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The Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cleveland Browns in Thursday Night Football. Here’s everything you need to know for today’s game.
With both the Steelers and Browns tied 1-1 and losing Week 2, this divisional game could have lasting league impact in the AFC North. In their current state, no team can afford to lose a major division game and they both have a chance to capture first place in the North after tonight.
These two teams haven’t had much time to prepare for each other in a short week, but they know each other very well. Here’s tonight’s streaming schedule for Steelers vs. Browns on Thursday night football and what to watch out for in this crucial clash:
Steelers vs Browns live streaming
Tonight’s Steelers vs. Browns game kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Unfortunately, fans without an Amazon Prime subscription or fast enough internet speeds are out of luck as the game will only stream on Prime Video. The Pittsburgh Steelers are outsiders with 3.5 points before kick-off.
How to watch Steelers vs. Browns
There are a few important things to note this week — none bigger than Pittsburgh’s passing offense. The combination of Mitch Trubisky and Matt Canada made for some very underwhelming offensive performances against the Bengals and Patriots early in the 2022 season.
In a short week, the Steelers probably haven’t had time to make any major changes, but we need to see Trubisky using midfield more often. This won’t happen until Canada is willing to loosen the reins and scrap some of its scripts.
Mike Tomlin knows this stagnant offense needs improvement. Note that Pittsburgh are a little more aggressive against a suspect Cleveland secondary tonight. Trubisky will almost certainly be in the hot seat if he has a third straight dismal performance early in the 2022 season.
Steelers vs Browns key pairings
OT Dan Moore vs. EDGE Myles Garrett
Steelers fans shouldn’t expect Moore to win this matchup full force tonight (even if Pittsburgh offer help). Rather, simply containing Myles Garrett for most of the game should be counted as a win. The last time these teams met, they left Dan Moore on an island against one of the league’s top pass rushers. You’ll have to chip Garrett often to avoid potential game-wrecking plays tonight.
Steelers run defense against Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt
One thing that could really hurt Pittsburgh’s chances of winning tonight is if they allow Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to bottom-feed. This duo of star running backs combined for almost 200 all-purpose yards against the Jets last week. The Browns are currently 1st in the NFL in rushing yards per game, so the Steelers often have to stack the box tonight.
George Pickens against Browns cornerbacks
One player we’ve rarely seen on the Steelers offense is WR George Pickens. Despite an extremely promising training camp and preseason, the rookie receiver has only had 2 receptions for 26 yards so far this season. Cleveland’s secondary was often exploited in the first two weeks (by the likes of Baker Mayfield and Joe Flacco, no less), and Denzel Ward isn’t playing at the high level we’re used to. Pittsburgh should benefit from involving Pickens early and often and allowing him to work on the field and center.