5 bold Cleveland Browns predictions in Week 3 vs. Steelers

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4. Brissett stays clean in the pocket, throws for 250 yards

For as many issues as Cleveland has had through two weeks, one thing is clear —‚their offensive line is perfectly fine. Not only are they opening one gaping hole after another for their running game, but Jacoby Brissett has had plenty of time in the pocket.

Even with Ethan Pocic having to take over for Nick Harris at center and James Hudson playing right tackle in place of Jack Conklin, Brissett has been sacked just twice in two games. That’s not to say things have been perfect as he’s had to move in the pocket and even took off for 43 yards on six rushes in Week 2.

Having said that, he should be a little more comfortable this week with T.J. Watt still out due to a pectoral injury. With him out in Week 2, the Steelers were unable to record a sack on Mac Jones, who isn’t known for his mobility. While Brissett is far from a burner, he’s a 235-pound quarterback that’s hard to bring down and does know how to move in the pocket to avoid the rush.

Throwing all these factors into the mix is a win for the Browns and that’s why this bold prediction is that Brissett stays clean and isn’t sacked at all on Thursday night, leading to him throwing for at least 250 yards which would be his best output so far in 2022.