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Antonio Brown outproducing Chiefs' wide receivers

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is on pace for 131 catches and 1,712 yards.

To put that production into perspective consider that Brown also is on pace for more catches and receiving yards than the Kansas City Chiefs' wide receivers.

Yes, all of them.

The Chiefs, who visit Heinz Field this Sunday, have gotten 110 receptions for 1,370 yards from the seven wide receivers who have caught at least one pass for them this season.

Brown has caught 115 passes for 1,498 yards, both of which lead the NFL.

He also has 11 touchdown receptions while the Chiefs' wideouts have yet to catch a scoring pass 14 games into the season.

Brown has been the most consistent offensive player on the Steelers even though opposing defenses have thrown all manner of coverages at the two-time Pro Bowler.

“You name it, they’ve tried it,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “But it’s a testament to him [and] not only just him but the balance that we’ve been able to strike with our offense. I know I sound like a broken record, but I’ve said repeatedly, we seek balance. Because balance will allow us to utilize the strengths of our high-profile players like A.B. and like [running back] Le’Veon [Bell]. We’re striking that balance that we desired all season.”

A couple of notes:

  • The Steelers stayed at No. 10 in the ESPN NFL Power Rankings after beating the Atlanta Falcons, 27-20, on Sunday. The top three AFC North teams are as bunched together in the rankings as they are in the division. The Steelers are followed in the rankings by the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. The Chiefs are No. 13, right after the three AFC North teams.

  • The Steelers lost another player from their practice squad Monday when the New York Giants signed guard Adam Gettis to provide depth on their offensive line. The Steelers previously lost defensive ends Josh Mauro and Nick Williams from their practice squad. Mauro signed with the Arizona Cardinals and Williams signed with the Chiefs.

  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a finalist for the NFL FedEx Air Player of the Week after throwing for 360 yards against the Falcons. Roethlisberger won the award last week. Click here to vote.