30 Catches In Last Three Games Ties Antonio Brown With Hines Ward For Best Three Game Stretch
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was already off to a great start this season and in the win Sunday over the New York Jets, he recorded another nine catches for 86 yards and did so against cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
Brown’s performance on Sunday now gives him with 30 catches over the course of the last three games and ties him with former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward for the club record for the best three-game stretch in that department.
While Brown did drop what looked to be an easy touchdown in the first half, he only failed to catch one other pass thrown his way in the game. If that wasn’t enough, the Steelers former sixth-round draft pick also completed a 15-yard pass to running back Felix Jones on a trick play midway through the second quarter.
Brown is currently on pace to catch 131 passes this season for 1,593 yards. The Steelers signed the Central Michigan product to a five-year, $42.5 million contract extension prior to the start of the 2012 season.