Steelers Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger Receive Top Scores From PFF

It was a game to remember for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who caught a franchise record 17 passes for 284 yards Sunday in the win over the Oakland Raiders, and Pro Football Focus certainly took notice of that performance.

Brown, who also had two rushes for 22 yards in the game, received an (8.8) grade from PFF for the show that he put on Sunday. Brown was targeted a whopping 23 times in the game.
Despite leaving the game injured in the fourth quarter, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger received a (5.9) for completing 24 of his 44 passes for 334 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Running back DeAngelo Williams (4.0) also graded out nicely after compiling 225 yards of total offense in the Steelers win.

Receiving poor grades on offense for the Steelers from PFF are Cody Wallace (-7.7), Alejandro Villanueva (-6.3) and Heath Miller (-4.9). Wallace was docked heavily for his run blocking and penalties while Villanueva graded out poorly mostly because of his pass blocking. The left tackle gave up the sack that resulted in Roethlisberger getting injured.

Defensively for the Steelers, defensive end Cameron Heyward received the top grade from PFF after he registered 8 total tackles in the game. Linebacker Arthur Moats (1.2), nose tackle Steve McLendon (1.1) and safety Mike Mitchell (1.1) also received favorable grades from PFF.

Grading out poorly against the Raiders were cornerbasck Antwon Blake (-6.5), linebacker Lawrence Timmons (-4.9) and linebacker Ryan Shazier (-4.8).

These grades will likely be changed some by PFF after the all-22 tape is released on Monday or Tuesday.

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