Steelers vs. Browns: Writers' picks and predictions for vital Week 2 matchup

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The Still Curtain staff has mixed reviews but everyone thinks it'll be close

"The Steelers shake off last week's performance, putting together a much more respectable display in this one. However, ultimately, Nick Chubb and the Browns' rushing attack prove to be too much for them." - Christopher Catalano (Browns 23-20)

"This is the second straight week that the Pittsburgh Steelers are home underdogs. But this time, the results will be different. After getting massacred by the 49ers in Week 1, Mike Tomlin isn't going to allow his team to show up like that on Monday Night Football. This team typically performs well in primetime and they are hungry for a shot to repair their reputation." - Tommy Jaggi (Steelers 20-17)

"The Steelers were smacked in the mouth in the opener, but that was against one of the best teams in the league. Now they have to rebound on MNF against a Cleveland team that looks much improved on defense. In a close game, a Chris Boswell field goal is the difference." - Cory Rogers (Steelers 20-17)

"All signs point to a pathetic Steelers team getting crushed by an efficient Browns team, but AFC North games are never that simple. It isn't pretty, but I think the Steelers pull this one out and the narrative suddenly flips. Against my better judgement, I'll take the Steelers over the Browns with a late game field goal by Chris Boswell." - Andrew Falce (Steelers 17-16)

"Here is my prediction for this week: "Coming off an embarrassing 30-7 loss in their opener, the Steelers remain at home and will be motivated to right the ship. The Browns defense however looked unbelievable in Week 1 and will present a tough challenge. Steelers play much better, but ultimately fall in a slug fest." - Shayne Kubas (Browns 20-17)

"The Steelers played bad football last week, but they aren't a bad team. That said, things don't get easier with the Cleveland Browns in town off a big win. Pittsburgh will play better, but it's tough to see them overcome Cleveland's weapons come Monday night. Steelers lose a tough one." - Jacob Harrison (Browns 21-13)

"One can only assume that after the embarrassing loss the Steelers suffered in Week 1, we will turn it around in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers have traditionally played well in prime time under Mike Tomlin and that trend will continue. In what will prove to be a hard-fought game. the Steelers pull it out at the end on a last-second Chris Boswell FG." - Eric C Hassel (Steelers 20-17)