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Stats and Facts: 10 things you have to know about Browns-Steelers

1. The last time Ben Roethlisberger started a game against the Browns at Heinz Field was back in 2014. Landry Jones started each of the last three games the Browns have played in Pittsburgh.

2. Nick Chubb rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL start last Sunday against the Buccaneers. With at least 50 yards rushing and a score against the Steelers, Chubb would be the first Browns rookie rusher to reach those marks in back-to-back games since 2012 (Trent Richardson).

3. If Baker Mayfield completes 20 passes and throws for 200 yards and a touchdown, he will join Marc Bulger as only the second rookie in NFL history to accomplish that feat in five of his first six career games.

4. If Myles Garrett records half of a sack Sunday, raising his total to 7.5, he will set the Browns record for most sacks through eight games of a season.

5. The next time the Browns complete a 2-point conversion, it would be their fifth successful two-point conversion on the season, which would be a franchise record.

6. Todd Haley has been in the NFL for 23 years and spent six of them as the offensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sunday will mark the first time in Haley’s career he will take the field in Pittsburgh as an opponent of the Steelers.

7. With a win Sunday, the Browns will have gone undefeated against the Steelers for an entire season for the first time since returning in 1999.

8. Antonio Brown has scored in five of his six games this year, including each of the last two, when he also topped 100 yards receiving. JuJu Smith-Schuster has 100 yards receiving or a score in five of six games as well this year and both topped the century mark in the Steelers’ last game.

9. On the year, Chiefs Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce has produced 38 receptions for 563 yards (second-most among all tight ends), 14.8 yards per catch and three touchdowns. Jesse James and Vance McDonald have combined to catch 37 passes for 548 yards (14.8 yards per catch) and two touchdowns.

10. Browns tight end David Njoku has 50-plus yards receiving in four straight games and has caught a touchdown in each of his last two starts. Njoku had just two games with more than 50 yards receiving in his entire rookie season. The second-year player’s development has been a real bright spot for the Browns in 2018.

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