This NFL Sunday Week six game, features the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The match up to take place at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. Game time for the Browns @ Steelers Week Five Divisional battle is set for 1:00 pm EST October 17th. The return of Ben Roethlisberger hurts the chances of the Browns having a repeat performance in beating the Steelers at home once again.
The Cleveland Browns turn to rookie Colt McCoy for his very first start in the NFL. An unenviable task going up against the Steelers, who will take away the run (his only safety blanket) and force him to win it with his decision making and arm. Cleveland comes into this contest at 1-4 and have lost both games on the road. With the questionable status of a good number of players including Running back Peyton Hillis and ‘Mr. Everything’ Joshua Cribbs, they would have needed everyone firing on all cylinders to give the Steelers a game, not all being dinged up and barely able to contribute.
Pittsburgh Steelers at a surprising 3-1 coming off of their bye week look to cement their Quarterback atop, in his rightful place, taking snaps and making plays. Though Cleveland hasn’t given up a rushing touchdown all year, something has got to give as they brace for a subdued aerial attack offered by the determined ‘Big Ben’. Rashard Mendenhall has four rushing TDs and looks to continue add more, averaging a TD every week.
Browns vs Steelers Spread, Line and Betting Odds:
Cleveland Browns +13
@ Pittsburgh Steelers -13
@ Steelers (-800)
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Browns vs Steelers Predictions for Betting Week 6 Game:
Over Under Prediction (TOP PLAY) – These teams scored 41 points Oct. 18th last season, which may be a good comparison to how this one may end up. Using the weather and team personnel. The dog pound compares and figures to go just under in this one when head to head against Steel town. The Steelers have only gone over the proposed total against a very poor defense put up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The total that comes to mind in this one would be a score line of 24-13 with both of these squads tapping out on all offensive elements.
TOP PLAY PREDICTION – UNDER 37.5
Spread Prediction – The Pittsburgh Steelers have all the confidence and redemption in mind after a loss to Cleveland last year and also to show that they are behind their QB. With my predicted score, try and buy a point or two or tease into a ten point win as Pittsburgh are going to win, but it shouldn’t be as easy as most think. But if the defense does its job and shakes McCoy into submission, this one should stay low and you will see Mendenhall truly show his prowess with Ben Roethlisberger back and the faint idea of them throwing the ball a lot.
PREDICTION – STEELERS COVER -13