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Fearless Prediction: Browns (1-4) at Steelers (3-2)
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Game SnapshotKICKOFF: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV: CBS (Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots)
SERIES: 113th regular-season meeting. Steelers lead series 57-55. The Browns have lost 11 straight to the Steelers. Romeo Crennel had eight chances as head coach and did not beat them once. There was a time when the Browns dominated, but since the second game of the series in 1992, the Browns are 4-25 against the Steelers. KEYS TO THE GAME: RB Jamal Lewis carried the ball 31 times last Sunday after missing two games and needs to be the workhorse again. QB Derek Anderson completed just two passes in Buffalo and has a big group of possession receivers who lack deep speed, so the Browns simply can't afford to get stuck in long passing situations with Pittsburgh rediscovering its aggressive pass rush. The Steelers now have the ability to move the ball on the ground and through the air with the emergence of RB Rashard Mendenhall. Mendenhall has averaged 5.5 yards per carry the past two games and will take aim at the league's worst run defense (170.4 yards per game). FAST FACTS: The Steelers have won the past 11 meetings and 18 of the 21 since the Browns re-entered the league in 1999, including playoffs. ... Lewis needs 66 rushing yards to reach 1,000 in his career against Pittsburgh.
- NT Shaun Rogers was excused from practice Thursday for the second straight day for personal reasons.
- DE Kenyon Coleman practiced on a limited basis Thursday. A groin injury prevented him from practicing Wednesday.
- TE Steve Heiden practiced on a limited basis after missing Wednesday with a knee injury.
- OL Floyd Womack might be close to reclaiming his job as the starting right guard. After missing three games with an ankle injury and being limited Wednesday he had full participation Thursday.
- RB Jamal Lewis had full participation in practice Thursday. He missed two games with a hamstring injury and then rushed for 117 yards against Buffalo. He was limited Wednesday with the injury.
- SS Troy Polamalu went through a second full practice Thursday and said he feels fine and should not be limited Sunday against Cleveland. He missed the past four games with a sprained MCL.
- DE Travis Kirschke returned for a full practice Thursday and will start in place of Aaron Smith on the left side. He missed Wednesday with a back problem.
- QB Ben Roethlisberger is on pace to throw for 4,700 yards, which would break the Steelers' record set by Terry Bradshaw in 1979 by approximately 1,000 yards.
- WR Limas Sweed, the team's second-round pick in 2008, has just one catch and is not likely to dress Sunday.
- WR Hines Ward, 33, has exceeded 440 receiving yards after five games once before in his NFL career with 455 in 2004.