Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown continued to show Sunday why he’s arguably the best in the league to play his position as the former sixth round draft pick caught 16 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s 34-27 home win over the Denver Broncos. Both touchdowns came against Broncos premier cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who hadn’t given up a score in two years. For his Sunday performance, Pro Football Focus gave Brown a 4.9 grade.
Rounding out the top grades for Steelers on offense were guard David DeCastro (1.7) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (1.1), who caught 6 passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Center Cody Wallace graded out the worst on offense and that’s not surprising being as he was flagged three times Sunday in addition to allowing several pressures and at least one sack. Tight end Heath Miller (-2.3) and tackle Alejandro Villanueva (-1.4) also graded out poorly.
Defensively for the Steelers, defensive end Cameron Heyward (4.3) graded out the best. While he only had two total tackles in the game, one was a sack. Heyward also drew a key holding penalty later on in the game that negated a big offensive play.
Linebacker James Harrison (3.0), safety Mike Mitchell (3.0) and cornerback Brandon Boykin (2.7) all graded out well, according to PFF.
Rookie outside linebacker Bud Dupree (-5.3) had a rough outing against the Broncos and that included him being penalized twice. Dupree ended the game with just one total tackle.
Cornerback Antwon Blake (-1.7) and linebacker Sean Spence (-1.2) also graded out poorly against the Broncos.