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Steelers embrace challenge of playing without All-Pro Brown

Antonio Brown leaned back in his locker recently and allowed himself a brief moment of introspection.

Fresh off the most productive three season stretch by a wide receiver in NFL history, a run that has garnered the Pittsburgh Steelers star a pair of first-team All-Pro selections while feeding social media a steady stream of GIF-worthy open field moves and touchdown celebrations, Brown listened as someone rattled off the list of Hall of Famers whose numbers he has somehow topped.

"I am the best though, right?" Brown said in a way best described as a humblebrag. "Guys haven't done what I've done. But we don't want to talk about that. We always want to grow....