While the Steelers offense certainly will miss Roethlisberger, the Steelers defense as well as a solid run game and a “good enough” passing game should propel them to victory.
Oddsmakers currently have the Steelers to have about a 54% chance to win this game. At Sports Tradex, which is a free prediction marketplace that awards prizes to users who perform the best weekly, the Steelers are favored even more so at about 65% to win.
Out of all of the games on the board on Sunday, the Steelers-Browns game is projected to score the least amount of points (at about 34-35 total between the two teams). Considering the Steelers defense only gave up six points to the Ravens (who have a much better offense than the Browns), the Steelers should be able to get by with minimal offense.
Most likely we’ll see a better offensive showing anyways from the Steelers this week. Cleveland’s defense is 22nd in the league at defending the pass and 24th at defending the run. Considering how well the Steelers...