Sunday night at Heinz Field will mark the 90th regular season game that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has played in during his career and should he catch 9 passes in that contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, he’ll break another NFL receiving record.
According to Dom Rinelli, the Steelers PR/Media Manager, Brown can pass current Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin Sunday night for the most receptions in the first 90 regular season games played in should he catch 9 passes against the Chiefs.
Sunday's game will be @AntonioBrown's 90th
Most Catches in 1st 90 Games:
Anquan Boldin 558
Antonio Brown 550 *89 games
Larry Fitzgerald 515
— Dom Rinelli (@drinelli) September 28, 2016
In Boldin’s first 90 regular season games in the NFL he caught 558 passes for 7,161 yards and 42 touchdowns. Brown, on the other hand, enters his 90th career regular season game with 550 receptions for 7,398 yards and 40 touchdowns.
The odds of Brown catching 9 passes Sunday night against the Chiefs are probably pretty good and especially if he isn’t followed around on the field by Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters, who already has 4 interceptions on the season heading into Week 4. Brown has caught 9 or more passes in a single regular season game 21 times during his career and caught 12 in the Steelers Week 3 road loss to the Philadelphia Eagles this past Sunday.
Brown enters Week 4 tied with Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry for the league lead in receptions with 24. He’s currently fourth in the league in receiving yardage with 305. The Steelers wide receiver also enters Week 4 ranked 94th overall on the NFL’s all-time list for receptions.