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Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) at Cleveland Browns (2-8)
Charlie Batch will start this one for the Steelers. He should have started against the Ravens to begin with. He’s always been a solid backup quarterback who can win games when Ben Roethlisberger is hurt (5-2 SU and 5-2 ATS since joining the Steelers). I think he’s a better quarterback than Byron Leftwich. He’s also a better fit for Todd Haley’s quick throw, timing based offense.
He certainly should have come into the game when Byron Leftwich got hurt. Leftwich’s injury made him even more limited as a quarterback and as a result they lost. Batch probably would have been able to convert that 7-0 lead into a victory given how their defense was playing. Either way, the Steelers are definitely in better hands with Charlie Batch under center this week.
Even with Leftwich playing hurt, the Steelers almost knocked off the Ravens, only losing by 3. They outgained them by over 100 yards, but lost the turnover battle 2-0 and allowed a special...
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While the Steelers offense certainly will miss Roethlisberger, the Steelers defense as well as a solid run game and a “good enough” passing game should propel them to victory.
Oddsmakers currently have the Steelers to have about a 54% chance to win this game. At Sports Tradex, which is a free prediction marketplace that awards prizes to users who perform the best weekly, the...
Charlie Batch is basically an assistant coach. He help Mike Tomlin on the sidelines anytime he needs it. He motivates players. But he's also a back-up quarterback still. As a third-string QB, it's difficult to foresee a situation where he would start, but the Steelers are in that exact situation this week. And Batch says he's ready.
According to Paul Zeise...
(Eds: Updates throughout) By CHRIS ADAMSKI Associated Press Mike Wallace is in his fourth season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, so the wide receiver is familiar with all this talk about Charlie Batch.
Asked if it was at all concerning that the man throwing the ball to him on Sunday will soon be 38 years old, Wallace shrugged.
''He's been old,'' he said of Batch...
Here’s Browns spokesman Neil Gulkis on the team’s decision to cancel the white flag giveaway that had been planned for today’s game:
“After further and careful consideration, we felt it was in the best interests of everyone involved that we not have a giveaway item at tomorrow’s game. It is something that was intended to be fun for our fans and that they could rally around...
Steelers QB Charlie Batch completed 20-of-34 for 197 yards with zero touchdowns and three picks Sunday against the Browns.Fantasy Spin:Batch targeted Mike Wallace six times but couldn't complete any of them. Pittsburgh ended up turning the ball over eight times, including a lost fumble by all four Steelers running backs (Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, Chris Rainey).
After the Thanksgiving hangover wears off prepare yourself for a sub-par Sunday of NFL action. Other than 49ers-Saints and Packers-Giants there really aren’t many games to get excited about. Steelers-Browns with Charlie Batch making his NFL return, anyone?
Making matters worse is the Monday Night Football trainwreck. Panthers-Eagles, anyone?
A few other enticing bets would be...
We have been doing Browns fan surveys throughout the season to keep our finger on the pulse of what Browns fans are thinking heading into Browns games. While it doesn’t provide notable stats every week, this week it did. Exactly 50% of Browns fans who took our survey think the Browns will win. When you average all the scores together into a score prediction the result is a 19-19...
Last week: 9 (-1)
I have no idea what Mike Tomlin was thinking leaving Byron Leftwich out there when he was clearly hurt. There’s no real difference in talent level between him and Charlie Batch; in fact, I thought Batch should have been the starter in the first place after Ben Roethlisberger was ruled out. He’s a better fit for their quick throw, timing based offense...
Just when you think it can’t get any worse for the Steelers, who are coming off a hard fought loss to division rival Ravens, they have to travel to the Dawg Pound and take on the Cleveland Browns with their third string quarterback at the helm. Yes, Charlie Batch makes his long awaited start for the Steelers in a divisional game in the AFC North on Sunday afternoon.
Just a couple short weeks ago, the thought that the Cleveland Browns could uproot the Pittsburgh Steelers on any given day would have been ludicrous. Two weeks and two quarterbacks later, the Pittsburgh Steelers are as vulnerable as ever, and suddenly, the Browns aren't an easy out.
Even though the Steelers are short on quarterbacks, my focus will be on the Browns' trigger...
The Cleveland Browns have given up on the planned promotion of handing out a white flag to all of its fans. After a week of criticism from fans and players the team has scrapped the idea of giving away a white flag before Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The white flag was to be the Browns response to the terrible towel waived by Steeler fans.
Except waiving a white...
Last week: 7 (+0)
The Ravens are 8-2, but I’m still not sold. They’re only +61 in points differential and most of that came from two wins against Cincinnati and crappy Oakland. They’re 6-1 in games decided by a touchdown or less and they haven’t had a particularly tough schedule. They could have easily lost to Pittsburgh last week if Charlie Batch had stepped...
The Pittsburgh Steelers turned the ball over 8 times on Sunday in Cleveland and were penalized 9 times to the tune of 68 yards in their 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Running backs Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, and Chris Rainey all lost fumbles in the game and third string quarterback Charlie Batch was intercepted 3 times as the Steelers now drop to 6-5...