Divisional position is at stake Thursday, as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cleveland Browns in the renewal of the long-standing Turnpike Rivalry.
Both teams enter the matchup 1-1, and the winner will take over first place in the AFC North (Baltimore will have a chance to tie that mark Sunday).
The Browns are aiming to bounce back after a crushing loss to the New York Jets last week, in which they blew a 13-point lead in the final 1:55 and lost 31-30. Similarly, the Steelers are looking to find a groove behind QB Mitch Trubisky, who hasn’t topped 200 passing yards in either of his first two games as a starter.
Pittsburgh has the edge, leading the all-time series 79-61-1. However, the Steelers are 0-5 in the five games superstar pass rusher T.J. Watt has missed in his career. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year suffered a torn pec muscle in Week 1 and will reportedly be out of action until around Week 8.
These are the top plays from the ever-important early-season strife.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
The Browns’ offense got off to a slow start, while the Steelers’ defense was clicking on all cylinders early.
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