Steelers WR Antonio Brown Continues His Assault On NFL, Franchise Record Books

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will enter Week 10 as the NFL leader in both receptions and receiving yardage as he now has 71 catches for 996 yards to go along with eight receiving touchdowns. In addition, Brown set a new receiving record Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens with his 11 catch, 144 yard performance.

According to  Steelers PR/Media Manager Dom Rinelli, Brown now owns the NFL record for the most consecutive games (11) with at least 80 yards receiving. The former sixth-round draft pick entered Sunday night’s game tied at 10 games with David Boston (2011) and Elroy Hirsch (1951).

If that’s not enough, Sunday night marked Brown’s NFL record 25th straight game with at least five catches and 50 yards. In addition, he is now the first player in Steelers history to have a catch of 20 or more yards in 13 straight games since Buddy Dial (1959-60).

Currently, Brown is on pace to catch 126 passes. If he were to somehow wind up hitting that mark, he would finish the 2014 season in second place on the NFL single-season receptions leaders list behind former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison, who caught 143 passes back in 2002.

Entering Week 10, Brown and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger both deserve serious consideration for the Associated Press 2014 Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards. Neither are showing signs of cooling off as they now prepare to play the New York Jets next Sunday.

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