PITTSBURGH (93-7 the Fan)- Despite a 2-2 record this season, the Cleveland Browns know how to execute a comeback.
In the season opener, the Browns came back from a 27-3 deficit at half time against the Steelers, but lost on a field goal at the end, 30-27.
All four Cleveland decisions have come by three points or fewer and on Sunday the Browns set a record to be the first team in NFL history to comeback by 25 points and win on the road in the 29-28 victory at Tennessee.
The pattern hasn’t gone unnoticed by Ben Roethlisberger who says the Browns have improved a good bit in the past five weeks.
“They’ve really gotten some things going and they are doing a lot of different things on defense,” Roethlisberger said.
He added that the Browns offense is playing very well and is lead by a great quarter back, Brian Hoyer.
Regardless of an 8-1 record on the road against Cleveland, Roethlisberger said the win will not be easy and it may big the biggest game the Steelers have played in Cleveland in a while.
“Just because of their record, our record, us going there, AFC North and the rivalry that’s there, so I anticipate it being a hostile environment — maybe like nothing we’ve ever seen there before,” Roethlisberger said.
He added that returning to his home state to play also provides a little something extra on game day and it’s been a long time since the two teams have played twice this early in the season, which should only add to the rivalry.
“Usually early in the season teams are still trying to figure each other out and figure yourself out and both teams have OK records for where we are right now,” Roethlisberger said. “I think all these factors make this a little bigger rivalry than maybe it’s been in the last year or two.”
Listen to the entire interview with Roethlisberger here: