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Harris on Brown: It was best on best, and he won

Antonio Brown won't come out and say it, but I will: The Pittsburgh Steelers' receiver is unstoppable.

Facing the NFL's No. 1 pass defense Sunday, Brown piled up 16 receptions on 18 targets for 189 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Denver Broncos.

"You can get excited and feel unstoppable, but every week presents a new challenge," Brown said downplaying his totals, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Each week, you have to work and get better."

Brown has the most receiving yards (1,586) by any Pittsburgh player through 14 games since 1960. The wideout has eight 100-yard receiving games this season, tied with Brandon Marshall and Odell Beckham Jr. for most in the NFL.

Sunday's 16-catch performance gave Brown two games this season with 16-plus receptions (Week 9 vs. Oakland). He's the first player to have two games with 15-plus receptions in the same season in NFL history and tied Marshall, Wes Welker and Jason Witten as the only players with two career games with 15-plus receptions (since at least 1960).

Sunday he torched Broncos corner Chris Harris. The Denver defender hadn't allowed a touchdown since 2013. Sunday he gave up two to Brown.

"It was the best versus the best, and he won," Harris said. "I haven't given up a touchdown in two years. For me to come out here and play the way I played is disappointing. I definitely let the team down. He's a great player. The best receiver in the game right now, but I didn't make any plays in this game."

Brown, however, didn't crow about putting it to Harris.

"I don't think about guys' stats," Brown said. "If you play this game long enough, you're going to get your tail kicked at least once."

Brown has been the receiver to dish out those tail kickings to many a cornerback this season.

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