Sunday, November 15, 2015
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The Cleveland Browns face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41.
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Johnny Manziel finished his last game with 168 yards through the air for Cleveland. He completed 15 passes out of 33 attempts for a 45% completion percentage. The Browns were led in rushing by Isaiah Crowell, who finished with 38 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Duke Johnson Jr. led the team in receiving with 2 receptions for 38 yards. He had an average of 19 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Cleveland had 213 total yards on 53 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 13 first downs on the game. The Browns rushed for 69 yards by way of 17 carries.
Ben Roethlisberger finished his last game with 334 yards through the air for Pittsburgh. He completed 24 passes out of 44 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Steelers were led in rushing by DeAngelo Williams, who finished with 170 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Antonio Brown led the team in receiving with 17 receptions for 284 yards. He had an average of 17 yards per reception in the contest. Pittsburgh had 597 total yards on 81 plays. They gained 9 rushing first downs, 16 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 27 first downs on the game. The Steelers rushed for 195 yards by way of 30 carries.
Cleveland is scoring 20 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 23 passes on 37 attempts for a 62% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 253 yards per game through the air as well. The Browns carry the ball for an average of 82 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season. They are also running 64 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 335 yards per contest. The Browns manage 18 first downs per contest and they average a total of 61.7 penalty yards on 7.9 penalties.
Cleveland gives up an average of 254 passing yards and 27 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 20 completions per game on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 59%. The Browns allow 148 rushing yards per game on 31 carries for a 4.8 average per play. Cleveland gives up 402 total yards per game including 6 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.4 penalties per game that total 58.9 yards as a unit.
Pittsburgh averages 23 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 66% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 243 yards through the air per game thus far. The Steelers carry the ball for an average of 133 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. They also run 61 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 377 yards in each contest. The Steelers are gaining 19 first downs per contest and they average 54.4 penalty yards on 5.9 penalties per game.
Pittsburgh gives up 273 passing yards per outing and 20 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 26 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67%. The Steelers allow 102 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.1 average per rush. Pittsburgh gives up 375 total yards per game including an average of 5.6 per play. They create an average of 1.7 turnovers per game and 6.7 penalties for 64.8 yards each game.
Cleveland Betting Trends
Cleveland is 7-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Cleveland has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 2-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 5-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/10/15 OG Joel Bitonio Ankle expected to miss Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/09/15 QB Josh McCown Ribs is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/08/15 WR Andrew Hawkins Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/08/15 WR Brian Hartline Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/08/15 S Donte Whitner Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/08/15 CB Joe Haden Concussion doubtful Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/08/15 CB Jordan Poyer Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/04/15 TE Rob Housler Hamstring IR
10/15/15 LB Scott Solomon Knee IR
11/10/15 RB DeAngelo Williams Foot probable Sunday vs. Cleveland
11/09/15 QB Landry Jones None expected to start Sunday vs. Cleveland
11/08/15 QB Ben Roethlisberger Foot injured last game, expected to miss Sunday vs. Cleveland
11/08/15 TE Matt Spaeth Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
11/02/15 RB Le'Veon Bell Knee out for season
10/27/15 LB Terence Garvin Knee expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/20/15 T Kelvin Beachum Knee IR
09/04/15 T Mike Adams Back PUP
09/04/15 CB Senquez Golson Shoulder IR
08/29/15 C Maurkice Pouncey Ankle IR - designated to return (eligible to return week 12)
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