Thursday Night Football: Steelers at Browns (7:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Sometimes you get Patrick Mahomes vs. Justin Herbert, and sometimes you get Mitch Trubisky vs. Jacoby Brissett. In fairness, this might turn out to be an entertaining matchup between division rivals in the AFC North, but it’s certainly a step down from last week’s TNF matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers.

On the bright side, Bears fans get an up close and personal look at their old pal, Trubisky. They also get a look at George Pickens (PIT) and David Bell (CLE), a pair of wide receivers that fans were enamored with leading up to the NFL Draft last spring.

Game Info

Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1, T-1st AFC North) at Cleveland Browns (1-1, T-1st AFC North) – Amazon Prime Video (Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung); Westwood One (Ian Eagle, Jason McCourty); Spanish Broadcast (Miguel Gurwitz, Ronaldo Cantu, Mayra Gomez)

Kickoff Time: 7:15 p.m. CT
Site: First Energy Stadium, Cleveland, OH.
Referee: Clay Martin
Odds: CLE -4, O/U 38 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Coaches

Steelers: Mike Tomlin (155-86) vs. Browns: Kevin Stefanski (20-15)

Starting QBs and Projected Game Stats

Steelers: Mitch Trubisky: 23/36, 236 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 13 rushing yards

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Browns: Jacoby Brissett: 19/29, 197 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 4 carries, 14 rushing  yards

Week 3 projected stats via ESPN projections

Steelers Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Mitch Trubisky
•   RB Najee Harris
•   WRs Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, George Pickens
•   TE Pat Freiermuth
•   LT Dan Moore Jr., LG Kevin Dotson, C Mason Cole, RG James Daniels, RT Chukwuma Okorafor

Defense
•   LDE Larry Ogunjobi, NT Tyson Alualu, RDE Cameron Heyward
•   WLB Malik Reed, LILB Devin Bush, RILB Myles Jack, SLB Alex Highsmith
•   LCB Ahkello Witherspoon, RCB Cameron Sutton
•   FS Minkah Fitzpatrick, SS Terrell Edmunds

Specialists
•   Chris Boswell (kicker), Pressley Harvin III (punter, holder), Christian Kuntz (long snapper), Gunner Olszewski (kick and punt returns)

Browns Projected Starters

Offense
•   QB Jacoby Brissett
•   RB Nick Chubb
•   WR Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones, David Bell
•   TE David Njoku
•   LT Cedrick Wills Jr., LG Joel Bitonio, C Ethan Pocic, RG Wyatt Teller, RT Jack Conklin

Defense
•   LDE Myles Garrett, LDT Jordan Elliott, RDT Taven Bryan, RDE Alex Wright
•   WLB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, MLB Anthony Walker Jr., SLB Sion Takitaki
•   LCB Denzel Ward, RCB Greg Newsome II
•   FS John Johnson III, SS Grant Delpit

Specialists
•   Cade York (kicker), Corey Bojorquez (punter, holder), Charley Hughlett (long snapper), Isiah Jerome Ford, Demetric Felton Jr. (kick and punt returns)

Inactives

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