Predicting the Browns final 6 games with Deshaun Watson at quarterback

Browns, Deshaun Watson. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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Browns, Deshaun Watson
Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Browns at Steelers

While there is a new era of quarterback for the Browns, that also applies to the Pittsburgh Steelers. For the better part of the last two decades, the Steelers have had Ben Roethlisberger and he has notoriously torched the Browns.

Now, the Steelers have Kenny Pickett slinging the rock and he will get his first crack at the Browns in the final week of the season. Mitch Trubisky was the starter when the Browns defeated the Steelers back in Week 3.

This season is a very Browns-like season for the Steelers and that brings pure joy to anyone who has followed this “rivalry” since 1999. Pittsburgh is having a down year and it could mark the first time ever that Mike Tomlin has had a losing season as the head coach.

The Browns have a chance to turn this lopsided rivalry around as they suddenly are the ones with a true franchise quarterback, whereas the Steelers are still letting Pickett work out the rookie season kinks.

Pittsburgh is solid against the run but doesn’t defend the passing game all that well, at least for their standards. Watson should have a field day against them, which could result in a victory to get the Browns into the postseason dance, whether it be the wild card or division.

If Cleveland does emerge victorious in Week 18, it will mark the first time since 1988 that they would sweep the season series against the Steelers. Big Ben isn’t walking through the door and can’t hurt us anymore.

Browns 30, Steelers 13