The Cleveland Browns are getting roughed up but they can beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Cleveland Browns have a tough task on Thursday, at home, dealing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are not the best team in football but they’re hard-hitting, well-coached, and a hard team to just ignore. Their quarterback situation is a bit murky, but the team has the pieces and parts to win any game against anyone.
That said, on any given Sunday anything can happen. The Brown found that out firsthand against the New York Jets. Losing in epic fashion against the Jets really does put things into perspective, any team can get beat and any team can get beaten.
The Browns aren’t a great team and they are currently at odds with one another over a variety of issues, but the team has talent and could take down the Steelers to advance to 2-1 on the season, and this is why.
Three reasons the Cleveland Browns will against the Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers offense is suspect
The Steelers offense has all of the parts needed to be a threat, save for a reliable quarterback. Mitch Trubisky is the guy, currently, and he isn’t a bad quarterback so to speak. He’s athletic, has a high rate of accuracy, and doesn’t turn the ball over that often, but he is off to a rocky start in Pittsburgh. If the Steelers put forward the same output against the Browns as they did against the Patriots, the Browns should be able to handle the Steelers’ offense, even if Myles Garrett doesn’t play. Though he’s expected to.
The mounting injuries on the Steelers’ defense
The Steelers lost T.J. Watt for six weeks at least due to a torn pectoral. This means that he’ll be missing their first encounter of the season at least. While the Steelers defense has its fair share of talent, mounting injuries could take their toll. The Steelers’ secondary is suspect, they lost Joe Haden in the off-season, safeties Karl Joseph and Damontae Kazee are on IR, and as is rookie cornerback Carlins Platel. The Steelers were among the league’s best last year against the pass, but this year may not be the same case with key players out.
The Browns have something to prove
The Browns have looked awful in back-to-back games, and had it not been the ref blowing a call that would have ended the Panthers game with a Carolina victory, this team would easily be 0-2. This team has something to prove. They have to be unified and play as a team, or this season can quickly get away from them. This squad is supposedly too talented to be 2-2 or 1-3 after the first four games. Especially considering these are three of the four easiest teams they’ll play all year.