The Pittsburgh Steelers won their home game in week two against the Cleveland Browns. Thanks to a strong defence, the Steelers triumph 26:22. Meanwhile, there are big worries about Browns running back Nick Chubb.
At the end of the 2nd day of play in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers got their first win. Thanks to two defensive touchdowns, the Steelers won 26-22 against the arch-rival Cleveland Browns.
The Steelers’ offence continues to be a concern. Aside from a 71-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kenny Pickett to George Pickens, relatively little went right for head coach Mike Tomlin’s offense.
In the end, Pickett completed 15 of 30 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown and one interception. Leading receiver was Pickens (four catches for 127 yards), leading rusher Najee Harris.
The match-winner for the Steelers was the defence. Pass rusher Alex Highsmith intercepted a pass by Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson after a tip drill, superstar T.J. Watt carried a fumble into the end zone in the 4th quarter.
Browns give balls away, concern for Chubb and Fitzpatrick
The Cleveland Browns, on the other hand, moved the ball better overall but kept shooting themselves in the foot with penalties and fumbles. In the end, Watson had 22 touchdowns (out of 40) for 235 yards and one touchdown and one interception each.
There are concerns about running back Nick Chubb of the Browns and Minkah Fitzpatrick of the Steelers. Both players were injured on a play, while Fitzpatrick was probably fine, Chubb had to be carted off the field. The broadcast waived a replay for the serious knee injury.
The previously banged-up Amari Cooper kept the Steelers defence busy, catching seven balls for 90 yards. Chubb substitute Jerome Ford was the Browns’ best runner with 106 yards on 16 rushes. The reason for the defeat was Watson’s interception, two lost fumbles and a fumble by tight end David Njoku.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Las Vegas Raiders in week three, while the Cleveland Browns will play the Tennessee Titans.