NFL Odds – Steelers vs Browns AFC North Picks
One of the most difficult games to predict has two AFC north rivals as the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Cleveland Browns, this Sunday at 1 PM ET Cleveland Browns Stadium.
The Steelers will be without Ben Roethlisberger for the second week in a row, but this time it will be Charlie Batch the one who gets to start. “Charlie’s a great quarterback, and he’s also been in the league for some time now,” Pittsburgh cornerback Keenan Lewis said. “He knows the offense upside down (inside out), so if we have to rely on Charlie, we know he could get in there and win games”.
Also, Batch will have a new weapon in Plaxico Burress, but don’t expect him to be effective on the field, despite his good form.
“He’s in really good physical condition based on the workout I saw (Tuesday),” coach Mike Tomlin said. “He’s got very good body control for a big man. He can drop his weight at break points and obviously he’s no stranger to football”.
The Browns lost late against Cowboys last week, but they are a difficult team to play on both sides of the ball. “We just have to find a way to finish,” coach Pat Shurmur said. “We have a whole locker room full of winners. This whole organization is full of winners. We just have to put it all together and do it”.
The betting line has Pittsburgh -1 in Cleveland. Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland.