Steelers WR ahead of playoff game against Cleveland: ‘The Browns is the Browns’

Steelers WR ahead of playoff game against Cleveland: ‘The Browns is the Browns’
Cincinnati Bengals' Vonn Bell (24) and Jordan Evans (50) look to recover a fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston) (Source: AP/FR171481 AP)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is giving the Cleveland Browns a little added motivation ahead of Sunday night’s playoff matchup.

During a recent player availability, Smith-Schuster was asked if he feels the Cleveland Browns are any different this year after finishing with an 11-5 record.

“I think they’re still the same Browns that I’ve played every year,” Smith-Schuster said. “I think they’re nameless gray faces. They have a couple of good players on their team. But at the end of the day, the Browns are the Browns. It’s AFC North football. They’re a good team. I’m just happy we’re playing them again.”

Smith-Schuster has faced criticism recently for his disrespectful pregame behavior, including TikTok dancing over the on-field Bengals logo prior to losing in an upset against Cincinnati.

Despite being decimated by an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak over the past several weeks, the Cleveland Browns will take on the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday at 8:15 p.m.

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