I’m not entirely sure how they manage to compile some of these Next Gen Stats, but a lot of them sure are interesting and that includes a few that came out of the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-9 win over the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field this past Sunday,.
According to NFL.com, Steelers wide receivers Martavis Bryant and Antonio Brown finished first and second in maximum speed in Week 10, hitting 22.30 and 21.76 mph, respectively, with the ball in their hands. They go on to say that Bryant generated three of the eight fastest speeds by a ball carrier in Week 10. That’s pretty impressive right there.
Bryant, the Steelers fourth-round draft pick in 2013, had the best game of his short career Sunday against the Browns as he caught 6 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately, he did fumble away one of the long passes that he caught from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. I’m guessing that might have been the play he hit 22.30 mph on. At the 2014 NFL Combine, Bryant ran a 4.42 second 40-yard dash time.
As for Brown, I’ve run out of adjectives to describe his performances. Strangely enough, I don’t think we’ve seen the best game of his career just yet.
The 6-4 Steelers are off on their bye this week and then Bryant and Brown will look to run past the Seattle Seahawks secondary in Week 12. Those are some fast Bs.