Once the perfect of NFL rivalries, Cleveland-Pittsburgh fell on laborious instances as a matchup principally when the Browns left for Baltimore in 1996. The workforce that changed them in Cleveland in 1999 by no means has measured up, and Ravens-Steelers turned an AFC biggie.
Maybe now, lastly, the Browns are prepared for the massive time.
They are 4-1 below first-year coach Kevin Stefanski, wanting balanced on offense and protection. On Sunday comes their greatest take a look at since an opening-game flop at Baltimore after they head for the brief drive southeast to the Steel City, the place the Browns haven’t received since 2003.
We will not be anxious in regards to the previous, mentioned quarterback Baker Mayfield, who nursed sore ribs this week. We are anxious about proper now. And the subsequent recreation is crucial one, and we now have an excellent division opponent we’re going up towards of their home.
Pittsburgh, ranked fourth within the AP Pro32, is 4-0, however these opponents have a complete of three victories mixed. Their hardest opposition would have been Tennessee, however that recreation was moved to Oct. 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cleveland, ranked 10th, is a Three 1/2 level underdog at Pittsburgh.
KNOCKOUT POOL: Baltimore stored us transferring and now Pro Picks turns to the PATRIOTS.
No. 32 New York Jets (plus Eight 1-2) at No. 18 (tie) Miami
Could this be present Jets and former Dolphins coach Adam Gase’s final recreation?
BEST BET: DOLPHINS, 41-20
No. 17 Arizona (minus 2 1-2) at No. 18 Dallas, Monday evening
This may be the final time we do that all season. We are sluggish learners.
UPSET SPECIAL: COWBOYS, 26-23
No. 3 Kansas City (minus Three 1-2) at No. 8 Buffalo, Monday evening
Two very ticked-off groups coming off ugly defeats.
No. 2 Green Bay (minus 2) at No. 14 Tampa Bay
No workforce has regarded higher than the Packers, and so they are available rested.
No. 25 Houston (plus 3) at No. 6 Tennessee
Your fundamental lure recreation for the Titans, who face Pittsburgh subsequent week. Still, cant decide Houston.
No. 7 Los Angeles Rams (minus Three 1-2) at No. 20 San Francisco
It’s been a role-reversal season for these two long-time rivals.
No. 27 Denver (plus 9 1-2) at No. 9 New England
It positive looks as if endlessly that this recreation has been in limbo.
No. 5 Baltimore (minus 7 1-2) at No. 22 Philadelphia
A brief bus journey to a different victory for the Ravens, their first ever in Philly.
No. 29 Washington (plus 2) at No. 31 New York Giants
Joe Judge will get to rejoice a victory as a head coach, lastly.
No. 30 Atlanta (plus Three 1-2) at No. 23 Minnesota
Raheem Morris doesn’t get his first victory as interim head coach in Atlanta.
No. 26 Detroit (minus 1) at No. 28 Jacksonville
The scoreboard may explode or expire on this shootout.
No. 24 Cincinnati (plus 8) at No. 15 Indianapolis
Joe Burrow deserves higher safety and he received’t doubtless get it right here.
No. 13 Chicago (plus 2 1/2) at No. 16 Carolina
Matt Rhule is our early selection for Coach of the Year.
Last Week: Straight up: 10-4. Against unfold: 9-3-1
Season: Straight up: 50-26-1. Against unfold: 42-30-2
Best Bet: Straight up: 4-1. Against unfold: 3-2
Upset Special: Straight up: 1-4. Against unfold: 1-3-1
More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL