Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/7/11
Normally, I sit down to do a quick preview of the Thursday night game and I find one million and one things to write about during the process. There are usually juicy nuggets, emerging options, sneaky plug-in plays and myriad injuries to analyze. This time out, there aren't mountains of storylines to digest. The Steelers are heavy home favorites against a banged-up and inefficient Browns squad. Cleveland ranks 28th in total offense at 14.6 points scored per game. Sigh. However, the Browns do rank eighth in total defense at 20 points allowed per contest. The effectiveness of the Cleveland pass defense has been well-chronicled across fantasyland (second-fewest points allowed to quarterbacks), thereby causing us some consternation about the high-flying Pittsburgh passing attack. Let's get inside the numbers and break out this matchup. Starts Rashard Mendenhall has been one of the fantasy realm's more disappointing options this season. He's still only generated two games with 70 o...
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