Friday, December 27, 2013

Browns @ Steelers Pre-Game Review

Cleveland @ Pittsburgh
Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, 1 p.m. ET CBS

While the Steelers are still in the hunt, the path to post-season playoffs remains a challenge. In short, the Steelers have little control of the outcomes on Sunday with one exception: they must beat the Browns.

Miami needs to lose (playing the Jets). The Ravens need to lose (playing the Bengals). The Chargers need to lose (playing KC). In other words, if all three lose and the Steelers beat the Browns, the Steelers are the sixth-seed. The good news? They've been sixth-seed before in 2005 beating Seattle to win the Super Bowl.

At least with the Browns, history has been good to the Steelers. They haven't lost to Cleveland at home since 2003 and winning 18 of their last 20 meetings overall. Roethlisberger is 16-1 against the Browns.

RB Le'Veon Bell needs 73 yards from scrimmage to over take Franco Harris' rookie record of 1,235 yards.

Sanders (knee) and Worilds (abdomen)---as of today---remain questionable for Sunday's game., USA Today Sports, NY Post, ESPN