Bold and Bizarre Predictions for Steelers at Browns, Week 11
After a three-game stretch at Acrisure Stadium where the Steelers went 2-1, the Steelers have a chance the next two weeks to separate themselves from the state of Ohio and remain in striking distance of a title in the best division in all of football. But with fan unrest with their QB1, key injuries on defense, and a revived running game, there comes a whole lotta predictions. With that being said, SCN’s resident Nostradumbass is back to do the deed again this week. The following are predictions, some basic, some bold and some absolutely bizarre.
- Antonio Brown breaks into the FirstEnergy Stadium and demands to play for the home team at both quarterback and receiver at the same time. His rationale is that the team was actually named after him after soothsayers predicted his greatness way before his birth. The Browns consider it when AB concludes his argument that he would really love to stick it to the Steelers. However, in a rare instance, Cleveland makes a sound and rational business decision and passes on the tempting offer.
- Kenny Pickett throws for 192 yards, one touchdown pass, and goes pick-free for his 6th straight game.
- George Pickens doesn’t have a monster game, but his long score in the 4th Quarter puts the Steelers ahead for good.
- Chris Boswell is a perfect 4-for-4 on the day with two field goals over 50 yards for 30 in his career.
- Even with Pat Freiermuth back in the lineup, Darnell Washington has a career high, three-catch game, but again does not achieve his first career touchdown reception.
- Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren don’t crack 100 yards combined against a stout Browns Front 7.
- T.J. Watt gets 13 sacks to break the single-game and single-season NFL records. However, it’s not enough to win the DPOY award, as the hell-bent NFL presents the award to Myles Garrett at Halftime, three months before it was regularly scheduled.
- Joey Porter Jr. and Damontae Kazee both get interceptions by grabbing passes intended for Browns receivers thrown by Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
- The Steelers defense surrenders a 100+ rushing game to Jerome Ford and a 100+ passing game to Amari Cooper but they keep rookie QB DTR mostly in check.
- Presley Harvin III averages over 49.0 yards-per-punt and pins Cleveland inside the 10-yardline twice.
- Teryl Austin wears a fake moustache and glasses on the sidelines to avoid his injured star S Minkah Fitzpatrick. Last week, Minkah overruled the Pittsburgh Defensive Coordinator on the final play of the Week 10 win that was clinched by an interception due to the picket-fence formation that was suggested by No. 39 in a hoodie.
- After getting mauled on the sidelines on a Green Bay late hit on Keanu Neal on that aforementioned interception on the game’s final play, Special Teams Coach Danny Smith Jr. wears a Bud Light sumo wrestler costume worn by patrons of Tequilla Cowboy.
- The Steelers struggle on offense but still come away with a 19-16 to advance to 7-3 but remain a game-and-a-half behind Baltimore who beat CIncinnati on Thursday Night. The black and gold point total is significant because it comes on the 160th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address which started with “Four Score and Seven Years Ago”. The Steelers final tally is due to four field goals and seven more points on a touchdown.
Will any of this actually happen? I’ll bet at least one or two. Heck, maybe every one of them. Be sure to post your predictions — basic or bizarre — below.