Throwback Thursday: AB vs. Bengals


Sunday, December 28, 2014Steelers 27, Bengals 17Heinz Field**Antonio Brown will be one of four players representing the Steelers in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, but you won't see anything from him like you did back in December when he turned it up a notch in the punt return game.

Antonio Brown scores a special teams touchdown during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Brown returned two punts for 84 yards (42.0 avg.), including a career-long 71-yard return for a touchdown.

Brown reversed direction on the first quarter punt and then set up, and even knocked down, his blockers en route to the end zone. And he capped it, maybe not in recommended fashion, but with an exclamation point flip into the end zone.

"I set it up pretty good. I set it up right," said Brown afterwards. "There was a great block on the field. It was a great play. We've been waiting for one all year and it's great to finally get one."

It marked his third career punt return for a touchdown, which is tied for the second most in team history, and earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

It wasn't Brown's only big play in the game, though. With the Steelers leading 20-17 late in the game, and facing third-and-eight, Ben Roethlisberger hit Brown around the Bengals 48-yard line and he took it the rest of the way for a 63-yard touchdown to seal the victory and the AFC North title.

Brown will be showing off his receiving skills only in this year's Pro Bowl, not as a returner, and will be playing the game along with teammates Le'Veon Bell, Maurkice Pouncey and Lawrence Timmons. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was voted to the Pro Bowl, is not playing in the game.

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