Sunday’s Best: Choosing the correct ‘Killer B’


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Le'Veon Bell dances throughthe Packers for a few of his 183 yards from scrimmage. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Antonio Brown. Le'Veon Bell. Ben Roethlisberger. It's tough to choose who to focus on or what to anticipate with this trio on the field.

Brown is the guy you're tempted to follow from the line of scrimmage, through his route and inevitably to wherever his fancy footwork kisses the sidelines.

Bell touches the ball more than any non-quarterback or center in the league, so he's the safe bet for action on any given play.

Roethlisberger is obviously the catalyst of the group, is animated at the line and has returned to his play-extending antics — another target for quality photographs.

Everyone else is secondary. You shoot players like Jesse James and Eli Rogers as the ball comes their way, and you react when Martavis Bryant or JuJu Smith-Schuster gets a toss.

Every play is different. Awareness, intuition, scenarios all play into decision-making as a photographer, but preparedness only takes you so far. Reading and reacting get you the rest of the way. So, on third and eight, you keep an eye on Brown while watching for magic from Ben and reacting to whoever else gets free.

It's an exhausting game, but a fun one, and far less exhausting than I imagine receiving for 169 yards must be.

Up top is a photo of Bell dancing through a few of his 183 yards from scrimmage Sunday night. In a game without a Bell touchdown or a true splash play from the running back, he can be easy to forget about, even with all the yards.

Let's look through the rest of the favorites. There are certainly a few of the "Killer B's," but a few from those who did some work on the defensive side of the ball as well:

[caption id="attachment_490084" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Martavis Bryant celebrates his big return to open the game. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490085" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] David DeCastro celebrates with Xavier Grimble after Grimble's score. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490086" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Eli Rogers is separated from the ball for one of his drops. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490087" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Kyle Fackrell drags down a scrambling Ben Roethlisberger. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490088" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Antonio Brown races for extra yardage before being caught by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490089" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Martavis Bryant brings in his touchdown catch on a fade. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490090" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Cameron Heyward teams with T.J. Watt and Stephon Tuitt to silence Jamaal Williams. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490091" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Le'Veon Bell is tackled (or suspended in mid-air) by Morgan Burnett. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490092" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Cameron Heyward celebrates his first of two sacks. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490093" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Ben Roethlisberger is caught mid-slide at the end of a scramble. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490094" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Cameron Heyward celebrates the second of his sacks. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490106" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Mason Crosby misses a 57-yard attempt which would have stretched the Packers' lead to 10. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490095" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Le'Veon Bell reaches for a lost fumble. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490096" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Antonio Brown cuts back on Morgan Burnett for the touchdown. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490097" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Antonio Brown celebrates his score for the wide-angled 'steadicam.' - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490098" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Martavis Bryant reaches behind him to deflect his tipped pass, breaking up an interception in the process. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_490099" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Chris Boswell casually watches his game-winning 53-yarder go through the uprights. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]

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