The Browns and Steelers meet Sunday for the first time since their Week 1 tie, and a couple of Cleveland defenders are “absolutely” ready to settle the score.
Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett, who tallied six total tackles and a team-leading two sacks in the first contest, is eyeing another big game. The Browns forced six turnovers — three fumbles and three interceptions — in that first game.
Garrett thinks the better team has yet to be decided.
“You do not know who is the better out of the two yet,” Garrett said, via ProFootballTalk. “We have to finish it off and see who wins round two.”
Safety Jabrill Peppers, who snagged one of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s interceptions, hopes to take one from the home team. The Steelers are 1-2 at Heinz Field, but enter the matchup coming off back-to-back wins on the road and at home.
“I definitely feel like we let them sneak out of here,” Peppers said. “We fought all of the way back, but it should not have even been that if we did what we were supposed to do from the get go. We are just going to go over there focused, ready to go, hungry. They are coming off of a bye week so they will probably have a couple of wrinkles and things we probably have not seen on tape yet.
“For the most part, we know what we are going to get. We know what their guys are. We know what we have to do to win. It is just about going to battle.”
The Browns used the turnovers to come back from a 21-7 deficit, and hope to bring that same energy onto the field the second time around.
“Six turnovers is a lot, but I think that it is doable,” Garrett said of matching the Week 1 showing. “Just have to keep on getting after (Roethlisberger).”