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An Inch Away From Winning The Game, Steelers Antonio Brown Inches Closer To Records


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.

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  • JAMESH

    Has it been determined yet if Ben had a forward lateral on that play that would have negated the TD anyway? Not that it matters now.

  • JAMESH

    Has it been determined yet if Ben had a forward lateral on the play which would have negated the TD anyway? Not that it matters now.

  • Aric Brown

    It looked forward to me… but so did the “Music city Miracle” I’m hoping that play was eye opening to the Steelers to just how effective Antonio Brown can be in space…. He’s like a non-jackass version of Desean Jackson

  • NW86

    Hmm, 5 for 137? I thought he had 4 for like 80 yards. Are they counting that last play as a catch for Antonio even though it was thrown to Sanders?
    Looks like he’s a little behind the pace for the 112 catches now, but still on pace for 1398 yards. That would be fine with me as I’m a Hines fan and would like to see him keep the 112 catch record. 100+ catches and 1400 yards is still a helluva season.

  • Steelerbob

    Sure seems like Ben had a forward lateral anyway.

  • JAMESH

    Antonio gets the credit for the yardage but Sanders gets the tick for the reception.

  • cencalsteeler

    Isn’t ironic that last week Tomlin steps on the field and this week Brown steps out of the field? Maybe the NFL doesn’t need to take a draft pick away now, for we punished ourselves. Karma? Maybe.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Definitely was a forward lateral.

    Booth reviews all TD plays in the final 2 minutes. They would’ve overturned it in my opinion.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    He will have a tough time hitting the reception mark but the receiving yards are his barring injury.

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