On Thursday, Cleveland saw a clash between two AFC North rivals as the Browns hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers. While Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett threw some lovely TD passes, George Pickens made an outstanding catch. Final score: 29-17 for Cleveland in defense of home field.
Steelers versus. Browns: Thursday Night Football’s Best
winners and losers from Thursday Night Football’s Browns-Steelers game
AFC North football went like that.
The Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-17 in a traditional rivalry game to move to 2-1. After two defeats, the Steelers’ record has dropped to 1-2.
Both clubs now have a much-needed 10 days to prepare for Week 4 following the brief week.
Brissett completed 21 of his 31 passes for 220 yards while also avoiding any mistakes, which is crucial. For the next eight games, until Deshaun Watson returns from his suspension for sexual misbehavior, Cleveland will need a backup who can provide them with that, which is about all you can expect of a backup. Trubisky wasn’t all that horrible against the Browns, I guess. Even though his ultimate stat line of 20 of 32, 207 yards, one rushing touchdown, and no interceptions is respectable, he wasn’t all that good.
Pittsburgh has suffered back-to-back losses to the Patriots and Browns after a surprising Week 1 victory against the reigning AFC champion Bengals. The Steelers defense hasn’t been the same without T.J. Watt, and their offense has been atrocious in all three games.
The Steelers’ issues won’t all be resolved by selecting rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett in the first round. Watt won’t miraculously recover under his care. He won’t improve the offensive line’s ability to block. But unlike their current starter, he might ignite the team. Trubisky is well known, so it’s time to give the youngster a chance, especially with a busy week of practice ahead of the Jets’ home game.
Many people questioned the Cowboys’ March deal of Amari Cooper to the Browns in exchange for a fifth-round pick. We can confidently state that after Thursday, everyone is doubting it.
Cooper, a four-time member of the Pro Bowl, had his best game of the year, recording seven receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown.
Through three games with his new squad, he has 19 receptions, 219 yards, and two scores, and he is already projecting as the No. 1 receiver.
In prime time, two of the top running backs in football were on show. Chubb was the star of the show as he ran for 113 yards and a touchdown to help the Browns prevail. Harris gained 56 yards and a score while running for the opposing team.
However, the most stunning aspect of their night was how physically aggressive they were while making contact. On Harris’ touchdown run, he broke two tackles before barrelling through a defender to enter the end zone.
Prior to Thursday’s game, the Steelers’ rookie receiver lamented the lack of targets he received in Week 2. He said that despite receiving only two targets, he was open “90% of the time” against the Patriots. Pickens went as far as to add that he’s open “99% of the time.”
“Even when the ball is in the air and the defender has time to come up, I always feel like I have a step and am open 99% of the time,” the player said. However, as soon as I hang up the phone, I’m open.
Pickens’ highlight-reel one-handed catch in the first quarter demonstrated that to be the case.
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