Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the week for Week 15.
Brown caught 16 passes for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday’s home win over the Denver Broncos. Both of his scoring catches came against Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who hadn’t given up a touchdown in two years coming into Sunday’s game.
Brown, who was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl Tuesday evening, has now won the Player of the Week Award four times during his career (1 Offense; 3 Special Teams). He should’ve won it back in Week 9 as well when he caught 17 passes for 284 yards and totaled 306 yards from scrimmage in the Steelers win over the Oakland Raiders. Instead, the award was given to Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Brown, however, was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month in November.
Brown enters Week 16 with 116 catches for 1,586 yards and 9 touchdowns. He needs just 14 more catches in the Steelers final two regular season games to break his career-high of catches in a single season that he set last year (129).