Antonio Brown could become first Steelers WR to lead NFL in receptions

Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches a touchdown pass in front of Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) during the second half at Heinz Field. The Bears won the game, 40-23. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a rough 0-4 start to begin the 2013-14 NFL regular season as their offense appeared to be in shambles. During their struggles, wide receiver Antonio Brown was one of the lone bright spots on the team and he was their only offensive threat, and he has continued to play at a high level with the Steelers now on a three-game winning streak.

Brown has been able to haul in an impressive 80 catches this season for 1,044 yards and 6 touchdowns.

If he is able to continue being a reliable receiver for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Brown could make Steelers history. No Steelers player has ever finished the year as the league leader in receptions, but Brown’s 80 catches currently lead the league and he is on track to finish the year leading in that stat category.

Pierre Garcon of the Washington Redskins has 75 catches this season, while Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson and Brandon Marshall of the Chicago Bears have 74 catches.

Pittsburgh made the decision to give Brown the big contract and watch Mike Wallace leave in free agency, and right now their move is paying off. They will just need to find a player to step up as their No. 2 if Emmanuel Sanders bolts after this year.

Topics: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

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