The Pittsburgh Steelers look to improve to 10-3 in primetime, playing against division rival Cleveland on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football. The Steelers are coming off a rout of Cincinnati, while the Browns spent the short week after being routed by Baltimore.
First-year head coach Pat Shurmur has had tumultuous season, to say the least. He has dealt with off-the-field drama throughout the year, with a majority emanating from Peyton Hillis's contract squabble. Hillis returned to the lineup two weeks ago and was immediately productive against the Bengals. He has spent much of the season dealing with a nagging hamstring injury. As for Shurmur's quarterback, Colt McCoy has struggled in his second season, trying to adapt to the new pure West Coast offensive scheme. This has the makings of a game that could be over in the first 30 minutes, as the Browns were simply not competitive against Baltimore. Now, they travel across state lines to Heinz Field on just three days rest.