5. Chubb likely to be back
Nick Chubb returned to practice on Tuesday, which is the first step in getting the Pro Bowl running back back into the mix after he missed two games with a calf injury.
While D’Ernest Johnson was tremendous in relief of Chubb against Denver, you want your best when playing an important game against a division rival.
Johnson should still see opportunities with Kareem Hunt (calf) still out, but you can probably talk yourself into feeling a little better about another Case Keenum start with Chubb and Jarvis Landry back in the mix.
In another win for the Browns, right tackle Jack Conklin also returned to practice. You just read about the troubles Pittsburgh’s on its defensive line, so don’t overlook the return of Conklin.
The Browns offensive line was better in Week 7 with Jedrick Wills returning to left tackle. That meant Blake Hance could move to right tackle and the Browns linemen cleared the way for Johnson’s big day.