Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and kicker Chris Boswell both performed at high levels during the final five weeks of the regular season and as a result they were named the AFC Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Month respectively on Thursday.
Brown had 51 catches for 642 yards and 5 touchdowns in the past 5 games and that was the most in NFL history in team’s final 5 games of regular season. It marks the third time during his career he’s won the monthly AFC offensive award.
Brown finished the regular season with a career-high 136 receptions for 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns and in doing so he became the first player in NFL history with back-to-back seasons of at least 125 catches.
As for Boswell, who was signed by the Steelers back in Week 5, he was 12-of-14 on field goal attempts during the final 5 games of the season. Additionally, he was 15-of-15 on extra point attempts during that same span. This marks the first time he’s won the monthly AFC award.
Boswell finished the regular season with 113 points which included him making 29-of-32 field goal attempts and 26-of-27 extra point attempts.