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Behind quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s return, the Steelers are 4-0 and back on top of the division standings. But behind first-year head coach Kevin Stefanski, the Browns are 4-1 and off to their best start in 26 years.
Below, we break down a matchup and rivalry that could have major playoff implications down the line:
What’s been the biggest change for each team?
Jake Trotter, ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter: Despite having to implement a new offensive system amid a virtual offseason and shortened training camp, the Browns have already unlocked an offensive identity, powered by the league’s top running game. The knee injury to Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb hurt, but Cleveland still features the 2017