A final stat line of six receptions for 101-yards and two touchdowns might not rank among the best of Antonio Brown’s career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it certainly put a smile back on his face on Sunday. With a 47-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, the Ben Roethlisberger to Brown connection looked just as strong as ever, and the NFL’s best wide receiver was quick to note he had never lost faith in his quarterback, when talking to the media after the game.
“We always on the same page, we always positive. We never listen to what the media say, we know we got to stay together regardless of what's being said. All of my touchdowns, all of my catches if from him, and that's my guy. I live and die with him. the wifi was lit”
An average of 16.8 yards per reception was a vast improvement over Brown’s more pedestrian outings as of late, and the duo looked to be in 2017 form against the Atlanta Falcons, relative to their efforts through the first four weeks of this season.
While it would be fair to say that Big Ben appeared to be forcing the ball to his star receiver at times, a decision that clearly led to an interception as the end of the first half, there were finally moments in the contest when the due looked perfectly in sync. Brown’s opening touchdown of the game was another highlight fans have become used to seeing from the two players.
Two touchdowns on the day were enough to move Brown past John Stallworth for the second most receiving-touchdowns in team history with 64, behind only Hines Ward (85). He also tied a record for the most muti-touchdown reception games in Pittsburgh history with Ward, as per the Steelers’ PR manager Dom Rinelli.