It’s game day, as Mike Tomlin will lead the Pittsburgh Steelers on the 140-mile bus ride to FirstEnergy Stadium on the shore of Lake Erie to take on the Cleveland Browns in the first of two 2022 meetings between the storied rivals.
STEELERS GAMEDAY INFO
Week 3, Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) vs Cleveland Browns (1-1)
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, 8:15 p.m.
FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland (68,400, grass)
SN Coverage: Alan Saunders, Nick Farabaugh
Forecast: Cloudy, windy, 60 degrees, wind WNW 22 mph
Line: Steelers +3.5, over/under 38.5 FanDuel Promo
The Steelers could start an improbable 2-0 in the AFC North with two road games after beating the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. In what looks like a division without a clear-cut favorite, that kind of head start could go a long way in helping the Steelers’ playoff chances this December. Either way, the winner of Thursday night’s game will finish Week 3 in first place in the division, as the Baltimore Ravens can only draw even at 2-1 and will do so without a divisional win, and the Bengals will be 1-2 at best.
Steelers safety Damontae Kazee was suspended three games for violating the NFL substance abuse policy. The Tennessee Titans signed safety Andrew Adams from the Steelers’ practice squad. The Steelers added former Indianapolis Colts cornerback Quincy Wilson to their practice squad.
ILB Devin Bush (foot) practiced fully on Tuesday and Wednesday and will play. FS Minkah Fitzpatrick (leg cramp) was limited on Wednesday, but should be fine.
OLB T.J. Watt will miss his second game while on inured reserve. WR Calvin Austin III will miss his second.
Browns DE Jedeveon Clowney will miss the game, and DE Chase Winovich and TE Jesse James were placed on injured reserve this week.
Cleveland G Joel Bitonio (biceps), T Jack Conklin (knee), DE Myles Garrett (neck), and T Chris Hubbard (illness) are all executed to play despite being limited in practice this week.
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
The Browns’ Week 2 catastrophe against the New York Jets, with Nick Chubb scoring a late touchdown instead of running the block out, giving the Jets life and the Browns secondary making a huge mistake to give New York the game has made things a lot uneasier in Cuyahoga County than a 1-1 start without Deshaun Watson might otherwise suggest.