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Brown is Digest Player of Week

Posted Dec 8, 2011

ANTONIO BROWN
Wide Receiver

So many times in critical situations, Ben Roethlisberger looked for Antonio Brown, and so it was no surprise when he did just that on a second-and-9 from the Steelers 21-yard line with about three minutes left in a 7-3 game. Roethlisberger threw a back-shoulder pass to Brown, who made the catch, got away from cornerback Joe Haden and then put an inside-out move on safety Mike Adams before turning on the speed to complete the 79-yard touchdown play that iced the outcome Thursday night at Heinz Field.

Brown finished the night with five catches for 151 yards and that 79-yard touchdown in what turned into a 14-3 Steelers win. For that, Brown is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Ben Roethlisberger, who completed 16-of-21 for 280 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while playing the entire second half on a sprained left ankle; Jason Worilds, who had nine tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in a start for the injured LaMarr Woodley; William Gay, who had seven tackles, an interception in the end zone and three passes defensed; and Troy Polamalu, who had eight tackles, including one for loss, an interception and two passes defensed.

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