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Illustration for article titled Its Almost Been 25 Years Since Browns Beat Steelers As Favorites

The Browns are favorites against the Steelers Sunday, which is only the second time Cleveland has been favorited in the 26 contests between the two teams since divisional realignment in 2002. If the Browns win, it'll be the first time in 42 games that the Browns were both the favorites and won the game. According to Chase Stuart of Football Perspective, Cleveland's inability to win as favorites against the Steelers is the second-longest such streak in NFL history and dates back to 1991.

Stuart put together a list of streaks where teams either continued to lose to or only won as underdogs against particular opponents. The longest streak in NFL history involved Pittsburgh's dominance over Cincinnati from 1990 to 2012. The Cardinals have had two separate 20 game streaks against the Cowboys. The Pats over the Jets is the second longest active streak.


Head to Football Perspective to check the longest streaks for each franchise.

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[Football Perspective]

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