Menu
Next Race Newspaper
Free Bets
My Account
Tracker

Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Cleveland can make their mark offensively

Garrett absence is a blow for Browns

Le'Veon Bell is a big threat for Pittsburgh
1 of 1

Live on Sky Sports Action, 6pm Sunday

Such is the level of optimism about Cleveland's season after they won just once last term that it was perhaps inevitable that something big would go wrong before they started.

Number one draft pick Myles Garrett was looking a beast in pre-season but has been hit by an ankle injury which looks sure to affect the Browns' ability to keep one of the NFL's top offences in check.

The Steelers have an excellent record against their AFC North rivals and can be relied on to score points - they have scored at least 24 in seven of their last nine games against them - and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has great playmakers such as running back Le'Veon Bell and star receiver Antonio Brown.


Read more

Tonight's best bets

Seattle at Green Bay

Dallas at NY Giants

NFL season preview


Cleveland have had plenty of quarterback issues in the last few years but have put their faith in rookie DeShone Kizer having the same sort of impact in his first season as Dak Prescott did at Dallas last year.

The early signs have been decent and at least he has a good offensive line to play behind, which should also allow talented running back Isaiah Crowell to flourish.

The Browns were ranked 27th in touchdowns scored last year with an average of 1.8 per game, but they should be able to boost that this seasno and it is worth chancing that these rivals can provide plenty of entertainment in their opening clash.

Recommendation
Over 5.5 touchdowns
1pt 11-10 Betway


Team news
Pittsburgh
Linebacker Bud Dupree did not practice on Friday and is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.

Cleveland
Defensive end and number one overall draft pick Myles Garrett is out with an ankle injury. Defensive tackle Danny Shelton is questionable with a knee problem.

Key stat
Pittsburgh have lost just three of their last 27 matches against Cleveland.


Today's top sports betting stories 

Follow us on Twitter @racingpostsport

 

The Steelers have an excellent record against their AFC North rivals and can be relied upon to put up points
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets