Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4) vs. Cleveland Browns (2-7)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015
Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET
Site: Heinz Field (68,400) - Pittsburgh, Pa.
Playing Surface: Natural Grass
TV Coverage: CBS-TV (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (color analyst) & Evan Washburn (sideline)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network, WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play), Tunch Ilkin (color analyst) & Craig Wolfley (sideline)
A LOOK AT THE COACHES:**
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 87-50 (.635)/ninth season
Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 87-50 (.635)/ninth season
Playoff Record/Years: 5-4/five years
Cleveland Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine
Overall regular-season record: 9-16 (.360)/2nd season
Regular-season record with Cleveland: 9-16 (.360)/2nd season
Playoff Record/Years: 0-0
STEELERS-BROWNS SERIES HISTORY
Series History: Series began in 1950
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 66-58
At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 41-21
At Cleveland: Browns lead, 37-25
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Browns won previous meeting
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Oct. 12, 2014, at Cleveland
Cleveland 31, Pittsburgh 10
Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 2-0
Last Post-Season Meeting: Jan. 5, 2003, in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 36, Cleveland 33
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
This week's game marks the 125th time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns will meet in the regular season and the 63rd time in Pittsburgh, where the Steelers are 41-21 vs. the Browns...Pittsburgh holds a 12-game advantage in the regular-season series at Heinz Field (13-1) and have won each of its previous 11 annual home games vs. Cleveland...the two teams will meet for the 41st time in the month of November (23-17) and for the 20th time in Pittsburgh (12-7) in the month of November.
Photos from the Pittsburgh Steelers' Week 6 matchup agsint the Cleveland Browns.
THE LAST TIME VS. CLEVELAND**
Cleveland 31, Pittsburgh 10
Oct. 12, 2014
FirstEnergy Stadium (67,431)
CLEVELAND - The Browns scored three second quarter touchdowns en route to a 31-10 victory against the Steelers a First-Energy Stadium.
The Steelers rushed for 57 yards in the first quarter and the defense held the Browns to (-8) net yards for the opening quarter.
Pittsburgh took a 3-0 lead midway through the fi rst quarter on K Shaun Suisham's 20-yard field goal. On the Steelers ensuing drive, the team lined up for another fi eld goal attempt but the snap was fumbled.
Cleveland then scored 31 unanswered points. RB Isaiah Crowell scored on a five yard run. QB Brian Hoyer connected with TE Jordan Cameron on a 51-yard touchdown. And RB Ben Tate scored from eight yards out to give Cleveland a 21-3 lead at halftime.
Midway through the third quarter, K Billy Cundiff connected on a 40-yard field goal to increase the Browns lead to 24-3. CB Buster Skrine intercepted QB Ben Roethlisberger on the Steelers' ensuing drive which set up Cleveland in Pittsburgh territory. Seven plays later, Tate scored from one-yard out to give Cleveland it's final points of the contest.
The Steelers did manage to score late in the game when Roethlisberger threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to WR Lance Moore.
RB Le'Veon Bell totaled 105 scrimmage yards to become the first player in team history to record 100 scrimmage yards in each of the first six games of a season.
|PIT||1||5:09||Suisham 20 yd. FG||10-63; 6:11||3-0|
|CLE||2||11:45||Crowell 5 yd. run (Cundiff kick)||5-68; 1:51||3-7|
|CLE||2||9:35||Cameron 51 yd. pass from Hoyer (Cundiff kick)||3-60; 1:08||3-14|
|CLE||2||2:27||Tate 8 yd. run (Cundiff kick)||11-85; 5:07||3-21|
|CLE||3||3:23||Cundiff 40 yd. FG||6-58; 2:52||3-24|
|CLE||4||12:47||Tate 1 yd. run (Cundiff kick)||7-39; 4:17||3-31|
|PIT||4||2:36||Moore 26 yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||5-74; 1:03||10-31|
PIT-CLE SERIES HIGHS
Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger - 417 (10/18/2009)
Browns: Bernie Kosar - 414 (11/23/1986)
Steelers: Willie Parker - 223 (12/7/2006)
Browns: Jim Brown - 175 (10/5/1963)
Steelers: Buddy Dial - 235 (10/22/1961)
Browns: Josh Gordon - 237 (11/24/2013)
Here is a look at the statistical leaders for the both the Steelers and Browns heading into the Week 10 contest at Heinz Field.
• Pittsburgh asst. HC/DL coach John Mitchell was the DL coach in Cleveland for three seasons (1991-93).
• Steelers DC Keith Butler was previously an LB coach with the Browns for four years (1999-2002).
• Pittsburgh WR coach Richard Mann was on the Cleveland coaching staff for nine seasons (1985-93).
• Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam was a part owner of the Steelers from 2008-12.
• Pittsburgh QB coach Randy Fichtner is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.
• Steelers LB James Harrison is from Akron, Ohio, and attended Kent State University.
• Pittsburgh FB Roosevelt Nix is from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and also played at Kent State University.
• The Browns have four coaches who spent time on the University of Pittsburgh coaching staff: HC Mike Pettine (1993-94), TE coach Brian Angelichio (2006-10), LB coach Chuck Driesbach (1993-96) and secondary coach Jeff Hafl ey (2006-10).
• Cleveland has two former Pittsburgh Panthers on its roster in DB K'Waun Williams and P Andy Lee.
• Cleveland asst. strength and conditioning coordinator Mike Wolf held the same position with Penn State in 1991.
• Steelers OC Todd Haley was on staff for both the Cowboys (2005-06) and the Jets (1995-2000) while Cleveland asst. secondary/DB coach Aaron Glenn was a DB for the two squads.
• Haley was the HC in Kansas City at the same time Browns WR Dwayne Bowe played for the Chiefs (2009-11).
• Steelers WR coach Richard Mann was also a coach for the Jets when Glenn was in New York (1994-96).
• Pittsburgh RB coach James Saxon coached three seasons (2008-10) with Browns asst. OL coach George DeLeone in Miami. Browns WR Brian Hartline and DL Randy Starks were also players in Miami during that span.
• Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak coached in Tennessee, while Browns DL Randy Starks was a player for the Titans (2004-07).
• Steelers LB James Harrison and Browns LB Jayson DiManche were teammates in Cincinnati for one year (2013).
• Pittsburgh QB Mike Vick was a player in Philadelphia while Cleveland asst. strength and conditioning coordinator Mike Wolf was the strength and conditioning coach for the Eagles (2009-10).
• Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams played in Carolina while Cleveland asst. secondary/S coach Bobby Babich was on staff with the Panthers (2011-12).
• Williams was also teammates with Browns QB Josh McCown in Carolina for two seasons (2008-09).
• Steelers LB Arthur Moats (2010-13) played in Buffalo under Browns HC Mike Pettine, DC Jim O'Neil, LB coach Chuck Driesbach, OLB coach Brian Fluery and DL coach Anthony Weaver.
• Moats was also teammates with Browns DB Donte Whitner in Buffalo.
• Pittsburgh WR Darrius Heyward-Bey and S Mike Mitchell each played four seasons with Cleveland DL Desmond Bryant in Oakland (2009-12).
• Mitchell and Heyward-Bey were also Raiders at the same time Cleveland OC John DeFilippo was the QB coach in Oakland (2012).
• Steelers DT Cam Thomas and Browns QB coach Kevin O'Connell were teammates in San Diego in 2012.
• Pittsburgh S Will Allen spent one season (2003) at Ohio State with Cleveland DB Donte Whitner.
• Steelers T Marcus Gilbert was teammates with Browns DB Joe Haden for three years at Florida (2007-09).
• Pittsburgh G David DeCastro was teammates with Cleveland DB Johnson Bademosi (2008-11) and TE Jim Dray (2008-11) at Stanford.
• Pittsburgh WR Markus Wheaton and Cleveland DB Jordan Poyer were teammates for four seasons (2009-12) at Oregon State.
• Steelers CB Ross Cockrell played collegiately at Duke while Browns senior offensive asst. coach Kurt Roper was a coach for the Blue Devils (2010-13).
• Steelers LB Anthony Chickillo was teammates Browns WR Travis Benjamin (2011) and RB Duke Johnson Jr. (2012-14) at Miami.WHAT TO LOOK FOR
FROM THE STEELERS
• With a win, the Steelers will improve to 429-275-2 during the regular season since 1970.
• The Steelers look to improve to 67-58 all-time against the Browns in the regular season and to 42-21 at home.
• Pittsburgh will look to win its 12th consecutive home game vs. Cleveland, dating back to Oct. 10, 2004.
• With a win, would improve to 14-1 in the regular season against the Browns at Heinz Field since the stadium opened in 2001.
• With a win, the Steelers will improve to 24-17 vs. Cleveland during the month of November and to 13-7 at home vs. the Browns in November.
FROM HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN
• A win would improve Tomlin to 88-50 during the regular season, inlcuding 51-19 at home.
• Coach Tomlin looks to improve to 14-3 in the regular season against Cleveland and move to 9-0 at home vs. the Browns.
• With a win, would improve to 22-14 in the month of November and to 12-7 in the month at home.
FROM THE STEELERS OFFENSE
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER
• Will surpass Kerry Collins (40,922) for 13th on the NFL's all-time passing yardage chart with 358.
• Is three touchdown passes from recording 10 in each of his first 12 season in the NFL.
• With 3,000 passing yards in 2015, will become the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 3,000 yards in 10 consecutive seasons.
The best photos of WR Antonio Brown from the 2015 season.
WR ANTONIO BROWN**
• Is 36 yards from scrimmage from surpassing Louis Lipps (6,406) for the fi fth-most in team history.
• With his next touchdown catch, will move into a tie for ninth in team history with Mike Wallace (32).
• Needs six catches to post his third sraight 75-catch season and join Hines Ward (4) as the second player with three consecutive 75-catch campaigns.
• With his next 100-yard game, will become the third player in in franchise history with 22-such performances in the regular season (Hines Ward - 29 and John Stallworth - 25).
• With 100 receptions in 2015, will extend his franchise record of consecutive seasons with at least 100 catches to three.
• With 110 catches in 2015, will become the second player in NFL history to record 110 or more receptions in three consecutive years (Wes Welker, 2007-09).
• With 125 receptions in 2015, would become the first player in NFL history to record back-to-back seasons of 125 catches or more.
TE HEATH MILLER
• Is 38 receptions from joining Hines Ward (1,000) as the second player in team history with 600.
• Needs six touchdown catches to become just the fourth player in Steelers history with 50.
• With 50 receptions in 2015, will record his fifth consecutive 50-catch season.
RB DeANGELO WILLIAMS
• Will record the 21st 100-yard rushing game of his career with his next 100-yard performance.
• Will 100 rushing yards on Sunday, will record back-to-back 100-yard games for his fi rst time as a Steeler and the first time in his NFL career since 2009 (Nov. 8-15).
FROM THE STEELERS DEFENSE
The best photos of Linebacker James Harrison from the 2015 season thus far.
DE CAMERON HEYWARD**
• Needs 2.0 sacks to record 5.0 quarterback takedowns in three straight seasons.
LB JAMES HARRISON
• One multi-sack game to break a tie with Jason Gildon (17) for the most such games in team history.
CB WILLIAM GAY
• Will match Rod Woodson (5) for the most interceptions returned for touchdowns in team history with his next pick six.
FROM THE STEELERS SPECIAL TEAMS
WR/PR ANTONIO BROWN
• Needs 198 punt return yards to move into second in team history (Antwaan Randle El, 1,650).
• One punt return for a touchdown to tie Antwaan Randle El (4) for the most in Steelers history.