On Halloween (10/31) the Browns (4-3) host the Steelers (3-3). Browns are a 3-point favorite.
Case Keenum is expect to start again for an injured Baker Mayfield who has a torn labrum, and he says also a fractured shoulder bone. He will sit again on Sunday unless the doctors feel that Mayfield can “adequately protect himself” from further injury. Obviously, it's possible more damage to the shoulder will expedite the need for a surgical procedure. If so, he would be missed a multitude of games.
In addition, Hunt is out as is Chubb. D'Ernest Johnson filled is nicely for Chubb vs. Denver in 1st NFL start rushing for 146 yards and scoring a TD. Can he have repeat performance? If so, that would be impressive.
Case Keenum was solid making his 1st start for the Browns going 21 for 33 for 199 yards and a TD with 0 picks.
Browns are well-rested and coming off a 17-14 win over Denver on Thursday Night Football. Steelers had a Bye on Sunday so they are equally as well-rested.
This is an important game for the Browns as it's their 1st division game of the season. As we know it's first all about winning your division. Browns are in 3rd place looking up at the surprising 5-2 Bengals.
And despite his age 39, Big Ben is far from done. Granted he's not what he was. However, he still holds a 22-2 career record vs. Cleveland, This season he's thrown for 1515 yards with 7 TDs vs. 4 INTs. The team's last met in a wild card game last season which the Browns won 48-37.