This game is a mess. All the new pieces on defense are still trying to come together. Kizer completes a couple of deep shots downfield where the Steelers DBs spend a bit of time after the play pointing at each other and saying "I thought you had him?". DL play and LBs are solid. Watt has a couple of "welcome to the NFL" moments where things he pulled off in college fail to work. Overall the defense plays well, but the splash plays are not there and the Browns move the ball better than most people expected.
On offense, Haley and Ben seem obsessed with force-feeding Bryant the ball. He isn't ready yet and it shows. The timing is all off. Same with Bell. He is a half-step slow to the hole and on his routes. Conner plays not enough and Bell plays too much. McDonald flashes, but the timing is off there as well. The offense is all herky-jerky and promising drives repeatedly fizzle out. The Wizard of Boz is called upon more than anyone would like.
Steelers scrape together a win, because it is the Browns. 19-12.
Final thought, Peppers shows from the jump that he is going to be a force. Makes life miserable all day for the Steelers offense.