Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet: Week 17 vs the Cleveland Browns

Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet is a weekly series featuring a quick glance at the upcoming Steelers game, including odds, records, things to watch for, and how to watch/listen to the game.

Series Notes

  • All-Time Steelers lead, 78-61-1
    • Last: Steelers Win, 15-10 (Oct. 31, 2021)
  • Home Steelers lead, 49-22
    • Last: Browns Win, 48-37 (Jan. 10, 2021)
  • Away Browns lead, 39-29-1
    • Last: Steelers Win, 15-10 (Oct. 31, 2021)

The Coaches

  • Steelers: Mike Tomlin
    • At Franchise: 152-85-2 (15)
    • Overall: 152-85-2 (15)
    • Versus Opponent: 23-5-1
  • Browns: Kevin Stefanski
    • At Franchise: 18-13 (2)
    • Overall: 18-13 (2)
    • Versus Opponent: 1-2

Gameday Information

  • Date: Monday, January 3
    Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • Location: Heinz Field
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Capacity 68,400 // Natural Grass
  • TV: ESPN || Locally WTAE-TV
    • Steve Levy (play-by-play)
    • Brian Griese (analysis)
    • Louis Riddick (analysis)
    • Lisa Salters (sideline)
  • National Radio: Westwood One
    • Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
    • Kurt Warner (analysis)
  • Satellite Radio
    • SIRIUS: 81 (Cle.), 83 (Pit.), 88 (National)
    • XM: 226 (Cle.), 225 (Pit.), 88 (National)
    • SXM App: 807 (Cle.), 826 (Pit.), 88 (National)
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
  • Referee: Brad Allen

Steelers TV Coverage

This week’s game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN

 


Game Capsule

LEADERS STEELERS BROWNS
LAST WEEK L 36-10 at Kansas City L 24-22 at Green Bay (Sat.)
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 23-6-1 Kevin Stefanski: 2-2
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 20.1/24.7 20.9/21.9
OFFENSE 316.5 345.5
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 336-515-3,373-20-8-90.2 Baker Mayfield: 237-380-2,825-15-11-86.1
RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 268-984-3.7-6 Nick Chubb: 207-1,143-5.5-8
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 92-1,079-11.7-7 Jarvis Landry: 42-452-10.8-1
DEFENSE 368.4 321
SACKS T.J. Watt: 17.5 (1L) Myles Garrett: 15
INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick, Ahkello Witherspoon: 2 John Johnson, Denzel Ward: 3
TAKE/GIVE -1 (17/18) 0 (18/18)
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 43.3 (38.1) Dustin Colquitt: 42.0 (37.4)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 111 (24/26 PAT; 29/33 FG) Chase McLaughlin: 76 (31/32 PAT; 15/21 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 266 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 98.4 rating in Week 8 meeting. Aims for his 4th start in row vs. Cle. with 90+ rating & 3rd in row with 0 INTs. Has 250+ pass yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. Has 90+ rating in 4 of his past 5 at home. Has 110+ rating in 3 of his past 4 on MNF.
  • RB NAJEE HARRIS had 110 scrimmage yards (93 rush, 17 rec.) last week, his 8th game with 100+ scrimmage yards this season, most among rookies. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4. Had 120 scrimmage yards (91 rush, 29 rec.) & rush TD in Week 8 meeting. Leads rookies with 1,406 scrimmage yards (984 rush, 422 rec.) & ranks 2nd with 9 TDs (6 rush, 3 rec.), most-ever scrimmage yards by Pit. rookie. RB BENNY SNELL has rush TD in each of past 2 home meetings.
  • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON aims for 11th in row with 5+ catches. Has 50+ rec. yards in 12 of past 13. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Cle. & 5th in row vs. division with 95+ rec. yards. Is of of 2 AFC WRs (TYREEK HILL) with 90+ catches (92), 1,000+ rec. yards (1,079) & 7+ rec. TDs (7) this season. TE PAT FREIERMUTH ranks 2nd among rookies with 7 rec. TDs this season.
  • LB T.J. WATT had 1.5 sacks & FR in Week 8 meeting & has 10.5 sacks in 8 career games vs. Cle. Has sack in 6 of his past 7 vs. division. Has 11 sacks in his past 5 at home. Has 4 sacks in his past 2 on MNF. Leads NFL with 17.5 sacks, most in Pit. history. LB ALEX HIGHSMITH had sack & 1st-career FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cle. with TFL.

Browns Notes

  • QB BAKER MAYFIELD passed for 225 yards in Week 8 meeting. Aims for 3rd start in row vs. Pit. with 0 INTs. Has 325+ pass yards in 2 of 3 career starts on MNF. Needs 175 pass yards to become 8th player ever with 3,000+ pass yards & 15+ TD passes in each of 1st 4 seasons.
  • RB NICK CHUBB had 184 scrimmage yards (126 rush, 58 rec.) & rush TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 90+ rush yards & rush TD. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. Pit. Has 762 scrimmage yards (127 per game) & 6 rush TDs in 6 road games this season. Aims for his 4th in row on MNF with 95+ scrimmage yards. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 1,143 rush yards & is only player with 950+ rush yards in each of past 4 seasons. RB KAREEM HUNT has 50+ scrimmage yards in 5 of 6 career games vs. Pit. Has rush TD in 3 of his 4 road games this season. RB D’ERNEST JOHNSON had rush TD in Week 8 meeting.
  • WR JARVIS LANDRY has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. WR RASHARD HIGGINS had season-high 5 catches for 58 yards last week. Had rec. TD in last road meeting. TE HARRISON BRYANT aims for 3rd in row with TD catch.
  • DE MYLES GARRETT had sack in Week 8 meeting & has 6 sacks in 7 career games vs. Pit. Aims for his 5th in row vs. division with sack. Has 4 sacks in 3 career games on MNF. CB M.J. STEWART led team with 10 tackles & had season-high 2 TFL last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 10+ tackles.

Steelers Radio Coverage

Flagship Stations

  • WDVE-FM (102.5)
  • WBGG-AM (970)

Pennsylvania Affiliates

  • Altoona-WVAM (1430)
  • Altoona-WRKY (104.9)
  • Beaver Falls-WBVP (1230)
  • Beaver Falls-WMBA (1460)
  • Bedford-WBVE (107.5)
  • Butler-WISR (680)
  • Chambersburg-WCHA (800)
  • Clarendon-WKNB (104.3)
  • Clarion-WCCR (92.7)
  • Cooperstown-WUUZ (107.7)
  • DuBois-WIFT (102.1)
  • DuBois-WKFT (101.3)
  • Erie-WRKT (104.9)
  • Johnstown-WNTJ (1490)
  • Johnstown-WRKW (99.1)
  • Latrobe-WCNS (1480)
  • Milton-WVLY (100.9)
  • Saegertown-WUZZ (94.3)
  • Somerset-WNTI (990)
  • Starview-WONN (92.7)
  • State College-WQWK (1450)
  • Uniontown-WMBS (590)
  • Washington-WJPA (1450)
  • Williamsport-WCXR (99.3)
  • Williamsport-WZXR (103.7)

Maryland Affiliates

  • Cumberland-WRQE (106.1)
  • Hagerstown-WHAG (1410)

Ohio Affiliates

  • Fremont-WOHF (92.1)
  • Marietta-WJAW (630)
  • Youngstown-WNIO (1390)

Virginia Affiliates

  • Vienna-WDMX (100.1)

West Virginia Affiliates

  • Fairmont-WRLF (94.3)
  • Fairmont-WMMN (920)
  • New Martinsville-WXCR (92.3)

 

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

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