AFC North Rivals Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns Meet on ‘Thursday Night Football’
Week 11 of the NFL’s 100th season kicks off on Thursday, November 14 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime) as the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns in an AFC North matchup. Thursday’s game marks the 133rd regular-season meeting between the two clubs, with the Steelers holding the all-time series advantage, 73-58-1. Pittsburgh has won seven of the past eight contests, with the last meeting between the Steelers and Browns in Cleveland ending in a 21-21 tie in Week 1 of the 2018 season. Each team enters Thursday night coming off home victories in Week 10.
Last week, the Browns defeated Buffalo, 19-16, as quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns, including a game-winning 7-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver RASHARD HIGGINS with 1:44 remaining in the fourth quarter. Running back NICK CHUBB rushed for 116 yards last week and is the only AFC running back to rush for at least 100 yards in four games in 2019. Chubb has 919 rushing yards and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN as the only players in Browns history to rush for at least 900 yards through the team’s first nine games of a season. Wide receiver JARVIS LANDRY has nine receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown in the win and needs three receptions on Thursday against Pittsburgh to surpass DEANDRE HOPKINS (528) for the most receptions through a player’s first six seasons in NFL history. Defensive end MYLES GARRETT leads the AFC with 10 sacks in 2019, and has four sacks and three forced fumbles in three career games against Pittsburgh.
In Week 10, the Steelers defense forced four turnovers and had four sacks in Pittsburgh’s 17-12 win over the Los Angeles Rams – the team’s fourth win in a row. Safety MINKAH FITZPATRICK had four tackles, an interception and a 43-yard fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in the win. Fitzpatrick, who had a 96-yard interception return for a touchdown in Week 9, became the first Steeler to have an interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery touchdown in the same season since 1996, and has a league-leading five interceptions since being traded to Pittsburgh in Week 3. Linebacker T.J. WATT had two sacks and a forced fumble in Week 10, and has 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles over his past three contests. In four career games against Cleveland, Watt has seven sacks, 10 tackles for loss and an interception. Cornerback JOE HADEN matched his career high with five passes defensed last week, and added an interception and a forced fumble. Haden, the seventh-overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Browns, had 101 passes defensed and 19 interceptions in seven seasons (2010-16) with Cleveland. Pittsburgh running back JAMES CONNER is expected to make his return to the field on Thursday. Conner totaled 404 scrimmage yards (281 rushing, 123 receiving) and four rushing touchdowns in two games against Cleveland last season.
Play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman, along with reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink call the action from Cleveland. Additionally, FOX’s NFL Rules expert Mike Pereira joins to give explanations on officiating and rules throughout the game. On Amazon Prime Video, Prime members can choose to watch the FOX broadcast, the FOX Deportes Spanish language coverage, or Prime Video exclusive commentary from Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer or U.K. English language broadcasters Derek Rae and Tommy Smyth.
Fans can also stream Steelers-Browns through NFL, FOX and FOX Deportes digital properties, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch. The game is also available to all fans on mobile through NFL digital properties (NFL App, NFL Fantasy and NFL.com mobile web), on Yahoo Sports and other Verizon Media properties, and on club sites and apps of the Steelers and Browns. All of the ways to watch are listed at NFL.com/TNF.
Coverage from Cleveland kicks off at 3:00 PM ET on NFL Network with TNF First Look, hosted by Andrew Siciliano.
At 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, NFL GameDay Kickoff previews the Steelers-Browns matchup from Cleveland, with host Colleen Wolfe and analysts Joe Thomas, Steve Smith Sr. and Michael Irvin live from FirstEnergy Stadium. Additionally, Andrew Hawkins joins on-set.
Among the topics discussed this week on NFL GameDay Kickoff include:
- Will the Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff push continue?
- With how the season has gone so far for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., should the Cleveland Browns have buyer’s remorse?
- Will Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield be successful against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense?
- How can Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph get wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster more involved in the offense?
Also at 6:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay View streams on NFL.com with Steve Wyche, Cynthia Frelund and Gregg Rosenthal previewing Week 11. Wyche and Rosenthal give their picks on which teams will win in Week 11, while Frelund provides her Week 11 projections. This edition of NFL GameDay View re-airs on Saturday at 8:00 AM and Midnight ET on NFL Network.
At 7:30 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, FOX NFL Thursday airs from New York City with Pro Football Hall of Famers Michael Strahan, Tony Gonzalez and Terry Bradshaw, and insider Peter Schrager providing the final say leading up to Steelers-Browns.
FOX Deportes’ coverage kicks off at 7:30 PM ET live from FirstEnergy Stadium. Hosts Rodolfo Landeros and Jessi Losada join play-by-play announcer Adrian Garcia-Marquez, former Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman and analyst Rolando Cantu, and reporter Jaime Motta. An edition of NFLEROS, the network’s weekly NFL program, airs immediately after Steelers-Browns.
At halftime on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, Strahan, Gonzalez and Bradshaw break down the first half. Following the game, Wolfe, Thomas, Smith Sr. and Irvin host the postgame show from FirstEnergy Stadium and are joined by a star of the game live on-set, exclusively on NFL Network.
Additional postgame coverage continues at 12 Midnight ET with Scott Hanson, Lindsay Rhodes, Willie McGinest, James Jones and David Carr on NFL Total Access.
Live game audio of Thursday Night Football will be broadcast nationally by Westwood One, and carried on SiriusXM and the TuneIn app. For a full listing of Thursday Night Football viewing options, fans can visit NFL.com/TNF.