Updated: Dec 31, 2021
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After getting stomped by the Chiefs, 36-10, on Sunday, the Steelers will look to bounce back on Monday night against the Browns. The Steelers still have a chance to win the AFC North and make the playoffs as a wildcard, but they have to win their two remaining games and get some help, as well. With how the Steelers have been playing lately, I wouldn't hold my breath on that happening.
The Browns haven't been all that impressive either this year at 7-8, and Baker Mayfield has been an interception machine. So, it all depends on what Steelers team shows up on Monday night. They'll have extra motivation, too, as all signs point to Monday night being Ben Roethlisberger's last game at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger even admitted on Thursday morning that this "could be it."
With the Steelers getting blown out by the Chiefs and the Browns losing by just two points to the 12-3 Packers, the Browns are currently 3.5-point road favorites against the Steelers, according to Oddsshark.com. The over/under for the game is at 41 points.
The Browns are 1-4 straight up in their last five road games, while the Steelers are 5-0-1 in their last six home games. The Steelers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five Monday Night Football games. The Steelers have won 19 straight games on MNF at home. Their last loss was against the Giants in 1991.
The Steelers are 78-61-1 all-time against the Browns. Mike Tomlin is 23-6-1 in his career against the Browns, while Roethlisberger is 25-3-1 against Cleveland in his career. Tomlin and Roethlisberger's only loss at Heinz Field happened in the playoffs last season.