Thanks to his five catch, 66 yard performance Sunday night in the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, wide receiver Antonio Brown now needs 18 catches and 92 yards receiving in the final two regular season games in order to break the all-time receiving records belonging to Hines Ward (112 catches) and Yancey Thigpen (1,398 yards).
One would think that Thigpen’s record would be the easiest of the two for Brown to break at this point. Ward’s record, while still attainable, will take the Steelers perhaps making a concerted effort to get him the ball in the final two games. Remember, the Steelers are still mathematically alive right now as far as the playoffs go.
Brown, however, now has at least five catches for 50 yards receiving in every game this season and that is quite an accomplishment.