Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers
The Browns handled to get a rare sway the Steelers in the previous season many thanks to Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh QB being sidelined with a shoulder injury and also the team's running backs' inability to not screw up the sphere. It was a fortunate collection of circumstances which resulted in among the Cleveland simple 5 success in previous season.
The Cleveland can not wish for such a convergence of occasions to put things in their favor this year. However, with many adjustments having actually taken place in both Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns because the groups' last conference, it's not difficult to visualize a comparable outcome, even if Roethlisberger is on the area and the Pittsburgh backs do not screw up a single time.
At this factor, though the draft is still in the future as well as not behind us, the Cleveland have a stronger protection compared to the Pittsburgh as well as have lots of similar or better parts on offense. The major difference comes with QB, with the Pittsburgh having the Super Bowl-winning Roethlisberger and the Cleveland likely beginning second-year player Brandon Weeden.
If Weeden takes a leap since he's had some NFL encounter, the Cleveland are a team to view this year. Roethlisberger, on the various other hand, is injury-prone and lost one of his most significant weapons when Mike Wallace left in cost-free agency. Show business is set for the Cleveland to capture the Steelers off guard, specifically at house.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns
The Ravens have shed merely two home games in the past two periods, as well as among those was a Week 13 loss to the Steelers in previous season. Just before that, December 2010 was the last time that the Baltimore had actually fallen to the Pittsburgh in Ravens. It's an unusual occurrence to ensure, and serves to illustrate merely the amount of of an underdog the Pittsburgh are when visiting their most-hated competitors, along with the power of Ravens home-field benefit.
The Baltimore and also Pittsburgh both went through a variety of high-profile roster adjustments this offseason, but the Baltimore arise from that process more powerful, while the Pittsburgh do not seem to have gotten on as well. If that style proceeds with the draft as well as the rest of the offseason, it's going to be very the game of catch-up the Pittsburgh will need to play to be taken into consideration in the very same echelon as the defending Super Bowl champ Baltimore.
While Ben Roethlisberger is the better, a lot more proven quarterback in between he as well as counterpart Joe Flacco of Baltimore , that's virtually where the benefits start as well as finish for the Pittsburgh. Given, that indicates the Pittsburgh defense could be able to pressure Flacco right into oblivion, as well as Steelers offense could possibly likewise take advantage of the Baltimore no longer having Ed Reed , Ray Lewis and also Bernard Pollard on the industry. But when comparing these two rosters on paper today, the Baltimore have the upper hand. The game being in Ravens simply advances that conclusion.
Prediction: Ravens, 30-20