The Cleveland Browns haven't won at Heinz Field since 2003. Odds are against them; they haven't won on the road since October 11, 2015, when they beat the Ravens in Baltimore. Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles struggled in one quarter, going 4-for-11 for 39 yards with one interception. Owner Jimmy Haslam announced multiple times that Jackson would be back, while newly anointed general manager John Dorsey has told associates that he plans to retain the coach, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. "Nobody wants to have [0-16] tied to their name, but we're going to go play".
"I feel like the talent in this locker room might not be enough to win the Super Bowl this year, but it's far more talented than 0-16", McCourty said. The Browns have lost 20 straight road games and 16 straight games against the AFC North since then. Some fans of the team have already raised some money for a ideal season parade should the Browns lose Sunday to the Steelers. The Browns "gained" -16 yards of offense in the first quarter, and it barely got better from there.
Pittsburgh ran out the clock to complete a 28-24 victory.
"For me, (the toughest part) is probably the hour after the game, especially games where you have a chance like the Green Bay game (a 27-21 overtime loss) where you felt like you were in it", Bitonio said. Things of that nature where you're right there. "It can't be a four-point game, can't turn the ball over, can't give up big plays, so I'm pissed off". "When we get this thing rolling, it's just going to be amusing to see how everyone wants to flip the narrative". "You just have to go play". The only way that could happen would be for the Steelers to beat the Browns and the Jets to upset the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will rest key starters, including QB Ben Roethisberger and RB Le'Veon Bell, in the season finale against the Cleveland Browns, according to Ian Rappaport of The NFL Network. They should expect to see Jones start again. While Coty Sensabaugh is technically a healthy scratch, a shoulder injury that kept him out of the game last Monday appears to be getting an extra week to recover. The Seahawks had a chance to win, but Blair Walsh missed a 48-yard attempt with 32 seconds left.
"That's kind of who we are". But make no mistake about it; the expectation will be what it is.
Browns killer Antonio Brown will not play. He might never start another game for the Browns.