Aug 29, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Thad Lewis (3) is congratulated by offensive tackleCameron Erving
(74) and teammates during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Cleveland Browns defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
I should probably say this now. The Browns and Steelers have listed QB Josh McCown and Roethlisberger as questionable for the game Sunday but I doubt that either one will play especially Roethlisberger since he just suffered his injury a week ago.
With bye weeks on the other side of this game for both teams, I doubt either team will turn to their original starting QBs and risk re-aggrivating their respective injury before their byes.
The Browns have looked like crap especially these last couple weeks but I’m confident that they can beat a really beat up Steelers team this week. Jones is no Big Ben and the Steelers defense just isn’t that good especially after losing players to injuries, which doesn’t help their cause at all.
Now I’m not predicting a blowout. Absolutely not.
This is a game that will go down to the wire and a lot of it will depend on just how ready Manziel (or even McCown for that matter) will be on Sunday. Hopefully the defense can contain Jones with him being a younger, inexperienced QB.
If Manziel is the guy Sunday and he can play a decent game on, then that should be enough to come out of Heinz Field with a win.
Manziel did beat a young QB Marcus Mariotta and the Tennessee Titians earlier this season. If he can do enough to beat them then he can do enough to beat the Steelers on Sunday.