Leading the pack. Antonio Brown is still a cut above the rest when it comes to the NFL’s premier wide receivers:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

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We’re at the halfway point of the season and the Steelers are riding high on a three game win streak. One of the biggest reason why Mike Tomlin’s team has got their act together after a slow start is Antonio Brown. The star wide receiver wasn’t getting nearly enough targets earlier in the year and that’s possibly because Brown was struggling with a quad injury. Since then though Ben Roethlisberger has done a great job of making sure the future Hall of Famer (Brown) has been incorporated into the offense. It’s not surprising that’s helped the Steelers find their stride and Antonio Brown has been flying under the radar a little bit. Most people don’t know that he’s currently leading the NFL with 8 touchdown receptions. DeAndre Hopkins is definitely closing the gap between the top spot and the next guy in line but Brown has 9 games left to leave no doubt in anybody’s mind. In order to accomplish that goal he’ll have to do what he does best. On film it seems like Brown excels in every phase of the game but he’s especially good at catching the ball breaking a tackle and finding the end zone. A lot of experts over look number 84’s strength but he does have the ability to run through defender’s arms and turn each play into a big gain. Not only that but Brown is exceptional at making the sideline grab. He plants one foot before the out of bounds line and then drags his other foot behind that. All while simultaneously hauling in the football and it’s so entertaining to watch. Pittsburgh has also done a much better job of limiting the distractions (outside of Le’Veon Bell). A problem which has been their achilles heel in the past. Making the Steelers a very dangerous football team and Brown is at the center of all that success.

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Leading the Pack. Antonio Brown is still the best receiver in the NFL and his league leading 8 touchdowns prove that.

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