While it’s probably unlikely that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will catch 13 passes during Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, he has managed to accomplish that feat four times already during his career. With that disclaimer out of the way, Brown needs just 13 more catches between now and the end of the regular season to set an NFL record for the most receptions by a player in a four-season span.
Since 2013, Brown has 457 receptions. From 1999-2002, former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison caught 469 passes.
If that’s not impressive enough, Brown needs 294 receiving yards during the Steelers final five regular season games to set the NFL record for the most in any four-season span. Since 2013, Brown has recorded 6,029 yards receiving. Harrison had 6,322 receiving yards from 1999-2002.
Receiving yards and catches could be tough to come by for Brown on Sunday against the Giants, however. In fact, the Giants defense has only allowed two different players to register 100-yards receiving in a single game so far this season.
In case you’re curious, below are several other milestones that Brown is closing in on that were provided by the Steelers in their weekly game release.
• Needs eight catches to mark his fourth straight season with at least 90 receptions.
• Is two receiving yards from joining Hines Ward (2001-04) as only the second player in franchise history to register 1,000 receiving yards in four consecutive years.
• Will break a tie with Lynn Swann (53) for sole possession of the fifth-most total touchdowns in Steelers history with his next score of any kind.
• Is two touchdown receptions from becoming the fourth player in Steelers history with at least 50.
• Needs three touchdown catches to tie Swann (51) for the third-most touchdown grabs in team history.
• Will break a tie with Ward (29) for the most 100-yard receiving games in team history with his next 100-yard game.
• With 100 receptions in 2016, will extend his franchise record of consecutive seasons with at least 100 catches to four.
• With 110 catches in 2016, will become the first player in NFL history to record 110 or more receptions in three consecutive years.
• With 125 receptions in 2016, would become the first player in NFL history to record three consecutive seasons of 125 catches or more.
Since 2013, @AntonioBrown has 457 receptions. He needs 13 to pass M. Harrison (469) & set record for most in a 4-season span in NFL history.
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 2, 2016