Beginning again

With the Steelers set to resume play following their bye by hosting Miami on Monday Night Football a week from tonight, here’s a look at what’s left on the schedule:

Oct. 28 - Miami (8:15 p.m.): The Dolphins (0-6) were competitive again in Sunday’s 31-21 loss at Buffalo, as they had been in a 17-16 loss on Oct. 13 against the Redskins, but second halves remain and issue. Miami has been out-scored 113-20 in third and fourth quarters this season, and 211-63 overall.

Nov. 3 - Indianapolis (1 p.m.): Quarterback Jacoby Brissett threw for a career-high 326 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in the Colts’ 30-23 win over the Texans. Indianapolis (4-2) hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 24 consecutive games (trailing only the Saints’ 29 among active streaks). The Colts have allowed seven sacks in six games.

Nov. 10 - Los Angeles (4:25 p.m.): The Rams (4-3) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 37-10 win in Atlanta. The new-look secondary included cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who made his Rams debut after coming over in a trade with Jacksonville. Cornerback Marcus Peters has been traded to Baltimore and cornerback Aqib Talib and safety John Johnson are on the Reserve/Injured list.

Nov. 14 - at Cleveland (8:20 p.m.); Dec. 1 _ Cleveland (4:25 p.m.): The Browns (2-4) hit their bye last weekend ranked No. 24 in the NFL in total defense, No. 29 in rushing defense and No. 24 (tied) in scoring defense. They had also committed an NFL-high 57 penalties for an NFL-high 506 yards, and quarterback Baker Mayfield had been intercepted an NFL-high 11 times.

Nov. 24 - at Cincinnati (1 p.m.): The Bengals (0-7) allowed 226 rushing yards in a 27-17 loss to Jacksonville, the third consecutive game in which Cincinnati has surrendered 200 yards on the ground. The first-half touchdown the Bengals scored was their first in five games. Cincinnati is the NFL’s only 0-7 team (only 0-6 Miami is also winless).

Dec. 8 - at Arizona (4:25 p.m.): The Cardinals improved to 3-3-1 with a 27-21 win at the New York Football Giants, Arizona’s third straight win. The Cardinals last won three in a row in 2015. Running back Chase Edmonds rushed for 126 yards and three touchdowns. Arizona had more rushing yards on Oct. 6 at Cincinnati (266) than it had total yards in any of the first five games last season. The Cardinals rushed for 100-plus yards six times in their first seven games this season, and No. 1-overall pick Kyler Murray threw for 300-plus yards three times in that span.

Dec. 15 - Buffalo (1 p.m.): The Bills’ defense made a statement by limiting Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to 18-for-39 passing, for 150 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception in a 16-10 loss on Sept. 29 at home. Buffalo allowed more than 17 points in a game for the first time in Sunday’s 31-21 win over Miami. The Bills hosted the Dolphins having converted 71.4 percent of their red zone possessions into touchdowns, tied with Houston for No. 1 in the NFL, then went 1-for-2 in the red zone against the Dolphins.

Dec. 22 - at New York Jets (1 p.m.): Running back Le’Veon Bell found the going tough in his first five games with the Jets (1-4). He had carried 85 times for 256 yards (a 3.0 average per carry) and one touchdown prior to New England’s visit for Monday Night football. Bell had also caught 28 passes (tied for the team lead) for 169 yards (a 6.0 average per catch) and another touchdown. Bell’s long run on the season was 13 yards and his long reception had gone for 17 yards.

Dec. 29 - at Baltimore (1 p.m.): The Ravens (5-2) rushed for 199 yards in Sunday’s 30-16 win at Seattle (including 116 and a touchdown on 14 carries by quarterback Lamar Jackson). Baltimore is 38-9 under head coach John Harbaugh (since 2008) when rushing for 150 or more yards, including 10-3 since 2018 and 4-2 this season.

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