Week 11 is upon us! Man, this season is cruising by way too quickly.
On tap tonight is a classic AFC North matchup between the Steelers and Browns. After coming into the season with sky-high expectations, Cleveland has shown the NFL exactly why games aren’t played on paper. They’re just 3-6, but coming off an important win against Buffalo that they may be able to build upon.
On the other hand, Pittsburgh was left for dead after an early season blowout against New England and a season-ending injury for Big Ben. After trading for Minkah Fitzpatrick and revamping their defense, Mike Tomlin’s boys have scrapped and clawed their way to a 5-4 record. Trading a first-round pick for Fitzpatrick seemed inadvisable at the time, but now he’s a DPOY candidate.
Currently, the Steelers sit at No. 6 in the AFC playoff picture, holding a narrow tiebreaker over the Raiders because of their in-conference record. That means it’s time to get loud and root for the Browns tonight.
Here’s your open game thread. For tonight only, we’re all Browns fans.