Steelers inactives for Week 3 at Browns

The Steelers head into tonight’s game against the Cleveland Browns as a healthy team, and the inactive game day reflects that.

Linebacker David Anenih, who was named to the 53-man roster just a week ago, will be inactive for the second straight week.

With Anenih inactive, linebacker Delontae Scott will be active for the game. Scott was promoted from the practice squad to the active/inactive roster right before the game.

Scott, who was also promoted to the Active/Inactive roster for the Patriots game and saw game action, was originally signed to the Steelers’ practice squad in 2021 and spent time on the Active/Inactive roster as a day call-up last season. also playing in one game.

Also inactive tonight are quarterback Mason Rudolph, guard Kendrick Green, receiver Steven Sims, defensive tackle Isaiahh Loudersmilk and linebacker Mark Robinson.

The Browns promoted tight end Miller Forristall and wide receiver Chester Rogers to the active/inactive list for tonight’s game. Additionally, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is inactive, ruled out earlier this week. Two former Steelers offensive linemen, players Chris Hubbard and Joe Haeg, are also inactive.

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3 keys to victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers

We’re going to Pittsburgh. Yes, the Browns should be 2-0 rather than 1-1, but they will get a chance to get back to their winning ways on a short week against TJ. Steelers without Watt in critical early-season AFC North matchup

Don’t beat yourself up

I don’t care if we’re talking about turnovers, special teams mistakes, back-to-back penalties, or defensive failure, because if the Browns do their job tonight, they will beat the Steelers. Pittsburgh struggles mightily on offense and without T.J. Watt in the lineup, they’re always 0-5. The Browns should be 2-0 with two easy wins and can only look in the mirror for the reason that they are sitting at 1-1. So if they can fix those mistakes and not beat themselves, the Browns will beat the Steelers and go 2-1.

Launch the ball

Through two weeks, the Browns are averaging 200.5 yards rushing per game, the most in the NFL. The Browns are generating 5.1 yards per carry and already have four rushing scores. There are currently only seven players in the NFL with more than 100 rushing yards and more than two total touchdowns. Two of them, Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb, are on the Browns.

Last week, the Patriots crushed the Steelers, with their running backs rushing 24 times for 118 yards (4.9 yards per carry) and a touchdown. They were especially dominant rushing off the tackle, where the Pats averaged a whopping 5.8 yards per carry. You wouldn’t know that since entering the NFL in 2018, Nick Chubb leads the NFL in rushing yards (3,791), yards per carry (5.8) and rushing touchdowns (28) on runs off the tackle. Without Watt, the Browns can attack the Steelers’ smaller linebackers with their punishing ground game. It should also be noted that the Browns are 19-7 in their last 26 games with at least 100 yards rushing, so that’s a very good formula for success. Also, watch to see if the Browns can hit 180 yards on the ground tonight, because if they do, it will be the first time with four straight games of over 180 since Jim Brown carried the Rock back in 1957. T

Trubisky tight coverage and pressure

For all their talent at wide receiver — and they have a lot of it — the Steelers are averaging 4.8 yards per pass attempt this year, last in the NFL. A big reason is that Mitch Trubisky often checks and gets the ball out of his hand as quickly as possible behind a shaky Steelers offense. 33 of Trubisky’s 43 completions this year have come within nine yards of the line of scrimmage. So play tight and expect the ball to come out quickly and the Browns should be able to handle this anemic offense and potentially get the ball for a game-changing interception.

Trubisky has also struggled under pressure this year. When pressured, he completes just 29 percent of his passes and averages just 4.0 yards per attempt with a quarterback rating of 63. Without Jadeveon Clowney, youngsters Alex Wright, Isaac Rochell and Isaiah Thomas must step up to help Myles Garrett and Taven Bryan get after the quarterback . Another wrinkle for DC Joe Woods is the idea of ​​blitzing Trubisky, who is completing just 33 percent of his passes for 3.9 yards per attempt and a 68 rating against the blitz. Warm up on a cold night on the lake and get a big win for the Browns.

Steelers Inactives
No. 2 QB Mason Rudolph
No. 53 G Kendrick Green
No. 82 WR Steven Sims
No. 92 DT Isaiahh Loudermilk
No. 93 LB Mark Robinson
No. 96 LB David Anenih

Browns Inactives
No. 8 QB Kellen Mond
No. 12 WR Michael Woods II
No. 25 RB Demetric Felton
No. 39 S Richard LeCounte III
No. 59 T Joe Haeg
No. 74 T Chris Hubbard
No. 90 DE Jadeveon Clowney

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