The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t loaded with talent as they have been in the past but that doesn’t mean the Browns won’t deal with some playmakers still.
The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers renew their rivalry once again when the Browns travel to Heinz Field to face off with the Steelers in Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season. The Steelers have a potent offense once again, but one that’s devoid of playmakers like in previous years. The defense is still solid but it lacks the top-to-bottom lineup that other eras of the team once boasted.
The Browns are poised to be able to knock the Steelers off their perch with one thunderous blow and if they can do that, then the tide of this rivalry will be altered again. To take back control of the rivalry, the Browns will need to game plan for several of the team’s more dynamic players.
These are the three men the Browns need to watch out for when they take on the Steelers on Sunday.
The Steelers passing game isn’t what it once was. Chase Claypool and JuJu Smith-Schuster are the team’s best pass-catchers but Smith-Schuster hasn’t been the same player he was in 2018 when he had Antonio Brown on the team with him. Chase Claypool is only a rookie but has a solid start to his 2020 campaign. That said, the Steelers offense isn’t that dynamic, so Claypool will be targeted a lot.
Claypool is tied for fourth on the team in targets but is leading the team in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. If the Steelers are hoping to keep up with the Browns high-powered offense, they’re going to lean on Claypool a lot in the passing game. Especially since the Browns defense is just trash at stopping anyone.