Steelers vs. Browns should provide a strong conclusion to the NFL’s 2021 wild-card round to kick off the playoffs.
Pittsburgh hosts Cleveland on Sunday night at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC. It’s the first playoff appearance for the Browns since 2002, and they beat the Steelers in Week 17 to secure the spot.
There are a lot of repeat moments in this matchup. First off, the last time Cleveland played in the playoffs, it was in the wild-card round against the Steelers. And second, this is a Week 17 rematch after the Browns won 24-22 on Sunday, Jan. 3.
Things will be different as these teams match up for the second time in as many weeks. The Steelers sat a number of players in Week 17 with seeding movement pretty much negligible for the AFC North champions, including Ben Roethlisberger and T.J. Watt. The big guns will all…