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Saturday, November 28, 2015, 2:33pm
More and more, the Seattle Seahawks are having cornerback Richard Sherman shadow the opposing team's top wide receiver.
So when the Seahawks take on the Steelers on Sunday, Pittsburgh expects Sherman to move all over the field with No. 1 receiver Antonio Brown.
"I would anticipate Richard to follow AB," QB Ben Roethlisberger said, per ESPN.com. "If you consider AB the best, which we do, and I think they probably consider him one of the best. We consider Richard to be one of the best in the business. We would expect that matchup."
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was asked whether that would indeed be the case. "I don't know about that," he said. "I'll have to gauge my temptations."
After not doing it at all during the first four weeks of the season, Sherman has shadowed Torrey Smith (twice), A.J. Green, and Dez Bryant over the last six games. Big Ben and Brown obviously have a great connection but Sherman on Brown may put a dent in Brown's fantasy potential. It very well could mean Martavis Bryant gets a little more room.
Posted by Dale Lolley
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 12:17am
Week 12 at Seattle
Ben Roethlisberger said he's as healthy as usual in late November, so that's good news moving forward for the quarterback. Seattle traditionally has been tough on defense at home and is third in points allowed to opposing quarterbacks this season, but a closer look at that ranking shows those numbers have been built on bad offenses. Arizona lit them up at home a couple of weeks ago and Cincinnati also had good success throwing it against the Seahawks. Roethlisberger and company aren't some of the other pop-gun offenses the Seahawks have had success against. You don't need to go out of your way to play Roethlisberger, but if you've got him on your roster, he won't be a terrible option.
2015 Strength of Schedule - PIT
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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