NFL Week 14: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
Defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburg Steelers take on the Cleveland Browns tonight (8:20 p.m. ET) on the banks of Lake Erie in a divisional rivalry game.
The Steelers have lost 4 straight games including defeats to the Chiefs, the Ravens, and the Raiders. This is their longest losing streak since they lost five in a row in 2003, and a failure tonight against the Browns would be devastating for their playoff chances.
Mike Tomlin’s side has virtually no chance of winning the AFC North as long as the Bengals continue to play well.
Denver and Jacksonville are the two current leaders, with Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Miami and the New York Jets all 6-6.
However, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said: “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a long tunnel and it’s a small light, but it’s still flickering down there.”
The Steelers and the Browns have already met once this season with the reigning champs winning 27-14 behind a 417-yard performance by Big Ben.
UPDATE: Pittsburgh’s hopes of retaining their Super Bowl crown suffered another huge setback as the Steelers were beaten 13-6 by the hapless Cleveland Browns—their fifth-consecutive defeat.