For many years, the Cleveland Browns were something of a running joke in the NFL. This was especially true among the Pittsburgh Steelers fan base. The reason was for many seasons of Cleveland futility, the winningest quarterback in the Browns home stadium was none other than Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
However, the arrival of Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has changed that, a point Roethlisberger was relieved to share when he spoke to the media on Wednesday. Roethlisberger also talked about the rivalry, playing in his home state and getting back to the business of football after the bye week.
Roethlisberger owns a 24-3-1 record lifetime against the Browns. Unfortunately, one of those losses was in the first round of last year’s playoffs. So while this game is important for plenty of reasons, a little payback might be one of them.
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