Week 8 Preview: Browns vs Steelers + Pick ‘Em

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What’s up, Browns fans! The Browns square off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in our first divisional game of the 2021 season. But let’s not kid ourselves–the Big Ben coming into Cleveland is now the Big Has-Ben, and our defensive pass rush could (c’mon, Joe Woods!) wreak havoc on the future Hall-of-Famer. The Steelers offensive line is a joke, so the Browns should be able to bottle up rookie running back Najee Harris.

The key thing the Browns need to focus on is stopping the big plays. In a divisional matchup where we might not have our starting quarterback, it’s going to come down to whether or not we can stop the Steelers from hurting us on one or two big plays to define the game. Chase Claypool is a talented deep threat that could exploit the Browns shaky pass coverage, and Dionte Johnson is a chain-moving receiver who can easily convert 3rd downs.

But Kevin Stefanski has shown he can play to his players’ strengths to win pivotal games. Hopefully Nick Chubb will be back, and the emergence of D’Ernest Johnson should help the Browns dominate in the run game yet again. The Browns are on a two-game winning streak against the Steelers, so let’s get out there and make it three!

–Contents of this episode—– ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
0:00 – Intro
2:40 – Game preview: Browns vs Steelers
22:27 – The Dawgs Pick E’m
34:20 – Dawgs After Hours preview

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