It’s rare that a player will smile and clap at the opposing team’s touchdown. But it’s also rare for two guys of different teams to be hanging out the night before a game. So it makes sense that when Antonio Brown defied the laws of gravity – again – Odell Beckham Jr. couldn’t help but give him props.
Brown didn’t have a monster game statistically but caught a touchdown in this game, his league-leading 11th. And it was as impressive as any in his spectacular career.
As Fox went to commercial, they cut to a shot of Beckham Jr. reacting to the play. And all he could do was smile and clap at the ridiculous way Brown caught that contested pass and came down in bounds, his elbow hitting grass just before his body rolled out of the end zone.
Beckham Jr. did finish the day with more receptions and yards but some of that came in garbage time on the New York Giants’ final drive. The Steelers shut him out in the first half, with Ross Cockrell shadowing him, and he wasn’t the big play threat he’s been throughout the entire season.
I think it’s fair to say Brown won this matchup.
And the Pittsburgh Steelers, the game.