99.5 rating in past 3 vs. Cleveland
  • RB Le’Veon Bell
    • Has rushed for 835 yards (139.2 per game) & 6 TDs in past 6
    • Has 3rd-highest scrimmage yards per game avg. (157.0) in NFL history
    • Ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,268 rush yards & 3rd with 1,884 scrimmage yards
  • WR Antonio Brown
    • Leads NFL with 106 catches & ranks 2nd with 12 rec. TDs.
    • Is 1 of 2 players (Marvin Harrison) in NFL history to have 100+ receptions in 4 consecutive seasons
    • Has 5 career seasons with 1,000+ rec. yards, 2nd most in team history
  • LB Lawrence Timmons
    • Has 4 career seasons with 100+ tackles, 2+ sacks & 2+ INTs, most in franchise history.
  • LB James Harrison is franchise leader with 79.5 sacks

Team Rankings

Passing Robert Griffin III: 58-107-654-0-2-64.9 OR
Cody Kessler (R): 128-195-1380-6-2-92.3
Ben Roethlisberger: 328-509-3819-29-13-95.4
Rushing Isaiah Crowell: 179-800-4.5-7 Le’Veon Bell: 261-1268 (2L)-4.9-7
Receiving Terrelle Pryor Sr.: 70-913-13.0-4 Antonio Brown: 106 (1L)-1284-12.1-12 (2L)
Offense 302.6 376.7
Pass Yds/Game 203 (28th) 263 (5th)
Rush Yds/Game 98 (24th) 112 (11th)
Points Scored 240 (31st) 372 (12th)
Points Allowed 425 (31st) 303 (9th)
Take/Give -9 (28th) +2 (13th)
Defense 397.8 336.3
Def. Pass Yds/Game 250 (21st) 245 (15th)
Def. Rush Yds/Game 147 (31st) 91 (6th)
Sacks Emmanuel Ogbah (R): 5.5 James Harrison: 5
INTs Joe Haden, Jamar Taylor: 3 Artie Burns (R): 3
Punting Britton Colquitt: 45.2 Jordan Berry: 45.5
Kicking Cody Parkey: 74 (17/18 PAT; 19/23 FG) Chris Boswell: 96 (33/33 PAT; 21/25 FG)
Referee John Hussey

Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and/or National Football League.

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