It took 58 minutes this week but Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown managed to extend his NFL record streak of catching at least five passes for at least 50 yards to 21 games in the 17-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Brown’s fifth and final reception in the game came just after the two minute warning on first down from the Jaguars 33-yard-line. On the play, which you can see below, Brown was lined up in the Steelers backfield as a weak side sidecar. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit Brown with a simple screen pass out in the flat and the Steelers wide receiver beat Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon with an inside cut on his way to gaining 16 yards.
The only downside is that Brown chose to run out of bounds instead of going down after passing the first down marker as that stopped the clock.
It really didn’t matter, however, as the Jaguars were out of timeouts at the time and Roethlisberger easily ran out the clock with three straight kneel-downs.
Brown now has 34 catches for 511 yards on the season to go along with his five touchdowns. The screen play was an obvious attempt to extend his streak and I’m sure that will create some discussion this week.
In case you missed it, here’s Brown’s big catch on 3rd and short late in the third quarter.