As painful as it is for Browns fans to admit, a Pittsburgh Steeler is the best receiver they will face all season. Not only is Antonio Brown the best receiver the Browns will face, he is arguably the best in the whole NFL.
Brown has plenty of accolades: five-time Pro-Bowler, three-time first-team All-Pro, 2014 NFL receiving yards leader. Brown really blossomed into a star in 2013. Since that season, he has had over 100 catches and 1,200 yards receiving each year. He has also recorded double-digit touchdowns in each of the past three seasons.
Cleveland has had some trouble in the past with Brown. Particularly a 2015 contest when he was able to go for 10 receptions and 139 yards. The Steeler receiver punctuated that game by outrunning the whole Cleveland defense on a slant route to push the game to 30-9. He added insult to injury by somersaulting into the end zone.
The Cleveland Browns need to figure out a coverage to disrupt the Pittsburgh offense enough to slow Brown down. They won’t have much time though as the Steelers are the first regular season foe they will meet on September 10 in Cleveland.