The Cleveland Browns can play spoiler to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 18. Here’s how to catch their final game of the season.
It feels like it just started but the regular season is coming to an end this weekend. For the Cleveland Browns, they won’t be playing in the postseason but they can still have an impact on it.
They travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers who are trying to sneak in with the final spot — and a loss to the Browns would end their hopes. It would also be the first time that Mike Tomlin finished with a losing record as a head coach.
Pittsburgh has been on a run as of late with a couple of winning drives in their past two games. Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett hasn’t been a star but he hasn’t been bothered by the clutch moments.
Still, it’s the defense that carries this team. T.J. Watt, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and Cameron Heyward are all stars and they’ve made it easier on Pickett and the offense by keeping the opponent in striking distance.
They also have a good running back in Najee Harris. While it’s true he hasn’t been as good as he was during his rookie season, he’s still approaching 1,000 yards on the ground, and Cleveland’s defense struggles against the run.
Having said all that, the Browns have their share of talented players as well. Nick Chubb is approaching his personal best yardage and touchdown output and Myles Garrett can tie or beak his own sack record.
Then there’s Deshaun Watson, who had three touchdowns in the win over Washington. With him on track, Cleveland could very well spoil the Steelers’ season, which would be a good way to end a frustrating year.