The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns face each other in week 1 of NFL online betting. Running back Le’Veon Bell made good on his promise – or “suggestion” if you go by NFL.com – to report to Steelers’ facilities on Friday, September 1st. it wasn’t a social visit for he didn’t stay long, but it remains unclear whether or not he finally deigned to sign his $12.1 million franchise tender – though it is expected that he did so.
- Date: Sunday, 10th September
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Online Sportsbook NFL Betting Odds:
Steelers -8 (-110) 47 (-110) -475
Browns +8 (-110) 47 (-110) +375
The comedic stylings of Le’Veon Bell
Throughout the entire holdout Bell has maintained his sense of humour – or lack thereof.
— Mad Rich (@MaddRichJr) September 1, 2017
He should have applied to Taco Bell. Unfortunately, punning has become a lost art. So, uh, don’t quit your day job, Le’Veon. Speaking of which, the running back has said that he needs just a few practices before he’s ready for the regular season. The Steelers will have four practices and one walk-through to prior to the season-opening game against the Browns. Some who wasn’t anywhere nearly as blasé as Bell is cornerback Joe Haden, who signed a three-year, $27 million deal with Pittsburgh – but would probably play for free just for the chance to finally be in postseason game after a seven-year career. He’s in luck then, because Pittsburgh is currently the odds-on favourite to win the AFC North division. finally, Ben Roethlisberger – who briefly flirted with retirement – will be starting under center once more.
The Steelers have won eight of their last nine meetings with the Browns and are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine versus Cleveland. The NFL online betting total has gone under 80% of Pittsburgh’s last six encounters with the Browns.
Your current, reigning, and defending 2017 preseason champions
Or so a T-shirt produced by a Cleveland company appears to claim after the Browns went 4-0 in exhibition games. “Appears” because the words Cleveland Browns are not on it. It’s kind of like The Shinning. On to more serious matters, head coach Hue Jackson named rookie DeShone Kizer the starting quarterback for the game against the Steelers, as well as for the rest of the season. “This is not just for the moment,” Jackson said. “We’re going to get with DeShone and ride him through it all and work with him through all this.” One can’t help but wonder whether Hue thought the same of Robert Griffin III before RG3 injured himself in last season’s opener and becoming the first casualty of the Browns’ QB curse. Then again, maybe Hue’s trying to make up for that absolute lack of common sense by making a somewhat sensible decision this year.
The Browns have lost 13 of their last 16 home games versus the Steelers and are 5-8-3 ATS in that same stretch. The NFL online betting total has gone under in five of the Brown’s last six times hosting the Steelers at LastEnergy Stadium.