I've thought for a few weeks now that the Steelers and Browns are going to split their two games this season. The more I think about it, the more I see the Steelers winning both games.
Mike Tomlin's team has lost two games at home this year. One to the Ravens, who look like an unstoppable force, and one to Seattle, who just knocked the 49ers from the ranks of the unbeaten. Now, they've won three in a row at Heinz Field. They aren't going to lose to the Browns in Pittsburgh.
How about on Thursday? Let me ask you this: Who do you trust more on a short week Freddie Kitchens or Mike Tomlin?
It's an easy answer.
Freddie Kitchens is in over his head as the coach of the Cleveland Browns. Meanwhile, Mike Tomlin has the Steelers at 5-4 despite playing without their hall of fame quarterback.
Freddie Kitchens' team is 3-6, and they're the second most penalized team in football. They're the second BEST team in the league in yards per carry, yet they're running it more than just nine teams. OBJ had just three red zone targets entering last week's game against the Bills.
Kitchens team isn't disciplined, and it's not playing to its strengths.
Mike Tomlin has never had a losing season and he's winning right now despite the odds. Freddie Kitchens is losing with a roster chalk full of talent.
The Steelers will be the better prepared team on Thursday. The final score will reflect that.