Cleveland Browns (4-1, 3-2 ATS) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-0, 3-1 ATS)
This classic AFC North rivalry game will also be for at least a share of the division lead after Week 6, as these two teams meet in their highest-profile game since a playoff matchup in 2002. One of the key games this week is the Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Browns offense is rolling, most recently posting a 32-23 win over an Indianapolis team that had only been giving up 14 points per game prior to that contest last Sunday. After a now surprising 38-6 loss to Baltimore in Week 1, the Browns have scored at least 32 points in each of their last four games. Baker Mayfield has 976 yards, nine touchdowns, and four interceptions for the Browns. Odell Beckham Jr. has 294 receiving yards and three TD catches, and Kareem Hunt and D’Ernest Johnson have carried the load with running back Nick Chubb currently on injured reserve.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger continues his strong comeback after missing most of 2019 with an elbow injury, throwing for another 239 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-29 win against Philadelphia last week, bringing his TD-INT split to 10-1. Rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool set a franchise record with four touchdowns last week (three receiving, one rushing), and he leads the team 261 receiving yards.
CLEVELAND BROWNS VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS ODDS AND TRENDS
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will be playing against Pittsburgh for the first time since he was suspended for the rest of the 2019 season for striking Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph at the tail-end of a Browns’ win in Cleveland. Garrett leads the league in forced fumbles with three and is second in sacks with six. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who said his team is focused on the Browns and not just Garrett, has never lost to Cleveland at home in 13 meetings. Since 2010, the Steelers are 16-3-1 against the Browns, but it’s much tighter against the spread, where Cleveland has a 10-9-1 edge.