Steelers WR Antonio Brown Continues His March Towards Franchise History In Win Over Bills

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown played a big role in the 23-10 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills as he caught another six passes for 104 yards to go along with two punt returns for 74 yards.

Sunday marked Brown’s fifth career 100-yard receiving game and his second this season.

Brown now has 67 catches for 805 yards on the season and he remains on track to break a few of the franchise receiving records belonging to former Steelers wide receivers Hines Ward and Yancey Thigpen if he continues on with his current pace.

Ward currently owns the Steelers franchise record for most catches in the season with 112 that he set in 2002 and after his performance on Sunday, Brown needs just 46 catches in the last seven games to break it.

With his 805 yards receiving, Brown needs 594 yards to break Thigpen’s single-season receiving yardage record that he set in 1997.

  • steeltown

    A.Brown has been playing awesome! I don’t care about him beating any records, if he ends the season with 100+ catches and somewhere around 1,200yds I’ll be happy

    Just wish he could improve his TD production

  • Shannon Stephenson

    It looks that he will just because he is very consistant in each game.

  • sean mcmartin

    Hope he keeps the effort every game for 60 minutes.

  • dollardoughtnut

    easy to see why they inked AB and let MW go to Miami may be their best player move in years

  • Shea Fahr

    I can remember a time when Yancey was one of my favorite current players…guess I am getting pretty old now….

  • Aric Brown

    a lot of that can be put on the offensive calls… they always go away from him in the redzone… he either makes his own touchdowns or catches (or drops) touchdowns from outside the 20

  • Douglas Andrews

    They went to him today in the redzone and were unsuccessful. It’s not play calling or part of A. Brown best attributes. I never really bought into the need for a taller receiver mostly because we had ” Hines tough as nails Ward” in the Redzone, But the fact is they really really need that Tall receiver in the redone. As good as A. Brown is neither he or Manny Sanders are physical enough to be legit Redzone threats.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Nice to have a playmaker and legit #1 like Brown. Now if we could only find a #2 WR through either draft or FA.

  • Virdin Barzey

    Just want to remind a few folks about Brown needing Wallace to be productive and his running backwards into the endzone was soooo detrimental.
    The guy is a stud and he looks like he gets better every year. Clearly a Steelers type receiver. Props to Cotch as well.

  • sean mcmartin

    Eric Green was a good TE ..Imagine if Ben had him and heath..

  • joed32

    Cotchery has been the best receiver in the red zone recently, he just seems to get open.

  • NCSteel

    If they we’re not behind in the score 90%
    of the time this year, he would not have to catch so
    many passes. This is more indicative of a bad team than
    some great wideout. Nothing against AB but I’d rather
    see Bell leading the league in rushing. That
    would indicate a team playing with a lead most of the
    time and a solid offensive line. He can reach 2000 yards
    receiving for all I care, who cares if you end up with 5 wins ?

  • Alan Felicia

    Great Hands! IMHO, best Steeler WR hands since Stallworth.

  • Dom

    Sorry but Hines, Hines, Hines.

  • Alan Felicia

    Hines was a better all-around WR but as far as catching with your hands, Brown is way better. Not a knock on Hines, he was a QB in college and converted into a fine receiver but if you remember, Hines catches with his body more.

  • Shea Fahr

    Minus the Coke habit but yes, I agree.

  • William Bigelow

    Ok, then explain this week against the Bills …. even with an effective ground game, AB was still able to catch 6 balls for 104 yds

  • NCSteel

    this can happen any week but if they were ahead most of the time it would not happen every week. I’m happy for AB but shows the need to play from behind. Stats reveal things besides individual performace