What You Need to Know: 2020 Week 17 Steelers vs. Browns

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Series Notes

  • LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 75-59-1
  • STREAKS: Steelers have won 3 of past 4
  • LAST GAME: 10/18/20: Browns 7 at Steelers 38
  • LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/14/19: Browns 21, Steelers 7

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, January 3rd, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Location: FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland, OH)
  • TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET):
    Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (field reporter)
  • SIRIUS: 133 (Pit), 82 (Cle)
  • XM: 382 (Pit), 227 (Cle)
  • Referee: Jerome Boger

Steelers TV Coverage

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NFL TV Map 2020 Week 17

Game Capsule

Steelers Browns
LAST WEEK W 28-24 vs. Indianapolis L 23-16 at New York Jets
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 22-4-1 Kevin Stefanski: 0-1
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 26.3/19.2 25.6/26.5
OFFENSE 330.6 370.3
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 399-608-3804-33-10-94.1 Baker Mayfield: 288-459-3367-25-8-95.8
RUSHING James Conner: 160-683-4.3-6 Nick Chubb: 176-959-5.4-11
RECEIVING JuJu Smith-Schuster: 91-776-8.4-8 Jarvis Landry: 67-789-11.8-3
DEFENSE 302.3 356.1
SACKS T.J. Watt: 15 (1L) Myles Garrett: 12
INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick: 4 B.J. Goodson, Denzel Ward: 2
TAKE/GIVE +10 (27/17) +4 (20/16)
PUNTING (NET) Jordan Berry: 45.9 (40.4) Jamie Gillan: 43.9 (37.9)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 91 (34/38 PAT; 19/20 FG) Cody Parkey: 94 (40/44 PAT; 18/21 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • STEELERS clinched AFC North division for 1st time since 2017.
  • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 33 TD passes, 2nd-most in career (34 in 2018). Has 3,804 pass yards, his 10th-career season with 3,500+ pass yards. QB MASON RUDOLPH expected to make 1st start of season. Passed for 221 yards in last road meeting.
  • RB JAMES CONNER had 65 scrimmage yards (45 rec., 20 rush) & rush TD with 5 catches last week. Rushed for 101 yards & TD in Week 6 meeting. Has 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. Cle. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. RB BENNY SNELL aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cle. with rush TD.
  • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 9 catches for season-high 96 yards & TD last week. Has 50+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3. WR DIONTAE JOHNSON aims for 3rd in row with 8+ catches, 50+ rec. yards & TD catch. Has rec. TD in 3 of past 4. Rookie WR CHASE CLAYPOOL aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards. Had 4 catches for 74 yards in Week 6 meeting. Has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of 5 career games vs. division. Leads rookies with 8 rec. TDs. TE ERIC EBRON had TD catch last week.
  • LB T.J. WATT had 2 sacks & FF last week, his 4th game with 2+ sacks this season, most in NFL. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has sack in 6 of 7 career games vs. Cle. Aims for his 5th in row vs. division with sack. Leads NFL with career-high 15 sacks. DE STEPHON TUITT aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had FF in Week 6 meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. DT CAMERON HEYWARD had sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Had 8 tackles & TFL in Week 6 meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Cle. with TFL. CB MIKE HILTON had 2 PD, INT & FR in Week 16.

Browns Notes

  • QB BAKER MAYFIELD aims for 5th in row with 285+ pass yards. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of past 5. Has 640 pass yards (320 per game) & 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 113.2 rating in his past 2 vs. division.
  • RB NICK CHUBB had 66 scrimmage yards (38 rec., 28 rush) & rush TD last week. Aims for 6th in row with rush TD. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Pit. with 75+ scrimmage yards. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 100+ scrimmage yards & 2+ rush TDs. Has 554 rush yards (110.8 per game) & 7 rush TDs in 5 home games this season. RB KAREEM HUNT rushed for TD last week & has rush TD in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD catch. Chubb & Hunt are 1st pair of RB teammates each with 1,000+ scrimmage yards & 10+ TDs since MARK INGRAM & ALVIN KAMARA in 2017.
  • WR JARVIS LANDRY aims for 5th in row with 5+ catches. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4. Had TD catch in last home meeting. WR RASHARD HIGGINS has 75+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3. Had rec. TD in Week 6 meeting. TE AUSTIN HOOPER set season highs in catches (7) & rec. yards (71) last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches. Had 52 rec. yards in Week 6 meeting.
  • DE MYLES GARRETT had sack & PD last week. Had sack in Week 6 meeting & has sack in 4 of 5 career games vs. Pit. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with TFL. DE OLIVIER VERNON had sack in Week 16 & has sack in 2 of past 3. Aims for 4th in row with TFL. Had PD in Week 6 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 2+ sacks & PD. CB DENZEL WARD aims for 4th in row with PD. Has 2+ PD in 2 of past 3. Had PD in Week 6 meeting.

 

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