Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 8 game?
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns play on Sunday in a Week 8 NFL game.
Which team will get the victory?
Check out these NFL Week 8 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 10 a.m. MST time on CBS.
The Browns are a 3.5-point favorite in the game.
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Pro Football Network: Browns 23, Steelers 20
Ben Rolfe writes: "The Browns will be ecstatic to get out of Week 7 with a victory despite not having Baker Mayfield. However, beating the division-rival Steelers without him will be a different task. Mayfield’s status shapes how the outcome of this game looks. With him, Cleveland should be expected to win. Without him, Pittsburgh should be able to make this close."
Sportsnaut: Steelers 17, Browns 14
Matt Johnson writes: "So much of this game will likely be decided by health. If Nick CHubb is cleared to play, the Browns have a back to center their offense around. Cleveland also needs its offensive tackles to be healthy, which is far from a guarantee. Given those unknowns, Pittsburgh holds the edge heading into Week 8."
Draft Kings: Take the Steelers with the points vs. Browns in Week 8
Teddy Ricketson writes: "This line will move dependent on Baker Mayfield’s status. This one comes down to injuries. The Browns defense is as stout as the Steelers so that is basically a wash. The Steelers' offense has looked better and the Browns' main offensive pieces are banged up. I think the Steelers have a chance to come away with a win, but for the purpose of this article, I think they cover."
NFL Spin Zone: Browns 23, Steelers 18
Jarrett Bailey writes: "The biggest issue Pittsburgh could face is Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney off the edge. Both tackle positions are very boom or bust, which could end up costing them against teams with good pass rushes. Although Pittsburgh is coming off the bye, the game being in Cleveland has me leaning toward the Browns in the first matchup between the two teams."
CBS Sports: Browns 24, Steelers 20
Bryan DeArdo writes: "Long gone are the days where the Steelers fans could check off both games against the Browns as wins. In fact, you can call a split in this year's season series with Cleveland a success for Pittsburgh."
Sportsnaut: Browns 29, Steelers 20
Andrew Buller-Russ writes: "Pittsburgh's offensive line just isn't good enough to hold up against the Browns' revamped front seven. Cleveland's rushing attack is the best in the league, but the Steelers have a strong defense. In a classic AFC North divisional battle, the Browns finally have more star power than the Steelers, and that should be enough to lead them to victory."
FiveThirtyEight.com: Browns have a 61% win probability
The site gives the Steelers a 39% win probability in the NFL Week 8 game.
ESPN: Browns have a 53% chance to win
The site's Football Power Index gives the Steelers a 46.7% chance to pick up the victory in the Week 8 NFL game.
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