Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Pittsburgh Steelers-Cleveland Browns Week 11 game, with the line from OddsShark.
(-7.5) Pittsburgh Steelers (4-5) at Cleveland Browns (0-10), 1 p.m. ET
Mike: Browns. Statistically, these teams are closer than you might think (both rank near the bottom in yards per play differential), so I’ll swallow hard and take the points.
Andre: Steelers. Hue Jackson said the Browns want to commit to Cody Kessler so they can evaluate him for the rest of the season. But last week, he decided to take Kessler out of the game in the second half to “try to get a spark in the team,” even though Cleveland led 7-6 at halftime. The Browns ended up losing 28-7 to the Ravens. That type of poor decision-making is the reason why the Browns are 0-10.
Ricky: Steelers. Pittsburgh avenges last week’s crushing, last-second defeat to Dallas by beating the tar out of Cleveland. Simple as that.
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