Cleveland Browns: 3 Most favorable outcomes on Sunday that help their standing

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 15: Parris Campbell #15 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a touchdown pass against Jayon Brown #55 of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 15: Parris Campbell #15 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a touchdown pass against Jayon Brown #55 of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 15: Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts as he comes off the field following a 28-26 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 15, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 15: Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts as he comes off the field following a 28-26 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 15, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /

No. 1: Pittsburgh Steelers lose to Seattle Seahawks

Things have not gone well over the past couple of seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They were unable to win the AFC North last season despite their early lead in the division. A 6-1 finish to the year from the Ravens was the reason for that, but their internal drama with Le’Veon Bell holding out and Antonio Brown doing whatever Antonio Brown does sure didn’t help.

Even with all that going on, the belief was that the Steelers were the team to beat in this division, and sure that’s been the case for years. However, they’re off to as bad of a start as they could have imagined.

Last week, they lost to the New England Patriots, which there’s really no shame in that. The defending NFL Champions are the gold standard team so it’s not as if that raised any red flags. This week though, there were some problems for Pittsburgh.

The biggest issue was easily the injury to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is set for an MRI on Monday to see what’s really wrong with his elbow. With him out, Mason Rudolph played well and even led them to two touchdowns in the final quarter but a failed two-point conversion sealed their fate as they fell to 0-2.

Sure, the season is young but the Browns still have all their AFC North games left to play so every time one of their rivals loses it helps put them in a position to steal the division. And the farther back the Steelers are, the better.

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Of course, all this is moot should they be unable to get the job done in New York. So the question now is whether or not the Browns can capitalize.

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