Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers: The Browns and Steelers play for the second time this season, just 17 days after their last game ended in a brawl and multiple suspensions.
The Browns won and have a chance to sweep Pittsburgh and deliver a devastating shot in the chase for the second Wild Card. Kickoff for the game is at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Here are our picks for Sunday’s game:
Mary Kay Cabot (8-3): Browns 27, Steelers 13
The Browns cook the Steelers’ goose as far as the playoffs are concerned with their first sweep in the series since 1988.
Dan Labbe (7-4): Browns 24, Steelers 10
The Steelers have made an admirable run since Ben Roethlisberger went out, but they’re running out of rope. The Browns send them over the cliff in this one.
Scott Patsko (7-4): Browns 30, Steelers 10
Duck Hodges, Duck Dynasty, Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a half century … doesn’t matter. Browns by 20.
Doug Lesmerises (6-5): Browns 27, Pittsburgh 17
The climb back to .500 is accomplished and the playoffs stay on the radar.
Ellis Williams (5-4): Browns 21, Steelers 6
Cleveland won’t let Duck Hodges have a Brandon Allen moment and the offense will keep rolling.
Hayden Grove (3-8): Browns 14, Steelers 13
I want to pick the Steelers because that’s what my brain is telling me to do. But if the Browns are to ever change their “same ole’ Browns” ways, they have to win this game. If they lose, well, same ole’, same ole’.