Steelers @ Redskins: What to watch for

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Dec 13, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) looks on prior to the play against the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 33-20. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
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Their best against our best

Brown vs Norman already made the news leading up to the contest. Both players are elite competitors at their respective positions. This is a matchup the broadcast booth will be sure to point out to the viewers.

It will be interesting to see how many snaps the pair are in a one-on-one situation. Brown is likely to move all over the field, and the Redskins are likely to provide Norman with some help from other defenders.

It’s rarely a good idea to bet against Brown. Outside of Seattle’s Richard Sherman, no cornerback could limit Brown’s impact on a game during in 2015. The real thing that limited Brown was Ben Roethlisberger’s injury. One highlight of the season was Brown shredding Denver’s Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. Brown finished with 16 catches, 189 yards, and two touchdowns.

It will be great to see these two athletes battle it out on Monday Night Football. I give Josh Norman credit for being a great corner–one of the toughest positions on the field–but Antonio Brown is one of the greatest receivers of his generation. Brown also has an all-time great throwing to him.

Next: The rest of the Steelers’ skill players