5 bold Cleveland Browns predictions in Week 3 vs. Steelers

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The quick turnaround could be a blessing for the Cleveland Browns. Here are 5 bold predictions as they look to forget a rough outing in Week 2.

Sometimes, the short week is a curse but for the Cleveland Browns, their Thursday Night Football appearance couldn’t have come at a better time.

After a frustrating finish to Week 2, they are going to have a shot at moving on quicker than normal if they can secure a win at home against the hated Pittsburgh Steelers. A win against a divisional rival would not only improve their record to 2-1 but it would help everyone forget the painful loss they just endured.

Let’s look ahead to this one with five bold predictions for the Browns against Pittsburgh.

5 Bold predictions for Browns in Week 3

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5. Alex Wright rises to the occasion

Different year, same story. Cleveland is once again entering a game with several players listed as out due to injuries and others questionable.

Jadeveon Clowney and Chase Winovich will both be sidelined in Week 3. The status for Myles Garrett is also up in the air, which means Alex Wright is not only going to start, but the rookie is going to be depended on to bring his A-game.

Wright was taken in the third round out of UAB and has just two sacks to his name with no quarterback pressures. That doesn’t mean he’s been bad, however, as he’s flashed some potential when on the field.

Listed at 6-foot-7 and 270-pounds, Wright has been able to use his power and length to push the pocket and has already swatted two passes at the line of scrimmage. He was supposed to spend this season learning the game at the NFL level but injuries will force him into action early, and his first big moment will be in front of a huge audience on Thursday Night Football.

This prediction is that he comes in prepared and makes an impact with two sacks and a couple of big run stops.