The best non-Chiefs games of Week 2: Who will bounce back?

The Chiefs get to play in the noon slot, which is seemingly a rare occasion when you have Patrick Mahomes running the offense. Aside from that game, which games are worth watching? We discuss.
Cincinnati Bengals v Cleveland Browns
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2. Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Game time: Monday, September 18, 7:15 PM CT

Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook: Browns -2


Another AFC North game to watch? YES, SIR! This game is a tremendous matchup to shape the playoff race. The Steelers laid an egg in the opener against the 49ers and are looking to prove that they are not as bad as they showed. Pittsburgh still has some stars on that team in TJ Watt, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and George Pickens. So, was their performance against the 49ers for real, or a fluke? The Browns coming to town will let us know.

Cleveland has been a team that NFL analysts are warming up to. While it is not clear how consistent the offense will be, the defense shows serious potential that could eventually lead them to being a top-five unit. Their front seven are some of the best in the game. If things can go right on offense, they may be a serious threat to the AFC.

This week, the matchup between Pittsburgh and Cleveland has a lot on the line. One team coming off a big win, and one coming off a crushing loss. If you like defensive showdowns, this one may be for you. Regardless, it should be a close one.

The bottom line: Cleveland looks alive and well as a contender after week one. It is hard to say whether that will last, but for now, good for them. The Steelers are coached by a guy who has literally never had a bad season. It is hard to say how this one will unfold, but I expect a close, low-scoring game that goes to the wire.

Prediction: Cleveland Browns: 19 Pittsburgh Steelers: 17