September 20, 2022, 5:33 pm
Steelers (+4.5) @ Browns (-200); Total of 38
The Steelers started off their season with a win that could most definitely be attributed to a really bad Bengals offensive line as well as an incredible performance by T.J. Watt. Unfortunately, the versatile defender suffered a pectoral injury that landed him on the IR. Without Watt in Week 2 and facing a much more competent offensive line through two weeks in the Patriots, the Steelers were fortunate to lose by a single field goal. They lost to a Patriots team that looked horrendous in their Week 1 loss to the Dolphins. They have more penalties (11) than they do first downs (9), and the only area in which they appear set to improve is the running game since Najee Harris was dealing with a foot injury during Week 2’s loss.
On the other side of the ball, the Browns will continue to focus on running the ball down the throat of their opponent and they should have a good opportunity against a team that will struggle to get anything going offensively. The Steelers have relinquished 133 & 124 yards on the ground in the first two games of the year.
Mitch Trubisky is a backup QB who is being used as a stop-gap solution until Kenny Pickett is given his opportunity to run the show. Even in a superflex league, there are better options out there than the former Chicago Bear. The Browns have been more friendly to the pass than they have to the run through two games, but Trubisky just isn’t the guy to trust here.
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