Brown also leads the NFL with 1,161 receiving yards and is tied for third with nine receiving touchdowns.
Brown used a hestitation move to free himself for a 12-yard score in the fourth quarter. He drew a game-high 11 targets and has caught at least five passes in 27 straight games.
Brown is on a bye Week 12.
Brown caught eight passes for 74 yards, but most of his production came with the team in desperate catch-up mode. His 10-yard snag on the team's first possession put him over 1,000 for the season faster than any Pittsburgh player ever, but he finished the first half with just three catches for 16 yards. He also fumbled twice in the second quarter, one on a muffed punt.
Held out of the end zone for the first time since Week 7, Brown will attempt to return to that familiar territory when the Steelers travel to Tennessee next Monday night.
After scoring twice in Week 8 while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger delivered six touchdown passes, Brown only saw one touchdown score a week later when the signal caller repeated the feat. The receiver did most of the work on his touchdown, making a tough catch near the sideline, stiff-arming a defender and racing across the field for a 54-yard score. Brown is just a hair shy of his third career 1,000-yard season, with 71 receptions, 996 yards and eight touchdowns to his credit in just nine games. He'll look for another big performance in Week 10 against the Jets.
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Brown was held catchless in the first quarter before helping bury the Colts. He snagged an 8-yard touchdown pass one-handed midway through the second quarter, added a 47-yard score three minutes later and finished the half with five receptions for 93 yards. That marked his 24th straight game with at least five catches and 50 yards.
He was not done, however. Brown added five more catches for 40 yards after intermission to finish with 10 for 133. He has seven consecutive games with at least 84 yards receiving and is on pace for 120 receptions for 1,704 yards and 14 touchdowns on the year. He will try to remain on a roll next Sunday with Baltimore in town.
Brown tweeted a photo that appeared to show both of his feet were inbounds. Brown posted a "derogatory remark" with the photo, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Brown said he doesn't regret making the comment and will accept any punishment the NFL might hand out.
"When you’re passionate about something, you speak your mind," Brown said Tuesday night on his radio show on 970 ESPN. “Touchdowns are hard to come by in the NFL. That would have given us a two-touchdown lead and made it harder for [the Texans]."
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