It's "Steelers Week".
Those were the words uttered by coach Rob Chudzinski in the moments after the Browns disappointing loss to the Bengals last week in stormy Cincinnati. As a lifelong fan of the franchise he now coaches, Chud knows how important this one is to Browns fans everywhere.
The Browns have had precious few cathartic moments vs their rivals over the past generation (you read that correctly), going 5-23 since the reboot in 1999. Going back to the start of the 90's, only further embarrassment can be found with similar few bright spots sprinkled in a sea of heartbreaking losses.
As the Browns seek to finally restore themselves to relevance in the NFL, a turning of the tide versus the Steelers would go further than any other single accomplishment.