The Browns were predictably unpredictable and took only two weeks.
The come-from-behind victory in the opening round raised expectations, but the come-from-behind victory loss to new york jets The home opener made it almost impossible to predict what would happen next.
old enemy Pittsburgh Steelers Coming into town on Thursday night, just four days after a head-scratching defeat, only adds to the uncertainty.
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Will it be impossible in this short week for the Browns to bounce back from a crushing loss they haven’t seen since 2009? Will it help you get the indescribable loss out of your head?
These are the questions the Browns and their panel of experts need to try to answer.
Chris Easterling (1-1)
Score: Browns 20, Steelers 17
comment: Myles Garrett is expected to play, but TJ Watt has not. Here, if the Browns secondary turns Mitch Trubisky into Ben Roethlisberger, all bets are off.
Steve Doshk (0-2)
Score: Browns 24-20
comment: Kevin Stefanski stands at a crossroads and keeps his team’s head straight even after that shocking loss.
Marla Rydener (1-1)
Score: Browns 21, Steelers 20
comment: The Steelers’ post-Roethlisberger offense was a mess in the first two games, so the Browns are probably catching their rivals at the right time. After the Jets debacle, this feels like a referendum for Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods and special teams coordinator Mike Plifer. Existence is different.
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Nate Ulrich (0-2)
Score: Browns 20, Steelers 18
comment: If the crazy news continues, it will be wrong again.
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George Thomas (1-1)
Score: Browns 20, Steelers 14
comment: Completely, utterly, definitely defeated by this. The fact that I’m tongue-tied should be considered a minor miracle. Team meeting after two games? Kicker misses his PAT? Wow. For the record, I tossed a coin mainly because Ben Roethlisberger is no more.
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This article originally appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal. Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Game 3 predictions