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Steelers WR Antonio Brown Has An Under The Radar Streak Going


The 59 yards receiving registered Thursday night by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown against the Baltimore Ravens was his third lowest output of the season, but the Central Michigan product still remains on track to break the franchise receiving records held by Hines Ward and Yancey Thigpen.

According to ESPN Stats Inc., that now makes 12 straight games with at least five receptions and fifty receiving yards receiving for Brown. The last player with a streak that long in a single season was Laveranues Coles in 2002 (13 games).

Brown now has 85 catches and 1,103 yards receiving through 12 games and that puts him on pace for a 113 catch, 1,471 yard season. Those numbers would break Ward's 112 catch season in 2002 and Thigpen's 1,398 yard season in 1997.

Brown's run at the Steelers franchise receiving records will almost certainly come down to a final game battle against Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, who is currently one of the best in the game. Brown got the best of Haden back in Week 12 with a six catch, 92 yard, one touchdown game. He might need numbers close to that in the season finale.

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  • JAMESH

    Not to take anything away from Antonio, but I think this also shows that Ben has a lack of options to throw to.

  • Aric Brown

    antonio rarely leads in targets… just sayin

  • Elijah Stevenson

    My dad went to the game and be kept telling me that Baltimore jelly Antonio Brown in check but he could see Jerricho Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders open. I could understand Ben nut throwing it to Sanders but of inconsistency but Miller and cotchery err open, Ben has to name those reads.

  • Elijah Stevenson

    For years Ben’s # 1 targets been Miller even though Antonio Brown is our # 1 WR, Ben should never forget his # 1 TE

  • israelp

    Ya know what would be interesting? If Ben gives Antonio a couple of cheapie catches to break Hines’ record and no one can complain because Ben did the same thing for Hines him to get him to 1000 catches.

  • chris ward

    Antonio Brown has really established himself as a premier receiver in the league this year. Would be surprised if Antonio is not named the Steelers MVP in 2013.

  • Alan Felicia

    Wouldn’t say lack of options, IMHO, just shows Brown as a go-to Playmaker! Plus, take into account that Miller was rounding into shape from his ACL injury and the patched up O-Line.

  • Alan Felicia

    First of all, no disrespect but can you really tell from where you guys were sitting?
    And second, Sanders was targeted 11 times and had 6 receptions, Miller was targeted 9x and caught 8, Bell had 7 catches, targeted 9x, etc.

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