Remember me Reset Password

      

Browns Steelers Betting Predictions – Steelers, Browns Clash In AFC North Meeting With Zero Playoff Implications

Posted by Tony Bryant on 12/26/2012 5:56:56 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not compete in the 2012 NFL playoffs. After three-straight losses, the only goal remaining will be to finish strong this Sunday and register a .500 sports betting record. That won’t be easy against a Cleveland Browns’ team that took the first meeting of the season between these teams, a 20-14 victory that played a major role in the Steelers’ losing five of six and falling out of contention in the AFC playoff race. That Browns’ win marked one of the highlights in their season thus far, and another would mean they finish with a .500 record over the second half of the season.

Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday December 30, 2012 – 1:00 PM ET
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NFL Betting Preview: Pick ‘em

Fans celebrated Cleveland’s win over the Steelers earlier this year as though it was their Super Bowl, and there is no denying they have shown signs of their ability this season. The Browns have laid down the foundation for future success with several key pieces including rookie running back Trent Richardson, who is 50 yards away from 1,000.

NFL Betting Preview: Cleveland Browns

Richardson has been one of a few bright spots for Cleveland with 950 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, and will look to finish off his rookie year with another strong performance. Richardson rushed for 85 yards and a score in the first meeting against the Steelers, and on top of moving the ball on the ground will again play a crucial role in the passing attack as he opens things up for fellow rookie Brandon Weeden. The Browns’ defense looked very good during a three-game win streak in which they allowed an average of 13 points a game, but has since allowed an average of 36 in back-to-back losses to the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos.

NFL Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers will look to make Cleveland pay both through the air and on the ground, and while it won’t mean anything in terms of the playoffs, it could have a major impact on the team’s decision to stick with offensive coordinator Todd Haley going forward. Haley and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have had a tumultuous relationship all online sportsbook season, and their differences has made headlines in Pittsburgh newspapers during their three-game slide. It’s scary to think that Pittsburgh still ranks first in the NFL against the pass and second against the run but won’t make the playoffs, but that indicates how bad the offense has been.

NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick

The Pittsburgh offense has been a mess all year, but with the Browns’ defense looking awful and jobs on the line, this game should see one of the better offensive efforts from the Steelers this season. Cleveland has looked listless in consecutive losses after a strong stretch in which they won three-straight, so look for Pittsburgh to bounce back and at least finish on a high note to finish with a .500 record.

NFL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers


Did you enjoy this article?

Email this to a friend Print it

Archives

Twitter


↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!


↑ Back to top