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Marquee Matchup: Steelers vs. Browns


QB Ben Roethlisberger vs. QB Brian Hoyer**
Last season, Roethlisberger eclipsed 4,000 yards passing (4,261) for the third time in his career and threw 28 touchdowns. In the 2013 season finale versus the Browns, he completed 19-of-31 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown in the 20-7 victory. Roethlisberger's career record against the Browns is 17-1. Hoyer started three games for Cleveland last year before being sidelined for the rest of the season due to injury. He was a perfect 3-0 in those contests and finished 57-of-96 passing for 615 yards with five touchdowns.


WR Antonio Brown vs. CB Joe Haden**
Pro Bowlers Brown and Haden prove to have one of the most competitive matchups in this game. Brown had a career year in 2013 as he set personal highs in receptions (110), receiving yards (1,499, a single-season team record) and receiving touchdowns (8). Brown registered 15 catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the two games against Cleveland last season. Haden has emerged as one of the top shutdown corners in the league and finished last year's campaign with 54 tackles (43 solo), 20 pass breakups and four interceptions (returning one for a touchdown). His 20 pass breakups ranked third-best in the NFL.

TE Heath Miller vs. TE Jordan Cameron
One of the most consistent tight ends in the game squares off against one of the league's rising stars at the position. Miller has been a stable of the Steelers offense for a number of years and is the franchise's all-time leader in career receptions (466), receiving yards (5,273) and receiving touchdowns (40) by a tight end. Cameron had a breakout season in 2013 as he finished second in the NFL in receiving yards (917) and third in receptions (80) among tight ends. His size and skill set creates matchup problems for any defense.


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