Antonio Brown's trademark smile was evident on Thursday morning and for good reason.
Brown was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November for his outstanding performance in a four-game stretch during the month. Brown finished the month leading in receptions with 39, receiving yards with 521 and receiving yards per game at 130.3. Brown added three touchdowns as well as two rushes for 22 yards.
"There is nothing in the game of football from that position that he can't do," said former NFL standout receiver Randy Moss during a visit to Pittsburgh earlier this season. "That is what I like to see from a wide receiver. There are a lot of things he is able to do that makes him a complete receiver."
Brown, who came out of the gate strong against the Raiders with 86 yards in the first quarter and 100 in the first half for the first time in his career, was a deep threat for Ben Roethlisberger that day catching passes of 41, 57 and 59 yards.
Brown also had an impressive outing against Cleveland with 10 receptions for 139 yards. It was Brown's eighth career game with double-digit receptions and his 22nd 100-yard game. He also had two touchdowns, and even capped off one with a full front flip, something he said he won't do again.
Roethlisberger said at that time nothing Brown does really surprises him anymore.
"It seems silly because we expect what he does every week," said Brown. "I think the most amazing thing was that front flip that he did. Doesn't mean we like it, but it was pretty amazing. It's hard for him to do anything anymore that we shake our heads at. The biggest thing for me that has me in awe is when he drops a ball. That's a bigger deal than him making a great catch."
This is the second time Brown has been named the AFC Player of the Month, previously winning in December, 2014.