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Browns vs. Steelers NFL Week 17 Preview and Prediction

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Tonight, the Cleveland Browns tackle the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17. Below, we analyze a couple of benefits, disadvantages, or normal ideas in regards to the two groups earlier than attending to our predictions for the sport.


Game Analysis


Set Number: X163834 TK1

A Feeling of Emptiness

  • Sunday didn’t go as hoped. In typical style for Cleveland followers, we had been teased with the looks that the Chiefs would beat the Bengals, solely to see Cincinnati rally to win the AFC North. The Bengals deserved it, nothing must be taken away from them. Cleveland had so many possibilities this season, however they weren’t the crew to come back in clutch extra instances than not. Sometimes it’s laborious to imagine the Browns have a 7-8 report, as a result of it seems like we’ve performed worse.
  • Still, this was so near being two thrilling division video games to finish the season towards Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Now? It simply feels a bit meaningless proper now. One may argue, “Should we even play a Kareem Hunt, who is coming off of an ankle injury?” Or what about Baker Mayfield, what’s the sense in placing his shoulder in danger? Shouldn’t I nonetheless be extra pumped up or excited a few division rivalry towards Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers? This might be his ultimate sport towards Cleveland — and we are able to formally eradicate them from the postseason too. I’m certain I’ll get slightly excited come sport time, however proper now it’s only a sulking feeling. A yr in the past, we beat the Steelers twice to get into and then win a playoff sport, and then practically took down the Chiefs. This yr, once we may’ve made an additional run, the magic simply wasn’t there all season. Bummer.

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Predictions

Here are predictions from a number of employees members at DBN.


Chris Pokorny: “Motivation will be key this week — will Cleveland still collectively have enough of it? Despite my sorrows, I’ll take the Browns to win 24-17. Even though Baker Mayfield threw four interceptions against the Packers last week, I saw something in the offense in general that appeared as if they found a rhythm in terms of run-pass balance, aggressiveness, and creative playcalling that had been lacking for weeks. The Browns have the majority of their roster back from COVID-19 too after missing key pieces the last two weeks.” Browns 24, Steelers 17