1. Stay Focused on the task at hand
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been a team of resolve all season long.
After a slow offensive performance for three quarters against the Cardinals, the offense came to life and lead to a victory over one of the NFL’s best teams. Similarly against the stout defense of the Broncos, the Steelers shook off a slow first half to light up a high-level opponent.
For whatever reason, that resolve went out the window against the Ravens last week.
With the Jets game on the mind of the Steelers, the team must remain focused on the task at hand. Pittsburgh has all of the necessary tools to lay a beatdown on the Browns who are likely looking at the second overall pick in the draft.
The team needs to revitalize its steely resolve and play their game. From a matchup perspective, the Steelers can hit the Browns where it hurts the most. Pittsburgh is good nearly everywhere the Browns are bad except for the wide receiver and tight end matchups. If the Steelers enter this game with the intention of blowing Cleveland out, things may not go to plan.
If coach Mike Tomlin can corral the troops and the team can play its game, the Steelers should be successful on Sunday.
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