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Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers: Preview, prediction, point spread, how to watch

The Cleveland Browns will face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Sunday afternoon.

One week after beating the Indianapolis Colts to solidify their best start since 1994, the 4-1 Cleveland Browns will look to extend their four-game winning streak when they face the 4-0 Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

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What follows is everything you need to know about the Browns' Week 6 matchup:

Game info, how to watch on TV, betting line:

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020

Time: 1:00 ET

Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV channel: CBS

Live Stream: CBS All Access

Radio: ESPN 850, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 WNCX

Betting line: Pittsburgh -3.5

Over-under point total: 51

Game preview

Earning a 32-23 victory over the Colts last week, the Browns picked up their fourth win in as many games, securing their best start to a season in 26 years. In Pittsburgh, however, Cleveland will face its toughest test of the season, with the Steelers being one of one four remaining undefeated teams in the NFL.

After missing most of the 2019 campaign with an elbow injury, 2-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has returned to engineer a Steelers offense featuring no shortage of weapons between JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner, Diontae Johnson and stand out rookie Chase Claypool. On defense, Pittsburgh also lays claim to one of the most formidable pass rush duos in the NFL, thanks to T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree.

As for the Browns, Baker Mayfield is not only coming off of what he deemed his worst performance of the season against the Colts, but also a ribs injury that limited him in practice. Meanwhile, star defensive end Myles Garrett will be playing in Pittsburgh for the first time since last year's scuffle with Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, which resulted in a season-ending suspension.

Add it all up and it'd be tough to find a more intriguing Week 6 matchup than the one between the Browns and Steelers. With a win, Cleveland would be off to its best start since 1964. But obviously, doing just that won't come easy.

Prediction

A banged-up Mayfield is going to have his hands full trying to keep pace with Roethlisberger and one of the league's best-receiving corps. Cleveland keeps it close, but is ultimately unable to overcome Pittsburgh's firepower on both sides of the ball.

Final score: Steelers 34, Browns 27