Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t the only player to move up an all-time list Sunday night as wide receiver Antonio Brown managed to climb higher in the Steelers record books in the win over the Carolina Panthers.
With his 90 yards receiving on 10 catches Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers, Brown passed Santonio Holmes for 11th place all time in receiving yards in Steelers franchise history.
While it did take Brown several more receptions to pass Holmes’ 3,835 receiving yards in a Steelers uniform, he did it in three less games played and he now sits just 349 receiving yards behind Plaxico Burress for 8th place on the list.
In the Sunday night win over the Panthers, Brown also pushed his consecutive game streak of catching at least five passes for 50 yards or more in a game to 19. He now shares the record with Laveraneus Coles and can break it Sunday at Heinz Field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bell has now registered at least one reception in the 58 consecutive games in which he has played, including the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.
Brown is currently on pace to catch 117 passes this season and that would not only top his career high of 110 that he had in 2013, it would also set a new single-season franchise record that is currently held by Hines Ward, who caught 112 passes in 2002.