Although much has changed for both teams since they first met in Week 1, the results have been more encouraging for the Pittsburgh Steelers as of late with three wins in their last four outings. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Browns have lost three of their last four and are set to face Pittsburgh without any of the three players who scored for them on opening day.
With Tyrod Taylor now the backup quarterback and Josh Gordon and Carlos Hyde playing for different teams, Cleveland will be looking for a host of new faces to step up for them in Week 8. Rookies Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb sit atop the depth chart at their respective position and the Browns offense should have a rather different feel to it in this rematch.
Ben Roethlisberger has never lost to Cleveland at home, going a perfect 10-0 dating back to 2004, while the Browns will start new name under center in Pittsburgh for the eighth time in a row. Given the two sides tied when they faced each other earlier in the year, a win for Cleveland would give them their first series win over the Steelers since 1989. A eventually that can never be allowed to happen.
Game: Cleveland Browns (2-4-1) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2-1)
Date: Sunday, October 28
Kickoff: 1.00 p.m. ET
Venue: Heinz Field
Weather: Live weather update.
TV Channel: CBS, broadcast locally on KDKA-TV-2, with Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts as commentators and Evan Washburn the sideline reporter. Check the national broadcast map to see if the game is on in your area.
Online: NFL.com Game Pass on delay in the U.S and live for international viewers or live in the U.S via a subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket. The NFL Game Center will update the action on a play-by-play basis.
Radio: Steeler Nation Radio with Bill Hillgrove and Tunch Ilkin as commentators and Craig Wolfley as the sideline reporter. Broadcast live on WDVE 102.5 FM and WBGG 970 AM in the Pittsburgh area and via their local affiliates. Listen online via Steelers.com and with the Steelers Official Mobile App. Alternatively, you can listen to a radio broadcast on SiriusXM.
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In something of a surprise, Marcus Gilbert has become the Steelers most notable injury concerning heading into the game after sitting out practice in Wednesday and Thursday with a knee injury. On the plus side, Morgan Burnett, L.J. Fort and Darrius Heyward-Bey have all made significant strides with their recovery throughout the week and all have a chance of playing on Sunday in some capacity.