- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

PITTSBURGH (9-6) at CLEVELAND (3-12)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 8½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 7-5-3, Cleveland 6-9-0

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 69-58



LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 30-9, Nov. 15, 2015

LAST WEEK - Steelers lost to Ravens 20-17; Browns lost to Chiefs 17-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 11, Browns No. 30

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (13), PASS (5).

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (6), PASS (30).

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (19), PASS (17).

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (32), PASS (19).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers damaged playoff chances with loss at Baltimore. They must win and Jets have to lose against Buffalo for Pittsburgh to earn postseason spot. … Steelers are 27-6 vs. Browns since 1999. … Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is 19-4, including one playoff win against Browns, and 44-16 overall against AFC North. … Roethlisberger passed for 379 yards and three TDs against Browns earlier this season. … RB DeAngelo Williams needs 101 yards to eclipse 1,000 this season. … Steelers WR Antonio Brown (123 catches) enters game needing seven receptions to set team single-season record. Brown can also pass team’s yardage record (1,698) with 52 yards. … Brown has 362 receptions in past three seasons, most in league history over three-year span. Brown could have field day against injury-depleted Browns secondary. … DE Cameron Heyward leads Steelers with seven sacks. … Browns facing major upheaval as another losing season winds down. Coach Mike Pettine has gone 3-17 in his last 20 games following 7-4 start in 2014. … Browns QB Johnny Manziel will miss finale with concussion sustained last week against Chiefs. … Manziel took several hard hits while rushing for 108 yards, most by QB in team history. … Browns have had 14 players diagnosed with concussions since start of training camp. … Manziel passed for career-high 372 yards in previous meeting against Steelers. … QB Austin Davis will make second start this season. He completed 25 of 38 passes for 230 yards in 37-3 loss to Bengals on Dec. 6. … Browns rushed for season-high 232 yards last week and are averaging 185.3 yards in past three games. … Browns need 84 yards passing to reach 4,000 in season for just fifth time. … TE Gary Barnidge needs 23 yards to join Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome (1981, 84) and Kellen Winslow (2007) as only Browns TEs with 1,000 in season. … LB Karlos Dansby needs one interception to become fifth play in league history with 40 sacks and 20 interceptions. Fantasy Tip: Browns WR Travis Benjamin had seven catches for 113 yards earlier this season against Steelers.

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