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Watch: Pittsburgh Steelers' brilliant attempt at the Mannequin Challenge

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Before they play against their AFC North divisional rivals the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers took part in the latest internet fad, the Mannequin Challenge.

In case you didn't know, the Mannequin Challenge involves a group of people standing still in a room like mannequins in a pose while a camera swoops around filming them. It's like looking at a freeze frame during a play or performance.

Many other sports teams in the past had already done the challenge, such as the Michigan and Ohio State football teams and Wisconsin's men's basketball team. The Steelers, therefore, decided to have a go themselves and their attempt at the Mannequin Challenge was brilliant.


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As you can see from the video below, their challenge starts with wide receiver Antonio Brown taking a swig from his sports drink while being interviewed by the media. The camera then moves around the locker room to show other sights including James Harrison performing a pull-up and holding it on his locker, and one player stealing food from another.

An outstanding attempt at the challenge by the Steelers, but they won't want to be caught standing still against their divisional rivals on Sunday, as the price could be costly.

Pittsburgh currently sits at the top of the AFC North with a 4-3 record, while Baltimore is in third with a 3-4 record. If the Ravens win, they go to the top of the division thanks to head-to-head wins against the Steelers, but if the black and gold win, then they'll stay at the top and a win clear of anyone else.

It's a big game for the Steelers as it could ultimately determine if they win the division and qualify for the playoffs by the end of the regular season. It would also help to break their two-game loss streak and take their season off a stand-still.

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Ben Roethlisberger
Pittsburgh Steelers

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