Steelers WR Brown bursts on the scene


For the Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The first time Antonio Brown officially touched the football as an NFL player, he took it 89 yards for a touchdown.

Knowing that, it shouldn't come as a surprise that he made arguably the biggest play in his first playoff game.

Brown burst onto the national scene Saturday with a timely and creative 58-yard reception on 3rd and 19 that set up the Steelers' winning touchdown vs. the Ravens. He beat his defender with speed down the sideline, and hauled in a Ben Roethlisberger pass.

Then came the tricky part. He held on to it as veteran teammate Hines Ward said, between "the Steelers emblem (on his helmet) and his right hand."

Brown is not a familiar name - in part because he wasn't even active for seven of Pittsburgh's first 11 games - but he is quickly making a name for himself, as the Steelers (13-4) prepare for the New York Jets (13-5).

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