4 bold predictions for the Steelers vs. Browns in Week 2

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2. The Steelers edge rushers show up

One of the lone bright spots of the Steelers in week one was the production they got out of their edge rushers. T.J. Watt was his usual self and racked up an impressive three sacks. He appears to already be in midseason form and is a force to be reckoned with.

Opposite of him is Alex Highsmith, who is also coming off a strong game. While he didn’t get the sacks that Watt did, Highsmith was a consistent force off the edge and also graded out well in run defense. He goes up against a familiar rival in Jedrick Wills.

This is a battle that has more often than not been won by Highsmith. Add in Wills rough start to the season and I think Highsmith gets home a few times. Watt will primarily see rookie Dawand Jones, who has been hyped up after a decent debut in week one. His rare size and length could be an issue, but Watt has the tools to get the better of him.

While the interior of the Steelers defensive line is a notable weakness, and I am nervous about how that holds up against Nick Chubb, I think the edge rushers get things done when called upon. Highsmith gets 2.5 sacks while Watt totals another 2 in his second game. Ultimately, the Steelers pass rushers outplay the Browns tackles this week.