3 Steelers X-Factors for Sunday’s rematch against Browns
Ever since the Steelers acquired Minkah Fitzpatrick, he has been all over the field. He consistently fills up the stat sheet with tackles, pass breakups, interceptions, defensive touchdowns, and forced fumbles. However, if you look at his game log versus Cleveland two weeks ago all you will see is “2.” Fitzpatrick had two tackles in the last meeting with the Browns; that was it.
Fitzpatrick is an all-world talent, and the Steelers are going to need him to be all over the field on Sunday. Baker Mayfield is not afraid of any throw, regardless of how tight a window might be. He is confident in his arm, as well as in his receivers. Mayfield averages four shots downfield per game, meaning the ball will be in the air long enough for a ball-hawking safety to use his range.
Fitzpatrick is going to have his opportunities to make plays once it is in the air; especially if the Steelers pass rush pressures Mayfield.