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Game Ten Preview: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Browns travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers. Will it be Johnny Manziel for the Browns? Will Big Ben play for the Steelers?

November 15, 2015

Cleveland Browns (2-7) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4)

Heinz Field, Pittsburgh

1:00 p.m. Kickoff

Local Television: CBS, Channel 19

Play-by-play: Ian Eagle, Analyst: Dan Fouts

Cleveland Browns Radio Network

Flagship stations: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)

Play-by-play: Jim Donovan Analyst: Doug Dieken Sideline reporter: Nathan Zegura


Cleveland Browns:

Record: 2-7

2015 leaders:

 Rushing: Isaiah Crowell (101-333, 3.3, 1 TD)

 Passing: Josh McCown (165-254, 1,897, 11 TD)

 Receiving: Gary Barnidge (42-602, 14.3, 6 TD)

Pittsburgh Steelers:

Record: 5-4

2015 leaders:

 Rushing: DeAngelo Williams (90-480, 5.3, 5 TD)

 Passing: Ben Roethlisberger (119-178, 1,508, 7 TD)

 Receiving: Antonio Brown (69-1,002, 14.5, 3 TD)


Last Meeting:

10/12/14 Browns 10, Steelers 31 in Cleveland


Projected Browns Starting Line-up:

Cleveland Browns  
WR 16 Andrew Hawkins
LT 73 Joe Thomas
LG 74 Cameron Erving
C 55 Alex Mack
RG 77 John Greco
RT 72 Mitchell Schwartz
TE 82 Gary Barnidge
WR 11 Travis Benjamin
QB 13 Josh McCown
RB 34 Isaiah Crowell
FB 44 Malcolm Johnson
RE 94 Randy Starks
NT 98 Danny Shelton
LE 92 Desmond Bryant
OLB 99 Paul Kruger
MIKE 56 Karlos Dansby
WILL 53 Craig Robertson
OLB 44 Nate Orchard
CB 22 Tramon Williams
CB 26 Pierre Desir
FS 39 Tashaun Gipson
SS 30 Ibraheim Campbell
P 8 Andy Lee
K 6 Travis Coons
H 8 Andy Lee
KR 15 Marlon Moore
PR 11 Travis Benjamin
LS 47 Charley Hughlett

Injury Report:

Questionable: Ibraheim Campbell, Tashaun Gipson, Jordan Poyer, Josh McCown

Probable: Andrew Hawkins, Johnny Manziel, Brian Hartline

Out: Joe Haden, Donte Whitner, Joel Bitonio


Interesting Notes:

- Head Coach Mike Pettine spent 12 years as a high school coach in the state of Pennsylvania. His father, Mike Sr., was the head coach at Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown for 33 years.

- Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (Ohio State), S Mike Mitchell (Ohio), QB Ben Roethlisberger (Miami, Ohio), DE Cameron Heyward (Ohio State), CB Doran Grant (Ohio State), LB James Harrison (Kent State), FB Roosevelt Nix (Kent State) and S Will Allen (Ohio State) attended college in Ohio.

- DL Desmond Bryant needs a sack to become the first Brown to record a sack in four straight games since Anthony Pleasant did it in five straight in 1995.

- RB Duke Johnson Jr. could be the first Browns rookie to catch three TD passes since Josh Gordon caught five TDs as a rookie in 2013.

- OL Joe Thomas has started all 137 career games and has not missed an offensive snap since joining the Browns as the third overall selection of the 2007 draft. His consecutive snaps streak of 8,496 is the longest active stretch in the league.

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