Brown named AFC Player of the Week

He made a touchdown catch that will be talked about all season, but Antonio Brown did a whole lot more last Thursday when the Steelers defeated the Tennessee Titans, 40-17, at Heinz Field.

And that is exactly why he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 11 of the NFL season.

Brown had 10 receptions for 144 yards, and three touchdowns, joining John Stallworth as the only two players in Steelers' history to score three receiving touchdowns in two separate games. And once again on prime time, Brown and Roethlisberger worked their magic.

"It's something special," said Brown. "Anytime you play with a guy like Ben in a prime time setting, you know the playmaking ability is going to be up. You know the splash plays are going to be there, and it's going to be a lot of fun."

And Brown provided plenty of splash. Brown got the Steelers on the board early when he scored on a 41-yard reception from Ben Roethlisberger on the team's opening drive. He added a five-yard reception in the third quarter to give the Steelers a 23-14 lead, one where they would start to pull away from the Titans.

It was his final touchdown of the day that had heads turning and everyone talking. Brown gave the Steelers good field position to start their drive with a 16-yard punt return to their own 49-yard line. But the play everyone is still talking about was a one-handed catch that he held on to against his helmet for the eye-popping 10-yard touchdown.

"I don't know how you defend playing Antonio Brown," said Titans Coach Mike Mularkey after the game. "I don't know how you defend that. It's a great play."

This is the second time that Brown has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in his career. He was named AFC Player of the Month and AFC Special Teams Player of the Week three times in his career as well.

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