Steelers vs Browns Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 3 NFL Thursday Night Football

Larry Rupp
Steelers vs Browns expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 3 Thursday Night Football.
Steelers vs Browns expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 3 Thursday Night Football. / AP Photos/Gene J. Puskar
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There are only six undefeated teams left through two weeks of NFL action, meaning a ton of squads are looking to prove they have what it takes to win in Week 3. A pair of AFC North rivals meet head-to-head on Thursday Night Football as the Cleveland Browns welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to town.

The Steelers will be aiming to start divisional play off with a bang after dropping a close game to the New England Patriots in Week 2. Meanwhile, the Browns are in desperate need of a bounce-back performance after choking away a 13-point lead to the New York Jets in the final few minutes.

Should Cleveland really be favored by more than a field goal against a divisional rival? Do the Steelers have any chance of starting Week 3 off with an upset victory? Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Steelers vs Browns Week 3 matchup.

Steelers vs Browns Projections

ESPN FPIBrowns (57.9%)
numberFireBrowns (67.8%)
FiveThirtyEightTie (50%)
Betting FavoriteBrowns (-3.5)

Projected Winner: Browns (3), Tie (1)

Steelers vs Browns Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Steelers (4), Browns (3)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsBrowns (4), Steelers (1)
CBS Sports ExpertsSteelers (5), Browns (2)

Expert Totals: Steelers (10), Browns (9)

Everything about this Week 3 matchup screams toss-up. The experts listed are almost split right down the middle as to which team will emerge victorious, which differs from the betting market.

The projection models expect a tight contest, too. Only one of the models listed give the Browns more than a 58% chance of winning in front of their home crowd.

AFC North rivalries have produced some thrillers in the past, so fans should gear up for an exciting edition of TNF.

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