Steelers Open As 9.5-Point Road Favorites Over Browns In Week 1

The 2017 NFL schedule was released Thursday evening and it includes the Pittsburgh Steelers opening their regular season on the road against the Cleveland Browns. The oddsmakers wasted no time releasing their lines for the Week 1 games and according to, the Steelers opened as 9.5-point road favorites over the Browns.

While a lot can certainly happen between now and the start of the regular season, it will be surprising if the Steelers aren’t favored by more than touchdown over the Browns come kickoff time of that game.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 10-2 in games that he’s played against the Browns in Cleveland during his career. His last loss to the Browns on the road came in 2014 when the Steelers were beat 31-10.

The Steelers swept the Browns last season and Roethlisberger only played in the first of those two meetings that included him throwing for 167 yards in a game that was played in Pittsburgh. Backup quarterback Landry Jones started the second game against the Browns to close out the 2016 regular season and he won it in overtime with a 26-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Cobi Hamilton.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    2 and 10 versus the browns? That’s backwards.

  • SteelersDepot

    dyslexic fingers. obviously meant 10-2

  • gdeuce

    We get to put the #1 overall pick in his place

  • mezzetin1

    *surprising. It’s referred to as editing. Google it. It’s become commonplace.

  • T3xassteelers

    No need to be rude. Could simply say surprising is spelled wrong.

  • WeWantDaTruth

    With the signing of the former Bengals guard and Joel Botonio returning from injury, the Browns will be a run heavy team in 2017.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I’ll lay those points…

  • T3xassteelers

    Hopefully it’s Trubisky… That would be such a Browns move to do hahahah

  • Eddie Cruz

    You know there’s always someone counting your change. You guys are great. Thanks for all the work you and the team do to deliver us news and opinion

  • Terrible Towlie

    i cant even hate the team in cleveland…they’ve done nothing to deserve it, just pretty pathetic ,,, the real Browns play in Baltimore…the purple browns…or just the purples, now thats a team i can really hate

  • Jason

    More likely be Villanueva blocking Garrett all day. Good test for both

  • Steel City Slim

    This is the Browns fan’s Superbowl. Cleveland fans would rather go 2-14, if those 2 wins are against the Steelers, than to go 14-2 and have the two losses be against the Steelers. To us it’s just another game.

  • dany

    Steelers Depot: Bizarro Edition