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NFL Primetime Props – Steelers vs Browns

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns are locked in a three-way tie with the Baltimore Ravens at the top of the AFC North, but a win will see one side claim the top spot – at least until Sunday.

So, who’s going to step up in this must-win Thursday Night Football (TNF) game? Find out as we highlight some of the best prop bets for this AFC North bout that is currently trading at the sportsbook betting exchange below. You won’t want to miss out.

NFL Primetime Props - Steelers vs Browns
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We’ll cover the latest news, stats and injury reports while examining choice proposition bets alongside the corresponding NFL odds before delivering our final NFL predictions and picks.

TNF Steelers vs Browns Prop Bets

Najee Harris Anytime Touchdown (TD) Scorer +140

Najee Harris is looking for his first rushing touchdown of the season, but he has a receiving touchdown to his credit. The versatile running back, therefore, is a choice NFL pick to come up with an anytime TD score.

Who knows, this might be the matchup that delivers his first rushing score, although nobody is going to mind if he scores via a reception. Harris scored twice against the Browns last season.

After two games, Cleveland Brown’s rushing defense ranks fourth in the league with 73.5 rushing yards allowed per game. Getting the score on the ground might be challenging against this group, but if we put the stat into the right context, we see that it’s built on the back of the Carolina Panthers (0-2) and New York Jets (1-1) – two teams that aren’t playing great football right now.

The Steeler’s offense is still finding its feet with Mitchell Trubisky at the helm, but they’re a pretty good team with one of the most respected coaches. The extra motivation for Harris comes in the form of his counterparts and two of the league’s most talked about backs, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, and the chance to potentially outshine them on their turf.

Pick Najee Harris +140 Anytime TD Scorer

Mitch Trubisky Over 202 ½ Passing Yards

Trubisky’s NFL career as a starter is on the line. The Steelers gave the former Chicago Bears’ first-round pick a chance, naming him as the Week 1 starter even though their choice of a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft is a very exciting young rookie in Kenny Pickett.

After last Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots at Acrisure Stadium, the fans were calling for Kenny pretty loudly all the while booing Trubisky’s efforts. That has to rankle with the six-year veteran signal-caller but it also puts a lot of pressure on him.

Thus, the onus will be on Trubisky to perform. Anything less than an outstanding game could spell disaster for him in his role as the team’s starter. Going over 202½ passing yards might not seem like a lot, but in Trubisky’s case, it is. By that same token, it’s a bit of a risky bet. But he needs a big game to state his case, otherwise don’t be surprised if coach Mike Tomlin yanks him and puts Pickett into the game instead.

Pick: Over 202½ (+125)

Chase Claypool Over 39½ Receiving Yards.

One player that really needs to step up for Pittsburgh is Chase Claypool, who has only 12 receptions for a paltry 44 yards. Betting on Claypool to go over 39½ receiving yards is practically matching his entire production on the season, but he could have a breakout game in Cleveland for several reasons.

The Browns rank third in the league with a time of possession at 35 minutes per game. As well, they’re fourth against the rush with 73.5 yards allowed per game. If the Steelers hope to win this game, they might have to do it in the air. Look for the passing game to feature more prominently than the ground game and for Claypool to play a bigger role in it than he’s done up to this point.

Pick: Claypool Over 39½ (-105)

Jacoby Brissett Over ½ Interceptions

Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks. He has two interceptions to his credit already this season, one in each game.

Brissett threw a costly interception against the Jets last week. Just knowing Fitzpatrick is lurking in the backfield and waiting to catch a mistake could rattle the veteran signal-caller and force him into making that dreaded mistake. Brissett isn’t the most accurate passer and he’s thrown his fair share of ill-advised throws. .

Pick: Over ½ (Ev)

Nick Chubb Over 83½ Rushing Yards

Browns star running back Chubbs leads the Browns with 228 rushing yards after two games, good for second in the league. Chubb put up 87 years against the Jets in Week 2 and 141 yards against the Panthers in Week 1.

The Steelers have struggled on the ground, allowing 128.5 rushing yards per game (22nd). Chubb could have a field day here and put up the yards to bolster his stats and position in the league’s standings.

Pick: Over 83 ½ (-120)

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