Thursday Night Football is back on Amazon as the Steelers visit the Browns.
Cleveland is reeling after a stunning loss to the Jets while Pittsburgh is trying to get back in the winning column after being knocked off at home by the Patriots. The Browns are 4.5-point favorites at home, and somewhat notably, the over/under is only 38.5 points.
How to Watch Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (Thursday Night Football | Week 3)
What time will the game start? Is the game on TV? – Thursday’s game begins at 8:15 p.m. EST at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The game will not be broadcast on any conventional television network nationwide. The game will be available on local TV partners if you live in the Pittsburgh or Cleveland TV markets.
Otherwise, the game will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video and NFL+ available on smart TVs and streaming devices.
How to stream the game live: Amazon Prime Video | NFL+ – The primary way to watch the game will be through Amazon Prime Video. However, fans can also watch primetime games all season long with NFL+, which comes with a free trial.
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OPENING LINE: Browns at 4 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
AGAINST THE SPREAD: Steelers 1-0-1; Brown 1-1.
SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 77-60-1.
LAST MEETING: Steelers defeated Browns 26-14 on Jan. 3, 2022 in Pittsburgh.
LAST WEEK: Steelers lost to Patriots 17-14; Browns lost to Jets 31-30.
STEELERS OPEN: OVERALL (30), RUSH (26), PASS (28), SCORING (T21).
STEELERS DEFENSE: OVERALL (T27), RUSH (22), PASS (30), SCORING (T12).
BROWNS OPEN: OVERALL (10), RUSH (2), PASS (26), SCORING (26).
BROWN’S DEFENSE: OVERALL (14), RUSH (4), PASS (26), SCORING (26).
SALES DIFFERENCE: Steelers up 4; brown plus 1
FEATURED STEELERS PLAYER: LB Myles Jack. The former Jacksonville Jaguar is thriving in Pittsburgh after signing a two-year, $16 million free agency deal. Jack hit a career high with 13 tackles against New England last week, and with the Browns expected to test the Steelers’ run defense behind running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, expect Jack to be busy.
BROWNS PLAYERS WATCH: S Grant Delpit has been embroiled in two misunderstandings from Cleveland’s secondary school over the past two weeks that resulted in lengthy touchdown passes. Delpit didn’t pick up receivers after they were released by cornerbacks. It will be interesting to see if he goes deeper than usual to protect himself from another costly mistake.
KEY COMPARISON: Brown’s O-line vs. Steelers D-line. Cleveland rushed for 401 yards in their first two games, and the Browns looked to lean on Chubb and Hunt in a traditionally tight game between AFC North rivals.
MAJOR INJURIES: Pittsburgh ILB Devin Bush was restricted earlier in the week with a foot injury but is expected to play. … Steelers star OLB TJ Watt is out indefinitely with a left chest injury. … Malik Reed, acquired in a trade with Denver on Aug. 31, took most of Watt’s snaps against New England last week and is expected to do so again. The Steelers are 0-5 with no Watts in the lineup during his six-year career. … Browns DE Jadeveon Clowney (ankle) is out after injuring himself against the Jets. There is no timetable for his return. … star DE Myles Garrett (neck) missed practice on Tuesday. … Clowney’s absence was felt in the second half of last week as the Jets were able to give Garrett special attention. … All-Pro G Joel Bitonio missed practice with a bicep injury. … RT Jack Conklin is yet to play after knee surgery in December.
SERIES NOTES: One of the NFL’s worst feuds since 1999 has been fought against western Pennsylvania. The Steelers have been at 36-8-1 since the rebirth of Cleveland’s expansion. … This is the first time since 2004 that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will not participate in the matchup after retiring. … The Browns have won two of the last five. … Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is 24-5-1 against Cleveland. … Browns coach Kevin Stefanski missed Cleveland’s 2020 playoff game in Pittsburgh after testing positive for COVID-19.
STATS AND STUFF: The Steelers are 11-12 Thursday night, including a 3-10 mark on the road. A 2019 loss ended ugly when Garrett Steelers QB removed Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it. … Pittsburgh seeks the spark in the passing game. Freshman-starter QB Mitch Trubisky is last among active quarterbacks in yards per attempt (5.1), and the Steelers have had just two offensive touchdowns in nine quarters. … Pittsburgh rookie WR George Pickens, who was at times spectacular in training camp, has just two catches for 23 yards. … The Steelers didn’t get a sack against the Patriots last week when Watt wasn’t in the lineup. It was only the second time in 93 games that Pittsburgh didn’t get at least one sack. … The Steelers had the NFL’s worst running defense in 2021 but were effective against the Browns, keeping them under 100 yards in both matchups. … Steelers S Minkah Fitzpatrick has an interception in each of Pittsburgh’s first two games. Fitzpatrick has 18 takeaways (13 interceptions, five fumble recoveries) since the beginning of 2019. … The Browns are coming off an epic meltdown against the Jets. Cleveland made multiple errors when he lost a 13-point lead in the final 1:55. … The debacle, which included some disruptions in communication, resulted in a players-only meeting of the Browns defense in the short week. … The Browns are 7-2 at home Thursday night and have won four in a row. … RB Nick Chubb hit a career-high with three quick TDs last week. He is second in the league with 228 rushing yards. … Garrett needs just one sack to pass Clay Matthews (62) for most in team history. Matthews finished with 75, but 13 came before the league began recognizing sacks as an official stat in 1982. … QB Jacoby Brissett had a solid performance against the Jets (22 of 27, 229 yards) but threw an INT on his last try. … WR Amari Cooper had nine catches for 101 yards and a TD last week. … Rookie K Cade York missed a PAT last week and it was costly after the Browns went up 30-17.
FANTASY TIP: Cooper has developed nice chemistry with Brissett, who knows he can rely on veteran WR, especially in the red zone. Cooper has averaged eight TDs over the past four seasons.