4 takeaways from Steelers sloppy win vs. Browns in Week 2

Pittsburgh's star defenders stole the show, but this wasn't a pretty win for the Steelers.

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3. Steelers offensive line has some major issues

After facing a talented 49ers defense in Week 1, we knew that this wasn't going to be a walk in the park. The Browns already had a talented defense with Myles Garrett, but pass rusher Za'Darius Smith was added during the offseason, and new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was very creative with his defense when they allowed just 3 points to the Bengals last week.

While Pittsburgh's offense may have done slightly better than Cincinnati's against this team a week ago, it wasn't thanks to the offensive line play. For the second straight week, the Steelers got JV-level play from their five guys up front. During my first watch-through, it was hard to point the finger at any one player in particular, as Browns' defenders were coming from everywhere.

Pittsburgh's offensive line was equally as bad against the run as it was against the pass. They allowed the Steelers to rush for just 55 yards on 21 carries (2.6 yards per carry). When Kenny Pickett would drop back to pass, he was under immediate duress. Pickett was sacked twice and forced to flee from the pocket numerous times.

This was another performance this O-line would love to put in the rearview mirror. The group, as a whole, was dreadful again in Week 2 like they were in Week 1. Broderick Jones isn't going to solve everything if he sees the field, but it might be time to take your lumps with the rookie and hope that the play can improve around him.