09/09/2018 – Pittsburgh vs Cleveland – Football Preview

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Pittsburgh vs Cleveland

8:00 PM – September 9, 2018

FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland

LINE:

CURRENT:

CLE +4.5

TOTAL:

41

OPENING:

CLE +6.5

TOTAL:

47

PAT’S THOUGHTS:

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  The smart money is pounding Cleveland.  The line has moved from 6.5 to 4, making Cleveland the stinkiest of home dogs.  Add that Bell is out for Pittsburgh, and it is an interesting play.    For me though – I am staying far away.  Just because Cleveland is the right side doesn’t mean you have to play it.

Schedule:

Pittsburgh

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

LINE

TOTAL

September 9, 2018

@ Cleveland

T 21-21

L -3.5

O 41

September 16, 2018

vs Kansas City

September 24, 2018

@ Tampa Bay

September 30, 2018

vs Baltimore

October 7, 2018

vs Atlanta

October 14, 2018

@ Cincinnati

October 21, 2018

BYE WEEK

October 28, 2018

vs Cleveland

November 4, 2018

@ Baltimore

November 8, 2018

vs Carolina

November 18, 2018

@ Jacksonville

November 25, 2018

@ Denver

December 2, 2018

vs Los Angeles Chargers

December 9, 2018

@ Oakland

December 16, 2018

vs New England

December 23, 2018

@ New Orleans

December 30, 2018

vs Cincinnati

Cleveland

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

LINE

TOTAL

September 9, 2018

vs Pittsburgh

T 21-21

W 3.5

O 41

September 16, 2018

@ New Orleans

September 20, 2018

vs New York

September 30, 2018

@ Oakland

October 7, 2018

vs Baltimore

October 14, 2018

vs Los Angeles Chargers

October 21, 2018

@ Tampa Bay

October 28, 2018

@ Pittsburgh

November 4, 2018

vs Kansas City

November 11, 2018

vs Atlanta

November 18, 2018

BYE WEEK

November 25, 2018

@ Cincinnati

December 2, 2018

@ Houston

December 9, 2018

vs Carolina

December 15, 2018

@ Denver

December 23, 2018

vs Cincinnati

December 30, 2018

@ Baltimore

INJURY REPORT:

Pittsburgh

DATE

POSITION

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

September 4, 2018

Jake McGee

Achilles

Out

September 4, 2018

LB

Olasunkanmi Adeniyi

Hamstring

Out

September 4, 2018

Ryan Malleck

Undisclosed

Out

September 4, 2018

DB

Trey Johnson

Shoulder

Out

September 3, 2018

RB

Le’Veon Bell

Holdout

Doubtful

September 7, 2018

Vance McDonald

Foot

Out

August 3, 2018

WR

Antonio Brown

Quad

Probable

August 3, 2018

WR

Eli Rogers

Suspension

Out

August 3, 2018

T

Jerald Hawkins

Quad

Out

September 6, 2018

G

Ramon Foster

Knee

Probable

August 3, 2018

LB

Ryan Shazier

Back

Out

Cleveland

DATE

POSITION

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

August 25, 2018

WR

Josh Gordon

Hamstring

Probable

August 3, 2018

DB

Howard Wilson

Knee

Out

August 3, 2018

OL

Kevin Zeitler

Calf

Out

July 25, 2018

WR

Ricardo Louis

Neck

Out

September 7, 2018

DB

E.J. Gaines

Knee

Doubtful

September 7, 2018

LB

James Burgess Jr.

Concussion

Doubtful

Statistics:

Pittsburgh

OFFENSE:

SEASON

RANK

DEFENSE:

SEASON

RANK

Total Yards

Total Yards

Passing Yards

Passing Yards

Rushing Yards

Rushing Yards

Points

Points

Turnovers

Turnovers

Cleveland

OFFENSE:

Season

Rank

DEFENSE:

Season

Rank

Total Yards

Total Yards

Passing Yards

Passing Yards

Rushing Yards

Rushing Yards

Points

Points

Turnovers

Turnovers


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