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Browns’ Myles Garrett (neck) will face Steelers on Thursday after missing pre-game practice

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Typically, a Browns-Steelers matchup gives fans the chance to take on two of the league’s best pass rushers. Myles Garrett and TJ Watt. Members of the 2017 Draft class Garrett and Watt collectively racked up seven Pro Bowl berths and amassed 134.5 sacks during their time with the browns and Steelerscollective.

With Watt already on reserve with a chest injury, Garrett’s status for Thursday night’s game between the two teams was initially in jeopardy after missing practice on Tuesday with a neck injury. however, the Browns announced on Wednesday that Garrett, who has half of the team’s three sacks this season, is expected to play.

Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney has already been ruled out of Thursday’s game with an ankle injury. Cleveland is also dealing with injuries when starting left guard Joel Bitoniowho also missed training on Tuesday with a biceps injury and a right tackle Jack Conklin (knee), but both offensive linemen are also expected to play, by the team.

Garrett’s presence would be big for a defense that struggled for the first two weeks of the regular season. The Browns are currently 26th in the NFL in points allowed, 25th in passing yards allowed, 22nd on third downs and 22nd in the red zone. The unit had a complete collapse by allowing two touchdowns in the final 90 seconds of last Sunday’s home loss to the jets.

Like the Browns, the Steeles are also hoping to avenge a disappointing week 2 home loss. While their defense played well for the most part, Pittsburgh’s offense, led by new starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, scored just 14 points while being curiously conservative in a three-point loss to the United States. patriots.

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Cleveland is a five-point favorite entering Thursday’s game with a 38.5-point over/under set, according to Caesars Sportsbook. Both teams are tied 1-1 and 0-2 against the spread over two games.

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