Updated: Oct 14
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The Steelers are 4-0 for the first time since 1979 and will host the 4-1 Browns at Heinz Field this Sunday at 1 p.m. While it's only Week 6, any AFC North divisional game is crucial and the division is shaping up to be a three-team race this season.
The Browns are 4-1 for the first time since 1994 and are averaging 31.2 points per game, which ranks fourth in the league. It's been a long time since people in Cleveland felt this good about their team in early October and it seems like they have finally found their franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield.
To put in perspective to just how long it's been since the Browns have been this good, according to Tom Reed of DKPittsburghSports, Sunday's game between the Steelers and Browns will be the first meeting since Dec. 18, 1994, in which both teams were at least three games over .500. That was the last season the Browns won a playoff game and Bill Belichick was the head coach.
The last time the Browns beat the Steelers at Heinz Field was on Oct. 5, 2003. Cleveland beat Pittsburgh, 33-13, on that night. So yeah, it's been a long time. The Steelers-Browns game on Sunday will be the biggest game between the two franchises since the Steelers beat the Browns, 31-28, in Week 10 of the 2007 season. The Steelers were 6-2 going into the game and the Browns were 5-3.
As of Monday morning, the Steelers are 4-point favorites for Sunday's game against the Browns and the over/under is 50 points, per Oddsshark.com.