Thursday Night Football - How to watch Steelers at Browns online and on TV
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns will go toe-to-toe on Thursday Night from FirstEnergy Stadium to kickoff Week 3 of the NFL regular season.
It’s an AFC North showdown on primetime as the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns battle from FirstEnergy Stadium. Both teams come into Thursday night at 1-1 looking to rebound after winning their opener, but dropping their Week 2 matchup.
Two teams searching for new identity
These two teams are in the process of starting a new era after their franchise quarterbacks left this offseason. Ben Roethlisberger retired after nearly two decades as the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback. The Cleveland Browns traded away quarterback Baker Mayfield to Carolina and went after Deshaun Watson, who has been suspended for 11 games. Neither team’s passing game has recovered from the departure of their former gunslingers.
The Browns controlled Sunday’s game against the New York Jets for 58 minutes, but collapsed in the final 1:55. Up by 13 points the Browns defense gave up a two play 75 yard drive that lasted 33 seconds. After an onside kick that was recovered just inches from the sideline Joe Flacco orchestrated a nine play drive that was capped off by a 15 yard touchdown to Garrett Wilson to take a 31-30 lead.
There was nothing pretty about the Steelers loss to the Patriots in Pittsburgh on Sunday. When T.J. Watt went down with a pectoral injury last week the though was the defensive unit would struggle, but the offense was the one who had difficulty moving the ball down field. Mitchel Trubisky led just one touchdown drive in a game in which he threw for just 152 yards. The defense held strong, but the Steelers needed to move the ball in the fourth quarter, the offense went cold and the Patriots were able to finish the game off.
Steelers D vs. Browns running game
Trubisky and the Steelers offense have a chance to redeem themselves under the spotlight of Thursday night football. The defense knows proved they do more than just survive with out their super star edge rusher against the Patriots but they will need help on the other side of the ball.
The Browns know their strength lies in the run game. The one-two duo of Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb make up maybe the most dynamic backfield in the league, and with the passing game struggling the Browns will rely on their two stars to run them to victory.
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Date: Thursday, Sept. 22.
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
How to watch: Amazon Prime in US, NFL Gamepass internationally
If you don’t have Amazon Prime you have the option of watching the game on the NFL’s new streaming service NFL+ which provides local and national primetime games. NFL+ will only work on tablets and mobile phones, smart televisions will be unable to stream the game.