NFL Week 12 Handicapping Tips Browns vs Steelers Prediction
Fans of smash you in the mouth football will love the National Football League AFC North clash between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. This NFL Week 12 action has its kickoff scheduled for 1:00 PM ET and Sunday, November 25, 2012, from Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Steelers do most of the mouth smashing in this series.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Look to get back to winning ways
Riding a four game winning streak, the Steelers hosted Baltimore in Week 11 without QB Ben Roethlisberger who is sidelined with shoulder and rib injuries. The end result was a 13-10 win by the Ravens who sent backup QB Byron Leftwich to the sidelines with broken ribs. Up next, the Steelers turn to 37-year old QB Charlie Batch – though Big Ben may dress as the emergency quarterback. Batch last started during Week 16 last season in a 27-0 Pittsburgh win over the St. Louis Rams. Ground and pound, coupled with solid play from the defense, will be the name of the game for the Boys from Steel City in this low scoring contest.
Cleveland Browns: Facing another losing season at the Mistake on the Lake
Unless Cleveland can run the table and win their next six contests, NFL 2012 will be the sixth straight losing season for the Browns. Give Cleveland some credit for pushing the Dallas Cowboys to overtime last weekend but the 23-20 OT loss probably did more harm than good. Not only was the extra time physically tough but the eventual loss has to be an emotional drain. Now the Brownies get AFC North rival Pittsburgh who are on a 18-2 recent run versus Cleveland. The Browns rank 20th and 27th passing and running the ball, while they are 22nd and 24th when it comes to defending the pass and run – that has yikes written all over it!
Advantage Sports Betting Steelers vs Browns Betting Lines and Game Day Prediction
World famous bodog.ca is the lines supplier for our betting odds and they have posted the Steelers as slim -1 (-115) road chalk for this contest. At the time of publishing, Bodog hasn’t posted any money lines, while the Over/Under has been set at a miniscule -34.5 total points. Trend bettors will love the fact that Steelers defensive coordinator Dick Labeau is a sparkling 17-1 straight up against rookie quarterbacks and we’re positive that he’ll have a few wrinkles for Browns rookie Brandon Weeden. Give us the Pittsburgh Steelers with a 10% bankroll bet with the -1 (-115) point spread at the Bodog online sportsbook.