Browns vs. Steelers: 10 Things for Steelers Fans to Watch for Thursday Night

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Browns vs. Steelers: 10 Things for Steelers Fans to Watch for Thursday Night
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Unlike Ohio's other team, the Cleveland Browns come to Heinz Field playing a familiar losing role (4-8), but interfering with the Pittsburgh Steelers hopes for an AFC North Championship could be a small tonic in an ailing season.

Steelers fans have labeled the classic Pittsburgh rival as the "frowny Brownies," mostly for their inability to beat the Black and Gold in recent seasons. Since their return to NFL action in 1999, Cleveland has beaten Pittsburgh a mere four times, only once in the Ben Roethlisberger era. In fact, Pittsburgh has won 20 of the last 22 games in the series.

Nevertheless, a devastating loss along the shores of Lake Erie in 2009 essentially ended Pittsburgh's championship defense, giving the Steelers more than enough motivating historical evidence. Despite the one-sided history and favorable matchups, Cleveland cannot be taken likely.

With the 'Burgh favored by nearly two touchdowns, the banged up Browns will give it the "old college try" in this NFL midweek special.

Here are 10 things for Steelers fans to keep an eye for on Thursday night.

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