Brown had six receptions on seven targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-14 win against the Giants. Brown's 22-yard touchdown was a thing of beauty, as Ben Roethlisberger extended the play outside the pocket before throwing a mini jump ball to Brown in the back of the end zone. Roethlisberger threw for just 85 yards in the second half, with Le'Veon Bell taking over, so Brown was not needed much after halftime. With four touchdowns in the last two weeks and 11 scores overall, Brown will look to stay hot next week at Buffalo.
Brown caught five of six passes for 91 yards and three touchdowns in the Steelers' 28-7 win over the Colts on Thursday. Brown did most of his damage early, taking advantage of a hobbled Vontae Davis (ankle), beating the Indianapolis cornerback early for two touchdowns before Davis left the game for good with a groin injury. Brown had just one reception after halftime, although it was good for 22 yards and his third score. He now has an NFL-best 10 games with multiple touchdown receptions over the last three seasons.
Brown reeled in eight of 10 passes for 76 yards during Sunday's win in Cleveland. On a day in which Ben Roethlisberger went to the air 36 times, the targets allotted Brown were standard, as he's reached double-digits in the category in eight of 10 games this season. Outside of Le'Veon Bell's eight catches for 55 yards, the remaining Steelers totaled a measly seven receptions for 36 yards on 17 targets. While the weapons around him may be underwhelming, Brown will continue to be Roethlisberger's favorite co-target with Bell on a weekly basis.
Brown caught 14 of 18 targets for 154 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He also lost 10 yards on his only carry of the 35-30 loss. Brown was limited to a few short catches in the first half, but he did more damage as the game reached the latter stages and finished with a season-high in yardage. He nearly won the game with a well-executed fake spike play for a touchdown with 42 seconds left, only to see Dallas drive the length of the field for a score of their own. Perhaps most importantly for Brown's stock, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (knee) came through with a strong performance, indicating that the duo will have the opportunity to connect for stellar fantasy returns on a weekly basis. They will have the opportunity to do so again next week against the winless Browns.
Brown corralled seven of 11 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown Sunday in Baltimore. Brown was kept in check for most of the afternoon, but salvaged his day with a 23-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh's top receiving threat was happy to see starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (knee) back, even if Big Ben's mobility and ability to extend plays were still limited. Brown is on pace for "only" 1,354 yards after eight games after totaling at least 1,499 in each of the past three seasons.
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