Last week Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown both put the opposing defense to shame. OBJ went off on the Browns for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Not to be outdone, AB torched the Colts for 91 yards and three touchdowns.
This week, Brown will have the opportunity to go to work at home as the Steelers host the Giants at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Home or away, each defense has one thing in common that has its pros and cons.
Surprising as it may sound with how spectacular the Giants defense has played in recent weeks, they are still ranked 24th in the league for passing yards allowed, giving up 264.7 yards per game. Fortunately, the Steelers are right there with them at 23rd, allowing 263.5 a game.
That means that Beckham and Brown are going to front and center, as Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger will be zeroed in on finding their go-to guy every opportunity they get.
Some big plays and big hits can be expected with all that rides on this game. The G-Men have been in a tight race all season in the NFC East, and a win will maintain their 5th seed over the Redskins. In the AFC North, Pittsburgh is neck and neck with Baltimore, battling for the division lead as they each hold a 6-5 record.
With all these teams have riding on this week, Giants-Steelers will likely be the game to watch on Sunday, which is really always going to be the case whenever the likes of Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown step on the field.
Brian Parchmann | December 2, 2016