Stats and information for the Steelers return from the bye week

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Team Records

Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2-1) vs. Cleveland Browns (2-4-1)

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Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

  • Overall regular-season record: 119-62-1 (.657)/12th season
  • Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 119-62-1 (.657)/12th season
  • Playoff Record/Years: 8-7 (.533)/eight years

Cleveland Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson

  • Overall regular-season record: 11-43-1 (.209)/fourth season
  • Regular-season record with Cleveland: 3-35-1 (.090)/third season
  • Playoff Record/Years: N/A

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Steelers – Browns History

  • Series History: Series began in 1950
  • Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 72-58-1
  • In Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 44-21
  • At Cleveland: Browns lead, 37-28-1
  • Neutral Sites: n/a
  • Streak: Tied last meeting
  • Last Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 9, 2018, at Cleveland
    Pittsburgh 21, Cleveland 21 – OT
  • 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 132nd regular-season meeting between Pittsburgh and Cleveland… the Steelers own a 14.5-game advantage in the regular-season series against the Browns (72-58-1)… Sunday’s game will be the 66th time the two teams will meet in Pittsburgh where the Steelers have won 23 of the previous 25 games… the Steelers and Browns have met 17 times at Heinz Field, where Pittsburgh owns a 16-1 record against Cleveland… the two teams have met 43 times in the month of October (Browns lead, 28-15).

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Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
  • Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Site: einz Field (68,400) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Playing Surface: Natural Grass
  • TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
  • Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst) | Evan Washburn (sideline)
  • Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network
    WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
  • Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (analyst), Craig Wolfley (sideline)
  • Satellite Radio: SIRIUS: 134 (Cle), 82 (Pit) | XM: 383 (Cle), 227 (Pit)
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Game Capsule

Steelers Browns
Last Week Bye (Wk. 6: W 28-21 at Cincinnati) L 26-23 (OT) at Tampa Bay
Coach vs. Opp. Mike Tomlin: 19-3-1 Hue Jackson: 0-4-1
Pts. For/Against 28.5/25.7 21.6/25.3
Offense 417.7 357.4
Passing Ben Roethlisberger: 170-261-2033-12-6-94.6 Baker Mayfield (R): 108-187-1291-6-5-78.5
Rushing James Conner: 103-453-4.4-7 Nick Chubb (R): 34-253-7.4-3
Receiving JuJu Smith-Schuster: 42-561-13.4-2 Jarvis Landry: 41-489-11.9-2
Defense 380.2 413.6
Sacks T.J. Watt: 6 Myles Garrett: 7
INTs Many tied: 1 Denzel Ward (R): 3 (T1L)
Take/Give -2 (8/10) +10 (1L) (20/10)
Punting (Net) Jordan Berry: 43.1 (39.1) Britton Colquitt: 44.9 (38.2)
Kicking Chris Boswell: 31 (16/19 PAT; 5/8 FG) Greg Joseph (R): 30 (6/7 PAT; 8/9 FG)


QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 335 yards in last meeting. Is 12-1-1 in his past 14 starts vs. Cle. Has 95+ rating in 3 of his past 5 meetings. Aims for his 3rd home meeting in row with 350+ pass yards. Has 3+ TD passes in 2 of his past 3 at home. In his past 4 vs. division, has 1,484 pass yards (371 per game). Ranks 2nd in NFL with 338.8 pass yards per game avg.

RB JAMES CONNER rushed for 135 yards with 2 TDs & had 57 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 314 scrimmage yards (157 per game) & 4 rush TDs in his past 2. Has 125+ scrimmage yards in 3 games this season, tied for 2nd-most in NFL.

WR ANTONIO BROWN had 9 catches for 93 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards & 5th in row with rec. TD. Has 63 catches (9 per game) for 911 yards (130.1 per game) & 5 TDs in his past 7 vs. Cle. WR JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 119 rec. yards in last game vs. Cle. Aims for his 3rd meeting in row with 100+ rec. yards.

STEELERS had 7 sacks in last meeting. LB T.J. WATT had 3 sacks in last meeting. Has 24 tackles (8 per game) with 6 sacks, 8 TFL & INT in 3 career games vs. Cle. Has 5 sacks in his past 5 vs. division. LB BUD DUPREE had sack, FF & 2 PD in last meeting. Has sack & FF in 2 of his past 3 vs. Cle. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. LB JON BOSTIC had 9 tackles & sack in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Cle. with 9+ tackles. Has 8+ tackles in 5 of his past 6 vs. AFC North.


QB BAKER MAYFIELD (rookie) threw 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 104.4 rating last week. Passed for 342 yards with 1 TD vs. 1 INT in only career start vs. division (10/7/18 vs. Bal.).

RB NICK CHUBB (rookie) rushed for 80 yards & TD in 1st-career start last week. Leads NFL RBs with 7.4 yards per carry avg. (min. 30 att.). RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. had 95 scrimmage yards (75 rec., 20 rush) & rush TD in last game at Pit. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 4 vs. division.

WR JARVIS LANDRY had 10 catches for 97 yards & TD last week. Since entering league in 2014, has 8 games with 10+ catches, tied for 4th-most in the league over span. Had 7 catches for 106 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 90+ rec. yards. Has 85+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 5 vs. AFC North. TE DAVID NJOKU had TD catch last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards & TD catch.

DE MYLES GARRETT had 2 sacks & FF last week. Has 3 games with 2+ sacks this season, most in NFL. Had 6 tackles, 2 sacks & 2 FFs in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with sack & FF. Rookie CB DENZEL WARD had 2 INTs in last meeting, his NFL debut. CB DAMARIOUS RANDALL had INT in last game vs. Pit. Aims for his 3rd meeting in row with INT & 2 PD. DE EMMANUEL OGBAH had 1.5 sacks & 2 PD in Week 7. DT LARRY OGUNJOBI had sack in last meeting. LB JAMIE COLLINS, SR. had INT & TFL last week. Had 10 tackles in his last game at Pit. (1/1/17). Rookie LB GENARD AVERY had sack & FF in last game vs. Pit.

League Rankings

Steelers Browns
Home Record 1-2-0 2-1-1
Away Record 2-0-1 0-3-0
Record vs. Spread 3-3-0 5-2-0
Points Scored 171 (5th) 151 (23rd)
Points Allowed 154 (21st) 177 (18th)
Takeaway Diff. -2 (24th) +10 (1st)
Pass Yds/Game 329 (2nd) 222 (23rd)
Rush Yds/Game 88 (26th) 135 (5th)
Def. Pass Yds/Game 282 (27th) 278 (26th)
Def. Rush Yds/Game 97 (11th) 134 (28th)

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Steelers 2018 Draft Class

S Terrell Edmunds (6-1, 217)
Rd. 1 28th Overall

Played collegiate football at Virginia Tech where he appeared in 37 games, making 31 starts…he totaled 182 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for losses…Edmunds started all 10 games en route to recording 59 tackles during the 2017 season.

WR James Washington (5-11, 213)
Rd. 2 60th Overall

Set an Oklahoma State University school record with 4,472 career receiving yards, also the second-best receiving yardage total in Big 12 conference history…he became one of two players in school history with three seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards and three years with at least 10 touchdown catches.

QB Mason Rudolph (6-5, 235)
Rd. 3 76th Overall

Led Oklahoma State University to a 32-9 record as the quarterback to produce the winningest record by a signal caller in school history…he finished his career holding no fewer than 54 school records, including single-season and career marks for passing yards, passing touchdowns and pass efficiency…his 13,618 career passing yards rank him fourth in Big 12 conference history.

OL Chukwuma Okorafor (6-8, 320)
Rd. 3 92nd Overall

At Western Michigan University, started each of his final 39 games… he was a first-team All-American selection following the 2017 campaign by the Football Writers Association of America.

S Marcus Allen (6-2, 215)
Rd. 5 148th Overall

Became the sixth player in Penn State football history to reach the 300-tackle mark in a career…his 321 stops rank fifth in program history… he was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2017, starting 13 games and recording 72 tackles (46 solo).

RB Jaylen Samuels (6-0, 225)
Rd. 5 165th Overall

Established a North Carolina State University school record for receptions in a career, finishing with 202…his 47 total touchdowns place him second in program annals and he finished fourth in touchdown receptions (19) and sixth in touchdown runs (28).

DT Joshua Frazier (6-4, 315)
Rd. 7 246th Overall

Played in 40 career games at the University of Alabama…he recorded 28 tackles (11 solo), with 4.5 tackles for losses, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and three passes defensed.

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