Steelers receiver Antonio Brown proved that he’s currently the best receiver in the NFL with a dominant performance in Thursday night’s win over the Titans.
Brown hauled in 10 catches for 144 yards, three of which went for touchdowns. It didn’t matter who attempted to cover him, as the Steelers receiver managed to get open throughout the game, helping make Ben Roethlisberger’s job a bit easier.
He opened the scoring in the game with a 41-yard touchdown reception just minutes into the AFC matchup, but Brown wasn’t done. He hauled in another touchdown pass in the third quarter, but there was still plenty of game left, and Brown saved his best catch for the final stanza of the matchup.
Pittsburgh was looking to add to its 30-17 lead early in the fourth quarter, faced with a second-and-five situation on Tennessee’s 10-yard line. The Titans elected to use blitz-man coverage, and the Steelers had a great counter for it, as Brown ran a fade route from an inside alignment. The Steelers receiver fought off contact from Logan Ryan with one hand, and then turned around and used the other one to pin the football to his helmet for one of the best touchdowns of the season so far.
Twitter exploded immediately after Brown hauled in the amazing catch. Here are some of the best reactions to his third touchdown of the game.
Twitter users seem to agree that Brown has already cemented himself as one of the best receivers the league has ever seen, and he’s still in his prime, which is downright scary for opposing teams. Good luck attempting to stop him.