CLEVELAND — Just over a week removed from a 24-3 opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns will look to continue their winning ways against AFC North opponents as they head on the road to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 'Monday Night Football' rivalry matchup.
What follows is everything you need to know about the Browns’ Week 2 matchup:
Game info, how to watch on TV, betting line:
- Date: Monday, Sept. 18, 2023
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- TV channel: ABC
- Streaming: NFL +
- Radio: ESPN 850, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 WNCX, Cleveland Browns Radio Network
- Betting line: -2.5 Browns
- Over-under point total: 38.5
In just the second week of the season, the Browns will be faced with their second AFC North opponent and an opportunity to go 2-0 for the first time in 30 years. The biggest storyline coming out of the Browns’ 24-3 victory was their newly improved defense under coordinator Jim Schwartz, limiting the Bengals to an NFL-low 142 yards in Week 1.
The defense has an opportunity for a similar performance as they face an offensive line that failed to protect Kenny Pickett in the Steelers' Week 1 match.
Pittsburgh is looking for redemption at home following a tough 30-7 loss against the San Francisco 49ers. Seemingly for the Steelers, the only bright spot to come out of Sunday’s game was T.J. Watt's performance after he collected five tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.
However, Pittsburgh will have to try to beat Cleveland without one of its top weapons in receiver Diontae Johnson, and the absence of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Cam Heyward also gives the Browns a direct advantage with the middle opening up for Nick Chubb and the run game. On the other side, the Browns could also be missing one of their best players, as wideout Amari Cooper is listed as questionable with a groin injury.