In the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-28 loss Sunday to the Miami Dolphins, wide receiver Antonio Brown came roughly an inch away from pulling off the biggest game-winning touchdown for the franchise since the Immaculate Reception. Instead, he will have to settle for inching ever so closer towards breaking two franchise single-season receiving records.
Thanks to his five catch, 137 yard performance on Sunday, Brown now has 90 catches and 1,240 yards receiving on the season with three games remaining. He is the second Steelers wide receiver to top the 90 catch mark in a regular-season as Hines Ward pulled off the feat four times during his career.
Brown now needs 23 more catches in the last three games to break the franchise mark of 112 set by Ward in 2002 and just 159 yards receiving to break the Steelers single-season reception yardage mark of 1,398 set by Yancey Thigpen in 1997.
As for Brown’s run at the Steelers record books, he knows winning is all that matters.
“It ain’t the same when you don’t win,” said Brown about his 90 catch season after the game.