1. The Browns can score
The Browns go to Pittsburgh and while the fan base has been disappointed over and over again, this time is different.
These Browns can score. A lot. Kevin Stefanski’s crew has totaled 30 or more points in each of the team’s last four contests. It’s a mark unknown to the franchise since 1968.
It’s for this reason that this contest should be viewed as a winnable game.
DeShone Kizer and Colt McCoy aren’t leading the charge behind a coach who’s way in over his head. The Browns have an offensive identity and it’s led to consistency on the scoreboard. How ’bout that? And it only took 20 years.
It also helps that’s Pittsburgh’s offense top the 30-point mark for the first time in 23 games by hanging up 39 on the Eagles. Yes, Ben Roethlisberger was missing for 16 of those contests, but it took the dumpster-fire Eagles for Pittsburgh to hit the mark this season.
Between Cleveland’s rushing attack and the effectiveness of the team’s play-action passing, the Browns should finally be able to hang with the Steelers in the unfriendly confines of Heinz Field.