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Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers - Steelers tipped to win on Wildcard Weekend

  • Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers preview for this weekend's NFL PlayOff game
  • Browns @ Steelers is the final NFL Wildcard Weekend game taking place this weekend (Monday 1.15am GMT)
  • Cleveland Browns haven't won in Pittsburgh since 2003
  • Pittsburgh Steelers are tipped to win a close game
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Phil Lowe 08 Jan 2021
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Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers Predictions


The Cleveland Browns are in the playoffs for the first time in nearly 20 years, but may find it shortlived as they face their AFC North rivals.

Pittsburgh haven’t set the world alight with their form in the second half of this season, but with Ben Roethlisberger and a number of key defenders returning, that – along with home advantage – should make them too strong.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers finished the season 12-4 to win the AFC North.
  • Cleveland Browns finished the season 11-5 to finish third in the AFC North.
  • Cleveland Browns are in the NFL Playoffs for the first time since 2002.
  • Cleveland Browns have a 11-20 postseason record.
  • Cleveland Browns haven't won in Pittsburgh since 2003. 

Head to Head


Cleveland Browns beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-22 when they met last week.

Over the years, the AFC North rivals have met each other on 138 occasions (including 2 postseason games).

Of those games, Cleveland Browns have won 60 compared to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 77. They have also tied 1 fixture.

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Pittsburgh Steelers went 11-0 at the start of the season and appeared to be locked in to finish as the No 1 seed in the playoffs. 

Questions over just how good they were followed the Steelers throughout the season, and three losses in a row - including to the Washington Football Team and the Cincinnati Bengals – added to those doubts

Despite losing the final game of the regular season to the Browns, the Steelers finished 12-4 to win the AFC North title.

Pittsburgh Steelers Team News


Defensive back Trevor Williams has been signed to the practice squad, while linebacker Christian Kuntz has been released

LB Robert Spillane (knee) and offensive lineman Matt Feiler (chest) have been designated to return.

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The Cleveland Browns are in the NFL Playoffs for the first time since 2002 after a final weekend win saw them finish third in the AFC North with an 11-5 record.

They will be without head coach Kevin Stefanski for the game after he tested positive for Covid-19 this week.

Without question, Cleveland Browns have made big improvements over the past year, and a four-game unbeaten run was arguably their strongest spell of the season.

However, their 24-22 win over Pittsburgh last week - which secured the postseason place they had failed to confirm in their shock Week 16 loss to the New York Jets - was less than convincing, especially given the Steelers’ understrength roster last week.

The Browns must also bid for a first win in Pittsburgh since 2003.

Cleveland Browns Team News


Cleveland have activated linebacker B.J. Goodson from the reserve/Covid-19 list, and signed center Anthony Fabiano.

Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers FAQs

What is the Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers best bet?

Cleveland Browns beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-22 last week, but the Steelers are back at full strength. It's hard to see the Browns repeating the win during Wildcard Weekend.

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Verdict

The Steelers are back at full strength after last week’s defeat to the Browns, and it's hard to see the Cleveland repeating the win. But we could be set for a close encounter.

Best Bet: Steelers by 1-6 points Winning Margin @320.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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