Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
The rivalry between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers is deep rooted and extremely intense. It has all the ingredients: history, proximity and a natural hatred.
The first game was played on Oct. 7, 1950, a 30-17 victory for the Browns. The two teams have played nearly every year since, with the exception of Cleveland losing its team from 1996-98.
The Browns have struggled since returning to the NFL in 1999 and the Steelers have taken advantage, winning nine straight and 15 of 16. A case can be made that the current one-sidedness has lessened this rivalry, but there's still legitimate heat between these two clubs. Plus, the overall series stands at 55-55 (not including postseason games), which shows an amazing amount of levelness over the past 58 years.
NFL fans will be treated to one of the league's best rivalries this Sunday.
+INTENSITY RATING: 4 (Update friends and loved ones about your last will and testament)