My apologies for starting this so late, but I was waiting to see if the Steelers were going to sign Calvin Pryor.
The Browns have a young inexperienced roster, with significant holes in their starting line up due to injuries. Their defense can turn out to be pretty good, under the direction of Gregg Williams, but not this week,
I read somewhere the Steelers are 18-3 when facing rookie quarterbacks . . . not sure what time period that covers, and most teams are probably pretty successful against rookies, but I don't believe DeShone Kizer has any idea what is waiting for him. With the secondary improved with the addition of Joe Haden and the development of Burns and Davis, the pass rush is going to benefit. Keith Butler may keep things a little more vanilla this week, just because he can, but I think we are going to see a more active defense, with blitzes coming from the secondary, stunts by the defensive line, and just a more aggressive approach in general. Having said that, Kizer will complete a couple of deep balls, one to Sammie Coates. Mike Hilton gets a sack, T. J. Watt plays a solid game; Shazier produces an interception and leads the team in tackles.
Ben Roethlisberger is 21-2 against the Browns. The Big 4 or the Killers Bs, whatever you want to call them, are going to play well. Martavis Bryant is going to have a huge year, and it will start with a monster game against the Browns. 5 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns. L. Bell produces over 100 yards combined, rushing and receiving. AB will quietly put up 5 or so catches for 80 some yards. The unsung hero will be Eli Rogers, who will make a couple drive extending catches on third down.
Game ends with Landry Jones in victory formation. 35 - 13 Steelers.