The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns will meet for the second time in Week 8 of the 2018 regular season, this time at Heinz Field. But the location of this game isn’t the only part of the game which will be different from their Week 1 matchup.
Out is Tyrod Taylor, and in is Baker Mayfield.
Gone is Josh Gordon.
Todd Haley is no longer calling the plays, and plenty is different with the Steelers as well.
James Conner isn’t on a quest to prove himself, but is here to show he the organization he is more than just a stop-gap for Le’Veon Bell, but his replacement.
Ben Roethlisberger has been protecting the football, and the offensive line has been protecting Roethlisberger all along the way.
With so much different between these two teams, you have to wonder just what the experts are thinking when they pick their winners of this game. Sure, the Steelers are 8.5-point favorites, and the Steelers’ 3-2-1 record is better than the Browns’ 2-4-1 record, but sometimes these games can be anything but normal.
Time to check in on what the experts think will go down at Heinz Field this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
Warning to all readers, if you are looking for some experts to pick the Cleveland Browns in this AFC North grudge match — stop reading now. The Steelers are unanimous favorites for all experts from ESPN, SB Nation and CBS Sports.
But these are just a few websites who submit weekly draft picks. What about all of the other websites across the internet who submit expert picks? This is where our friends at NFL Pick Watch come in to the rescue. This is a website which takes all of the expert picks across the internet, and puts them into an easy-to-read graph for fans to check out. According to NFL Pick Watch, 99% of experts like the Steelers to hold serve at home and advance their record to 4-2-1 prior to a huge matchup with the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9.
Will the experts be right? Or will the Steelers prove the experts are just that — experts? Only time will tell, but there is no doubt who the experts like in this divisional matchup.