Who has the advantage at quarterback when Deshaun Watson and the Cleveland Browns (1-0) take on Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1) at Acrisure Stadium on September 18? For detailed analysis on how we expect these two signal callers to perform in this matchup, continue reading.

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Steelers vs. Browns Game Info

  • Game Date: Monday, September 18, 2023
  • Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • Venue: Acrisure Stadium
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • TV: ABC
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Kenny Pickett vs. Deshaun Watson Matchup

Kenny Pickett 2022 Stats Deshaun Watson
13 Games Played 6
63% Completion % 58.2%
2,404 (184.9) Passing Yards (Per Game) 1,102 (183.7)
7 Touchdowns 7
9 Interceptions 5
237 (18.2) Rushing Yards (Per game) 175 (29.2)
3 Rushing Touchdowns 1

Browns Defensive Stats

  • Last year, the Browns ranked 20th in the NFL in points allowed (22.4 per game) and 15th in total yards allowed (331.2 per game).
  • When it came to defending the pass, Cleveland was one of the most effective defenses in the league, ranking fifth in the NFL by allowing 196.2 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, it ranked 11th with 6.4 yards allowed per pass attempt.
  • Against the run, the Browns ranked 25th in the league in rushing yards allowed per game with 135, and they ranked 29th in rushing TDs allowed (22).
  • On defense, Cleveland ranked 16th in the NFL in terms of red-zone efficiency allowed, with a mark of 55.2%. It was 16th in third-down percentage allowed at 39.5%.

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Steelers Defensive Stats

  • Last season, the Steelers ranked 10th in the NFL with 20.4 points allowed per game and ranked 14th in total yards allowed with 330.4 yards given up per game.
  • When it came to defending the pass, Pittsburgh ranked 20th in the NFL with 3,779 passing yards allowed (222.3 per game) and 25th in yards allowed per pass attempt (7).
  • Against the run, the Steelers' defense was on top of its game, with 1,838 rushing yards allowed last season (ninth-fewest in NFL).
  • On defense, Pittsburgh ranked 18th in the NFL in terms of third-down percentage allowed, with a mark of 39.4%. It was 17th in red-zone efficiency allowed at 55.3%.

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