5 reasons the Browns will upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 01: Isaiah Crowell
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 01: Isaiah Crowell /
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The Cleveland Browns play their arch nemesis, the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at FirstEngergy Stadium. Here’s why the Dawg Pound will celebrate an upset.

If you’re a Cleveland Browns fan heading to the opener this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, you’re being told reasons to be scared.

You’re being reminded that Pittsburgh is a 9.5-point favorite and the Steelers lead in the lifetime series against the Browns is 72-58. It’s even harder to swallow considering this lead’s been built up during Ben Roethlisberger‘s career. Big Ben, who yes, could’ve been a Brown, will go for his 22nd win against Cleveland.

Too bad it’s not going to happen.

For the first time in a long time, the Browns have players to be excited about and offering their fans some hope.

Their highly touted No. 1 pick made a point to warn Big Ben that’s he’s coming for him just moments after he was drafted.

With this game being at home, in addition to these five other reasons, here’s why the Browns will kick the season off with a victory by upsetting the Steelers.