- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

PITTSBURGH (3-2) at CLEVELAND (2-2)

1 p.m. ET, CBS.

OPENING LINE - Pick ‘em.

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 2-3, Cleveland 3-1.

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 66-57.

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 30-27 on Sept. 7.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 17; Browns No. 22.

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (7), PASS (8).

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (11), PASS (12).

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (4), PASS (15).

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (29), PASS (28).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Rust Belt rivals meet for second time this season. … Steelers built 27-3 halftime lead in opener before Browns rallied to tie it. Steelers K Shaun Suishan’s 41-yard field goal on final play decided it. … Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger 18-1 against Browns (9-1 in Cleveland) and 40-13 against AFC North teams. … Steelers have swept two-game season series with Browns 10 times since 2000. … Steelers are 26-5 vs. Browns since 1999. … Steelers WR Antonio Brown leads NFL with eight plays of 25 yards or more through Week 5. Roethlisberger also leads with 12 such plays. … Brown has 21 consecutive games with 5 catches, 50 yards receiving - league mark. … RB Le’Veon Bell second in league with 460 yards rushing … After facing Browns, Steelers play next three games at home. … Browns set NFL record last week by rallying from 25-point deficit to win. No road team in regular season had overcome bigger disadvantage. … Browns have just one turnover, a league low. … QB Brian Hoyer improved to 5-2 as starter last week and has three comeback victories. … Hoyer threw interception last week, snapping streak of 189 passes without pick. … Browns have scored at least 21 points in first four games for first time since 1969. … Browns averaging 16.8 points in second half. … Browns kickoff coverage team leads league in opposing field position. … RB Ben Tate returned from knee injury last week and gained career-high 123 yards. … Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden was limited this week with hip injury. … Browns LB Tank Carder was AFC’s special teams player of week after key punt block in comeback. It was Browns’ first blocked punt since 2003.

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