During the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Baltimore Ravens, wide receiver Antonio Brown had only one catch for 7 yards. The second half was an entirely different story, however, as Brown not only caught another nine passes for 89 yards, he scored the game-winning touchdown with a heads-up extension of the football with just 9-seconds left in the contest.
That Immaculate Extension, if you will, will now be talked about for quite a while as will the NFL record that Brown tied on Sunday. Brown, who now has 106 receptions for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns with one game left in the regular season, has now tied former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison for the most consecutive 100-catch seasons in NFL history with four.
Over the course of the last four seasons, Brown has caught 481 passes for 6,315 yards and 43 touchdowns. Harrison, on the other hand, caught 469 passes for 6,322 yards and 52 touchdowns from 1999 to 2002.
With his 10-catch performance on Sunday, Brown now has 632 for his career and that now has him ranked 57th overall on the NFL’s all-time leader list. Additionally, Brown’s 8,377 career receiving yards now has him ranked 78th overall on the NFL’s all-time leader list.
Brown, however, is unlikely to add to his regular season totals next Sunday in the team’s finale against the Cleveland Browns as the Steelers are likely to hold him out of that contest being as they can’t improve their seeding.
Brown, who currently has one year remaining on his current contract, his expected to become the league’s highest paid wide receiver after the season is over which we all hope is in February.