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NFL changes start time for Browns-Steelers rematch

Game in Pittsburgh on December 1 moved to a 1 p.m. kickoff as Browns look to sweep the Steelers.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Cleveland Browns Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns will travel to Pittsburgh on December 1 to take on the Steelers in one of the most highly anticipated rematches in recent NFL history.

The league apparently does not share that enthusiasm, however, as the start time for the game has been changed from 4:25 p.m. to the 1 p.m window.

The meeting will be the first for the two teams since the Browns beat the Steelers, 21-7, last Thursday night in a game that resulted in several fines and suspensions for Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi, along with Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey.

The Browns will be looking for their first win in Pittsburgh since the 2003 and the first season sweep of the Steelers since 1988. The game could also mark the last chance for the playoff hopes of both the Browns (4-6) and the Steelers (5-5) as they work to stay in the race for a wild card spot.

Both teams have what look to be favorable matchups this week as the Browns are home to the Miami Dolphins (2-8) and the Steelers have a road game with the Cincinnati Bengals (0-10).