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Steelers' receiver Antonio Brown was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a 34-27 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Brown had 16 receptions for 189 yards and two touchdowns in the win, including a game-winning 23-yard touchdown from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

"It was a perfect read," said Brown of the touchdown. "Ben made a great throw. We got the post route. I was able to skim the side of him. Ben made a great throw right up the numbers."

Brown hit the 110 reception mark (officially 116) in the game, the second player in NFL history with three straight 110 catch seasons. Brown also went over 1,500 receiving yards (1,586), the first player in Steelers history to have back-to-back 1,500-yard seasons.

"He walks into stadiums and he's Antonio Brown and he made Antonio Brown plays," said Coach Mike Tomlin.

Brown previously was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November, finishing that month with 39 receptions for 521 yards and three touchdowns.

In addition Brown was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 6. This is the first time Brown has won AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

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