Quick Take: Browns (5-3) at Steelers (6-2)

Last meeting
In Week 1, the Steelers steamrolled the Browns, with Charlie Frye at QB, 34-7, to give coach Mike Tomlin a win in his NFL coaching debut.

Streaks
The Steelers have won 13 of the last 14 meetings, but the Browns still own the overall series lead, 55-54.

Last week
Cleveland beat the Seahawks 33-30 in overtime. RB Jamal Lewis rushed for four touchdowns and QB Derek Anderson completed 29 of 48 passes for 364 yards. Pittsburgh steamrolled the Ravens 38-7 on Monday Night Football, led by QB Ben Roethlisberger's five touchdown passes (all in the first half) and a defense that forced four turnovers.

At stake
The Browns haven't won four straight games since 1994 and need a win to keep pace with the first-place Steelers, who look to stay undefeated at home this season and solidify their spot at the top of the division.

Key matchup
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger vs. Browns secondary. On offense, the Browns have changed their tune since the Week 1 clash with the Steelers, sending Frye to Seattle and promoting Anderson. Unfortunately for the Browns, their defense hasn't seen much improvement. The Steelers put up 38 points on the league's second-best defense on Monday. This week, they face the league's worst defense, as the Browns have given up nearly 412 yards per game and have only brought down opposing QBs seven times this season. The Browns are especially inept against the pass, allowing 276.6 yards per game through the air. If Roethlisberger can throw five TDs in the rain, what's he going to do against the league's worst defense?

Did you know?
Browns KR-PR Joshua Cribbs aims for his ninth straight game with a kick return of 30-plus yards. ... Roethlisberger tied a franchise mark with five touchdown passes last week (Terry Bradshaw and Mark Malone) and aims for his 14th consecutive game with a TD pass.

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