WR Antonio Brown - Pittsburgh Steelers
|5-10, 186||Born: 7-10-1988||College: Central Michigan||Drafted: Round 6|
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2017 Week 19 vs JAX (11 / 7 / 132 / 2 rec)
Antonio Brown returned from his calf injury and did not disappoint with seven receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Mid second quarter with the Steelers trailing 21-0, Brown ran a post-route and made a spectacular one-handed 23-yard touchdown reception in the left corner of the end zone. Brown displayed amazing concentration while fighting off the tight coverage. Early fourth quarter on a 4th and 5, Brown ran a deep route for a 43-yard touchdown reception. On the play, Brown made another amazing play securing the pass as he fell to the ground.
2017 Week 15 vs NE (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Early second quarter while Brown was running a crossing route in the end zone, his left leg slammed against a Patriots defender as he was attempting to complete the reception. Brown was helped to the locker room and taken to a local hospital. After the game, it was reported by Ian Rapoport that Brown has a partially torn calf muscle. "The hope is that he's OK for the postseason. His regular season is over. No surgery needed."
2017 Week 14 vs BAL (18 / 11 / 213 / 0 rec)
Antonio Brown once again shined when the prime-time lights were on as he finished with 11 receptions on 18 targets for 213 yards. Brown ran clean routes and consistently beat the Ravens secondary, minus cornerback Jimmy Smith. He was able to get behind Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr on multiple occasions while completing long receptions. Browns' chemistry was spot-on with Ben Roethlisberger as he weaved his way in and out of traffic completing both routine and difficult receptions. Early fourth quarter on a 3rd and 10, Brown got behind the defense while running a quick slant for a 57-yard reception. Brown now has over 1500 receiving yards this season and on pace for 1857 yards, the third highest total in NFL history.
2017 Week 13 vs CIN (15 / 8 / 101 / 1 rec)
Brown saw a hearty 38% of the team targets against the Bengals. His 101-yard effort could have been even bigger as Brown also logged a long defensive pass interference penalty and had a long touchdown in his hands until he failed to control it at the last second. Brown also had two drops, one down the seam and another on a crossing route among his 15 targets. Brown's positive moments, however, were breathtaking as Ben Roethlisberger connected with Brown on a back shoulder catch and later a laser goal line touchdown between two defenders. Brown held on through a vicious hit which was flagged on the play. Brown enters a tough matchup against Baltimore next week on a hot streak of three straight 100-yard games and six touchdowns combined over the span. Baltimore has allowed only five wide receiver touchdowns all season and shut down Brown in Week 4 to the tune of 4-34-0 on nine targets.
2017 Week 12 vs GB (12 / 10 / 169 / 2 rec)
For all the great catches Brown made in the game -- and there were a lot of them -- an 11-yard catch that made him extend his body to snag a ball well over his head was probably the most spectacular. On the play, Brown ran a short route towards the end zone, stopping and turning just past the first down marker. Ben Roethlisberger threw the ball, but it sailed a little and was going out of bounds. However, Brown extended his body and, while being tackled by a Green Bay defender, brought it down for a first down catch. While that was his best -- or at least most athletic -- catch, the most entertaining move came on his 33-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. On the play, Brown ran down the sideline where Roethlisberger hit him with a well-timed pass. When the safety came over to tackle Brown short of the end zone, Brown put on a little stop and start move, and the defender sailed past him, leaving Brown an easy path to the end zone. Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Brown is the second player in franchise history with 100 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in consecutive games.
2017 Week 11 vs TEN (13 / 10 / 144 / 3 rec)
Antonio Brown once again shined when the prime-time lights were on as he finished with ten receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns. On the opening drive, Brown got into a quick rhythm with his quarterback with receptions of 12 and 7 yards. Later in the drive, Brown ran a go-route as he scored a 41-yard touchdown reception. On the play, Brown jumped between two Titans defenders as he came down with the pass in the end zone. Early third quarter, Brown ran a slant for an easy five-yard touchdown reception. On the play, Brown was able to get separation from his defender who was playing man coverage. Early fourth quarter, Brown completed 10-yard touchdown reception, his third touchdown of the game. On the play, Brown ran an inside fade-route and completed one of the best receptions of the season as he caught the ball with one hand while forcing it against his helmet as he went to the ground. If you have not seen this reception yet, do yourself a favor and check it out!
2017 Week 10 vs IND (7 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
Antonio Brown finished with three receptions for 47 yards. Early second quarter, Brown was open while running down the right sideline, but Ben Roethlisberger was unable to connect for the reception. Brown had only two receptions for 15 yards until very late in the game. He was able to draw multiple pass interference penalties. With 45 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Brown ran a delayed crossing-route for a 32-yard reception. On the play, Brown outran multiple Colts defenders before running out of bounds on the left sideline. This play set up the Steelers game-winning field goal.
2017 Week 8 vs DET (10 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)
Antonio Brown finished with five receptions for 70 yards. Brown did not complete his first reception, a nine-yard reception, until midway through the second quarter as he often found himself in tight coverage from Darius Slay Jr. A few plays later, Brown ran a deep route down the middle of the field for a 40-yard reception. During the next series on a 3rd and 12, Brown ran a crossing-route for a 13-yard reception. Brown only had one reception during the second half. The wide receiver also had a 9-yard touchdown reception called back after an offensive pass interference penalty.
2017 Week 7 vs CIN (10 / 4 / 65 / 1 rec)
Antonio Brown finished with four receptions for 65 and one touchdown. Two of his receptions came on the opening drive, the first a 16-yard reception off a slant route. Later in the drive on 2nd and goal, Brown ran a quick slant for a seven-yard touchdown reception. On the play, Brown showed his quickness reacting to the pass before the defense could adjust. Brown only had one reception during the second half as the Steelers played with a lead and focused on the running attack.
2017 Week 6 vs KC (10 / 8 / 155 / 1 rec)
Antonio Brown finished with eight receptions for 155 yards and one touchdown. Mid third quarter, Brown ran a slant-and-go and beat his defender for a 30-yard reception. Late fourth quarter on a third and two, Brown ran a switch-route and caught a tipped pass for a 51-yard touchdown reception. On the play, Brown showed amazing concentration to complete the reception with his left hand, while avoiding the Chiefs defenders, before he ran down the left sideline.
2017 Week 5 vs JAX (19 / 10 / 157 / 0 rec)
The squeaky wheel got the grease as Antonio Brown finished with team-leading ten receptions for 157 yards. Brown looked sharp both running his routes and gaining yards after completion. He was quick to his breaks creating space against a tough Jaguars pass defense. On the Steelers first play from scrimmage, Brown ran a go-route for a 49-yard reception. Late fourth quarter, Brown had a 28-yard touchdown reception nullified due to an offensive holding penalty.
2017 Week 4 vs BAL (9 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Antonio Brown was an afterthought with a season-low four receptions for 34 yards. Early second quarter on a third and four, he got behind the defense as he was left uncovered running down the middle of the field. Brown lost his composure on the sidelines after the play by throwing a Gatorade cooler and was seen arguing with offensive coach Todd Haley. Late fourth quarter, Brown was tackled on the one-yard line as he ran a slant for an eight-yard reception. Brown returned punts during the game as Eli Rogers was a healthy inactive after muffing a punt last week in Chicago.
2017 Week 3 vs CHI (14 / 10 / 110 / 1 rec)
Antonio Brown was the Steelers best player as he delivered a workmanlike effort with ten receptions for 110 yards and one touchdown. He made difficult catches look routine throughout the afternoon. Mid second quarter, Brown caught a screen pass for a seven-yard touchdown reception. On the play, Brown caught the pass then quickly accelerated while stretching the ball over the goal line for the score.
2017 Week 2 vs MIN (11 / 5 / 62 / 0 rec)
Antonio Brown found himself locked in a difficult matchup with Vikings elite cornerback Xavier Rhodes for most of the afternoon. Ben Roethlisberger did not shy away from passing to Brown even though he was only moderately successful with five receptions for 62 yards. Late second quarter, Brown ran an out-route for a 12-yard reception. The play was originally ruled incomplete but later reversed as Brown displayed great concentration keeping both feet in-bounds. Mid fourth quarter, Brown ran a crossing route for a 26-yard reception, his longest of the afternoon. It was one of the few plays where Brown was not found in coverage by Rhodes.
2017 Week 1 vs CLE (11 / 11 / 182 / 0 rec)
Antonio Brown was the focal point of the Steelers passing game finishing with 11 receptions on 11 targets for 182 yards. Mid 2nd quarter, Brown ran an out-route for 10-yard reception. Late 2nd quarter, Brown was targeted on three consecutive plays. The first was a 50-yard reception where Brown ran a slant and caught a tipped pass before dashing up the middle of the field. Brown followed that up on the next play by running a drag route for a 11-yard reception. On the following play, Brown caught a short pass and ran for a 19-yard gain. Brown finished the half with 6 receptions for 102 yards. Early 4th quarter on 3rd and 3, Brown caught a short pass for a 9-yard reception. A couple of plays later, Brown found a soft spot in the defense for a 16-yard reception. Mid 4th quarter on 3rd and 4, Brown ran a slant for a 12-yard reception. Brown displayed amazing concentration on the play as the ball was tipped and he completed the reception while a defender was hanging on his arm. Late 4th quarter, Brown ran a crossing-route and came down with a phenomenal 38-yard reception while defended on the right sideline.
Latest NewsSteelers | Antonio Brown has monster performance (Sun Jan 14, 04:37 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown caught seven passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Jan. 14. Our View: Brown's condition coming into the week was unknown, but he looked like most of his future Hall of Fame self against the tough Jaguars pass defense. He scored the first touchdown against AJ Bouye all year. Expect Brown to be the #1 pick in a lot of PPR leagues in 2018.
link to story Steelers | Antonio Brown will play in playoff game (Sun Jan 14, 11:39 AM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf) is officially active for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. link to story Steelers | Antonio Brown at walk-through Saturday (Sat Jan 13, 12:15 PM) - Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf, illness) participated in a walk-through Saturday, Jan. 13, and 'looked fully healthy' according to a couple of his teammates. Our View: The plan is for Brown to play on Sunday. The calf injury he sustained in Week 15 has gotten three weeks of rest. The illness he's been struggling with late in the week seems to be the larger issue. Some considered Brown a game-time decision for the Divisional Round, but we say he's on the probable side of questionable.
link to story Steelers | Antonio Brown a game-time decision? (Fri Jan 12, 07:45 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown (calf, illness) is expected to a game-time decision for the Divisional Round playoff game because his calf injury is still an issue, according to a source. Our View: That's the latest. Brown's illness has to get better before Sunday's contest against the Jaguars if he's going to play. The superstar WR has missed the last two games dealing with a calf injury and he was supposed to be out there in the Divisional Round. Now his status is clearly in doubt.
link to story Steelers | Divisional Round injury report (Fri Jan 12, 04:04 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers CB Artie Burns (knee), OG B.J. Finney (thigh), DT Javon Hargrave (back) and DE Stephon Tuitt (elbow) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report. link to story More News
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