Antonio Brown wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week, again
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, top, is hoisted by JuJu Smith-Schuster in Brown’ AFC Offensive Player of the Week-winning performance against the Tennessee Titans.
Here, they celebrate (19) after Brown scored one of his three touchdowns in the game, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown’s performance against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Brown caught 10 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns from 13 targets. This is his second offensive player of the week award this season.
Thursdays’ 40-17 Steelers win was the 34th 100-yard game of Brown’s career and his fifth of the 2017 season. Brown had gone through a relative lull in recent weeks, not having caught more than five passes or tallying more than 70 yards since Week 6 when Pittsburgh topped that Kansas City Chiefs, 19-13, on the road.
Brown heads into Week 12 and the Steelers’ Sunday Night Football kickoff with the Green Bay Packers with 70 catches, 1,026 yards and six touchdowns on the season.
His career catch and receiving yards totals ranks second in franchise history to Hines Ward. Brown’s touchdown total of 56 is third behind Ward on 85 and John Stallworth on 63.
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