Browns are NFL's biggest Week 1 underdogs

20161124pdSteelersSports04-1 Antonio Brown and the Steelers will play on Christmas this season just as they did last year

10 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 p.m. (CBS): 30-6 vs. the Browns over their last 36 meetings.

October 22 - Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m.

The Week 10 bye will come right on time, but also is sandwiched between two road games, including to Green Bay. Pittsburgh played that game without Ben Roethlisberger, LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown, however.

Sep. 24 - at Chicago Bears 1 p.m.

After playing a home game on Christmas Day against the Baltimore Ravens in 2016, the Steelers learned Thursday they will play on that holiday for the second consecutive year.

October 22 vs. Tennessee Titans at 1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26, at M&T Bank Stadium vs. Miami Dolphins, at 8:25 p.m.

These two teams did meet in Week 17 last season, and the 1-14 Browns took the 10-5 Steelers to overtime before falling 30-27.

Pittsburgh heads to Kansas City on October 15 (4:25 p.m.), where it defeated the Chiefs in the playoffs last season. This time of year props up the hopes of Browns fans and usually results in being the most exciting time of the season.

For the third straight season, the Steelers will open on the road, and this time it will be a 1 p.m. game on September 10 in Cleveland against the Browns, which hadn't happened since Mike Tomlin's inaugural season as coach in 2007.

As you might have guessed when seeing the Pittsburgh Steelers on the docket for Cleveland, the Browns are the opening weekend's biggest underdogs. The Houston Texans will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff on NBC.

October 8 Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

This year's slate features some good quarterbacks, including Indianapolis' Andrew Luck in week three, Tennessee's Marcus Mariota in week seven, Minnesota's Sam Bradford Oct. 29 in London, Detroit's Matt Stafford in week 10, Los Angeles' Philip Rivers in week 13 and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers in week 14.

December 17 - N. England Patriots 4:25 p.m.

Week 10 - November 12 at Detroit Lions 1:00 p.m. (CBS): A long day for the Browns defense-most notably the secondary, as NFL MVP candidate Matthew Stafford surgically picks apart a hapless Browns team suffering the infamous post-London hangover.

Week 11: Thursday Nov. 16 TENNESSEE TITANS at 8:25 p.m.

Pittsburgh plays three of its first four games on the road.

Other notable games include a Christmas Day match-up with Houston Texans, and they face archrivals, the Baltimore Raven, on the road on October 1 and at home on December 10.

Saturday, Dec. 23, at M&T Bank Stadium vs. Indianapolis Colts, at 4:30 p.m.

The Steelers will play most of their road games in the first half of the season.

Here's what I think I know about this; all 32 National Football League teams will play 16 games with 8 at home and 8 on the road.



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