The Steelers and the Browns play Sunday Night at 8:15PM EST. So, the league decided to save the best for last. It is a very exciting time for the Steelers for they are back in the Playoffs again, this time with their Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who has gone into Playoff games unhealthy or completely out due to being on the IR. So, in spirit of this matchup, I decided to make some predictions for this game to build up some excitement.
1. Ben Roethlisberger starts off hot, stays hot. Despite having the week off last week, Ben comes back fresher than ever. He aids in the scoring of three touchdowns in the first half for the Steelers. He throws for two and Benny Snell ends up rushing for the other. This is mostly because Randy Fichtner ends up letting Ben call the plays from the huddle and play some more backyard Football. In another universe, Randy makes some terrible calls, and we start off slow.
2. TJ Watt has 3 sacks on the day. The Browns are having issues with their offensive line and they are missing a couple of their starters around their roster. Most notably Joel Bitonio. I know TJ would not be facing off against him, however, missing their All-Pro Guard has a ripple effect on their offensive line.
3. JuJu Smith-Schuster has two touchdowns on the day. JuJu has been of the center of media attention once again this week for his “Same ol’ Browns” comment which really irked a lot of fans in the Football world. I think in this game JuJu with prove his words were correct where he is able to have a big day against the Browns and is able to do some more Tik Tok dances in the endzone.