During the week leading up to this game against the Bears, Antonio Brown described himself as a "hungry playmaker on the team." Last Sunday night at Heinz Field, Brown made a meal of the Bears secondary.
He caught nine passes for a career-high 196 yards, plus two touchdowns, including a one-handed grab in the back corner of the end zone over Chicago Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman. Brown is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
Also considered were Lawrence Timmons, who led the defense with nine tackles; Brett Keisel, who had four tackles and a sack; LaMarr Woodley, who had two tackles and a sack; Heath Miller, who caught three passes for 35 yards in his first action on the way back from his knee injury; and Shaun Suisham, who was 3-for-3 on field goals and whose kickoffs were integral in holding Devin Hester to 13 yards on returns.