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Browns-Steelers Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-12-26 12:11

CLEVELAND (4-11) at PITTSBURGH (7-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 5 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cleveland 6-9, Pittsburgh 8-7

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 66-57

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 27-11, Nov. 24, 2013

LAST WEEK - Browns lost to Jets 24-13; Steelers beat Packers 38-31

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 29, Steelers No. 18

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (27), PASS (12)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (16), PASS (9)

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (29), PASS (11)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (22), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Fourth straight year rivals have finished season against each other. ... Browns have lost six straight since 4-5 start. Cleveland has had six-game losing streak in four of last six seasons. ... Browns have not won in Pittsburgh since 2000. ... Cleveland WR Josh Gordon leads NFL with 1,564 yards receiving, club record. Brown needs 10 receptions to break club mark for catches in season. Kellen Winslow Jr. and Ozzie Newsome share mark with 89. ... Browns CB Joe Haden third in NFL with 20 passes defensed. ... Steelers have won seven of 11 to get into fringe of AFC playoff race Steelers need to win and have Baltimore, Miami and San Diego lose to claim second AFC wild card. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is 16-1 against Browns and hasn't thrown interception in last three meetings. ... Roethlisberger needs 247 yards passing to break team record of 4,328 he set in 2009. ... Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell needs 73 total yards to break Franco Harris' team record for yards from scrimmage by rookie (1,235) set in 1972. ... Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown is 11 receptions shy of tying Hines Ward's team single-season record of 112 set in 2002. ... Steelers' defense will not finish in Top 10 in yards allowed for first time since 1999. ... Could be final home game for several long-tenured Steelers, including DE Brett Keisel and S Ryan Clark, who will be free agents.

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