Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Position by Position Grades

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Nov 2, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches a pass as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) defends during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 43-23. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ugh. The struggles in the secondary continue. I thought that they would only be able to go up from here, but apparently I was wrong, because they put up what was their worst performance of the season against Pittsburgh. Covering Antonio Brown looked like an impossible task.

He caught 11 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown, as he continues to roll in the 2014 season. He leads the league in receptions (71) and receiving yards (976). But it wasn’t only him, as multiple other receivers got involved for the Steelers as well. Second-year man Markus Wheaton caught two passes for 62 yards and a touchdown, and rookie Martavis Bryant caught three passes for 44 yards and two touchdowns.

All in all, five different Steelers caught touchdown passes, and Big Ben torched the secondary for 340 yards and six touchdowns. This team needs Jimmy Smith back, and they need him back quick. But even when they do get him back, who knows if the secondary will even start to play well at that time.

Grade: F