2. What can the Ravens do about Steelers WR Antonio Brown?

With a Pro Bowl-caliber season, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has emerged as one of the top receivers in the game. He leads the NFL with a career-high 80 receptions for 1,044 yards and six touchdowns. He has been incredibly efficient, targeted 115 times by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He's averaging 13.1 yards per reception. And he's coming off an impressive game against Cleveland Browns shutdown cornerback Joe Haden last week, catching six passes for 92 yards and a touchdown. "I want to continue to get better," Brown said during a conference call with Baltimore reporters this week. "There's still a lot of football to be played. I still want to do some things to help my team get in position. Joe is a great corner and is a great matchup. You've got to tip your hat to a guy like Joe who comes to stadiums and man up guys week in and week out." Brown caught six passes for 50 yards on seven targets during the first game against the Ravens. "We just got to do our job and prepare and do what we can to stop him," strong safety James Ihedigbo said. "He's fast. He's a big-time threat. He can catch the ball well. Ben tries to get him the ball as much as possible. We need to keep him in front of us and contain him." The Ravens rank 11th in pass defense, allowing 226.4 yards per game, led by cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb. "Jimmy is really good, a big, physical corner who likes to use his hands," Brown said. "Lardarius Webb is a fast, elusive corner who tries to make plays on the ball. Those guys are doing some great things. I think Lardarius is playing more in the slot and in the nickel package manning guys up. So, it's going to be interesting to see where those guys line up and battles that present themselves."
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