The Steelers passing game has been the best we've seen out of the team in years, and a lot of that has to do with a talented and deep receiving corps.
Antonio Brown got the big contract in the offseason, and has lived up to it. He's currently leading the team in targets, receptions, receiving yards and catches of 20-plus yards. Mike Wallace comes in second on the team in all those categories, and is also second in touchdown receptions, with four. Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery have played well also.
The receivers have hurt the Steelers at points, though. In the Oakland game, both Brown and Wallace fumbled in big situations, with Brown's resulting in a turnover and an eventual loss.
Wallace, especially, has struggled with drops, failing to haul in five on-target passes against Cincinnati alone.
The way the team looks so far, these receivers are in for a big season. They've just got to make the plays when they're presented to them. If they can do that, we could be looking at one of the league's elite passing attacks.
ANTONIO BROWN — A
- Been hands down the team's best wide receiver in 2012, but has struggled to find the end zone
MIKE WALLACE — C+
- Might seem like a harsh grade for Wallace, but drops have plagued him and he's lacked the explosive plays we're used to seeing.
EMMANUEL SANDERS — B
- Never flashy but always reliable, Sanders is quietly on pace for over 50 grabs this season.
JERRICHO COTCHERY — C+
- Rarely used, but failed to make the most of a big opportunity against the Eagles.