The line on the Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff AFC Wild Card game January 10 opened at Steelers -4.5.
Without Ben Roethlisberger, the Browns only managed to win by two points in their Week 17 game. Pittsburgh also sat out a number of other key starters.
The NFL’s longest post-season drought is over.
“I am really just happy for our fans,” said first-year coach Kevin Stefanski. “They deserve this. They have been waiting for this and we are happy to deliver that to them.”
Baker Mayfield threw a touchdown pass and had several big runs in the second half as the Browns made the playoffs for first time since 2002 on Sunday, surviving a late Mason Rudolph-led rally to beat the rival Steelers.
After nearly two decades of dysfunction, bad draft picks, coaching changes and front-office purges, the Browns (11-5), who went 0-16 in 2017, are still playing in 2021.
– Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com