Joe D'Amico's NFL 94% Situation Play
Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland,
01/01/2012 16:15 EDT,
Score: 13 - 9
Point Spread: -7½/+105 Pittsburgh
Today's winner is Pittsburgh over Cleveland. This is my NFL 94% Situation Play.
Pittsburgh has already locked up a playoff berth but can finish anywhere from the 5th seed in the AFC down the 1st seed. That's why players like Roethlisberger and Woodley are big question marks right now. You see, Baltimore plays the same time Pittsburgh does and the Ravens own the tiebreaker in the AFC North. If New England loses early, then for sure you will be seeing the A team in for the entire game here. However QB, Charlie Batch had a great performance in last week's 27-0 victory over St. Louis and can certainly handle the reigns here. Cleveland lost 5 in a row and 8 of their L9 SU. Colt McCoy is done for the season and maybe longer. The Browns have averaged just 13.9 PPG this season. In their L8 meetings, the Steel Curtain hasn't allowed more than 14 points, holding Cleveland's offense to single digits 5 times. The Browns are 1-8-2 ATS their L11 games played at home and 3-7 ATS their L10 games against teams with a losing record. The Steelers are 10-1 their L11 games played in January and 8-3 ATS their L11 games played vs. the AFC North. Take Pittsburgh. Thank you.