Odds improving for Browns vs. Steelers

Odds improving for Browns vs. Steelers

The Steelers (12-3) wrapped up the AFC North for the second straight season and third time in the last four years a few weeks ago.

As expected, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns as he continues to rehab his calf injury that suffered during the team's Week 15 loss to the New England Patriots.

They've been down this road previously, as recently as last season, but Mike Tomlin is still taking a wait-and-see approach as it relates to the division of labor for the upcoming regular-season finale against Cleveland. Otherwise, the Patriots snag it. Both teams play at 1 p.m.

"Ben's not there so they'll get a little taste of Landry Jones".

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Roethlisberger flipped a five-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter only 3:45 later to give the Steelers a 10-0 edge.

Roethlisberger and Bell were listed as limited on the Thursday's injury report for non-injury reasons. "It's going to be the same week for me, preparation wise".

"I' think Coach Tomlin does a great job keeping everything the same every week, which is nice", DeCastro said.

"Which is nice", DeCastro said. "From that standpoint, it's pretty much the same". Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey were the other two players who did not participate, but neither sat out due to injuries.

According to Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert, the team's plan is to bench Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell.

DeCastro said he's looking forward to the bye week. "You're always anxious about the bye week but at the same time we're all professionals, old enough now to be able to take care of yourself and know what you need to do, even if you're on the practice field, so not too anxious".

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