Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns NFL Preview
Ricky Gray | September 22, 2022
This Thursday Night Football game is between two AFC North opponents.
The Pittsburgh Steelers head into this game with a 1-1 record to start the season. Although they’re currently at .500, there are still several questions surrounding the team.
One of the main questions is whether they should make a move at the starting quarterback spot. Right now, the starting quarterback is Mitchell Trubisky, who is averaging 172.0 yards per game.
The Steelers have one of the lowest passing yards per game averages in the NFL. They rank 28th overall in that category and rank 24th overall in rushing yards per game (83.0).
As they prepare to face the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers need to do much better on offense. With a lack of passing and rushing, they pose no real threat to the Browns defense.
Last week, the Steelers lost 17-14 to the New England Patriots for this exact reason. They were unable to put points on the board and lost to a struggling Patriots team.
This is where a move could be made to start a new quarterback but we don’t think the Steelers will do that. Trubisky led them to a win in Week 1 and can test his strength against the Browns.
The Browns are similar to the Steelers when it comes to their passing game. Averaging only 179.5 passing yards per game, the Browns rank 26th overall in the NFL.
Where they’re really successful is when it comes to running the ball. This season, the Browns are averaging 200.5 rushing yards per game, a remarkable feat.
What they need to do is find ways to finish games and tonight, that’s exactly what they’ll do.
With the Steelers offense struggling to score and the Browns having the best rushing attack in the league, expect a big win from the Browns at home tonight.
Ricky’s Pick: Cleveland Browns -4.5, UNDER