Brown caught two of four targets for 24 yards Sunday in the Bills' 38-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. The Kansas City secondary did an exceptional job of shutting down Buffalo's primary outside receivers in the contest, with Brown, Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis combining for eight receptions for 101 yards on 18 targets. The lackluster outing concluded an up-and-down season for Brown, who provided a number of big plays through the first half of the Bills' schedule before being derailed by the ankle sprain he suffered Week 10 in Arizona. Brown proceeded to miss the Bills' subsequent six games, then returned for Week 17 and the team's ensuing playoff run. He wasn't able to make a consistent splash in the Bills' final four games, however, reeling in 14 of 23 targets for 158 yards and a touchdown in those contests.
Brown caught eight of his 11 targets for 62 yards during Saturday's 17-3 divisional-round win against the Ravens. Brown got his night started with a four-yard reception on Buffalo's opening drive, adding a pair of crafty sideline-straddling catches for 33 yards on subsequent plays later in the half. The veteran wideout ultimately tied Stefon Diggs for the team lead in receptions, though Brown proved to be more of a safety-valve option with his 7.8 yards-per-catch average. The output nonetheless provides a stark improvement from Brown's zero-catch showing in the wild-card round versus Indianapolis. He now prepares for an AFC Championship Game matchup against either Kansas City or Cleveland.
Brown failed to catch any of his four targets in Saturday's 27-24 wild-card round win over the Colts. Buffalo was able to advance despite Brown's dud. The veteran receiver battled through an injury-riddled regular season but seemed to be healing up down the stretch, so this goose egg was unexpected. He still tied for third on the team in targets and will look to redeem himself in the AFC divisional round next week.
Brown caught all four of his targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 56-26 win over the Dolphins. Brown scored his third touchdown of the season from 32 yards out late in the first half. The explosive wide receiver battled through knee and ankle injuries this season but was effective when healthy, topping 70 yards in five of nine games played. A healthy Brown will be key to Buffalo's hopes in the postseason, and he appears to be all systems go heading into next week's wild-card round after coming off both IR and the reserve/COVID-19 list. Brown finishes the regular season with 33 catches for 458 yards and three touchdowns.
Brown (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. After previously having missed time with an ankle injury, the 30-year-old was activated from injured reserve at the start of the week, but he was immediately shifted to the COVID-19 list as a high-risk close contact of an infected person or persons. Having since cleared all health-related protocols, Brown will rejoin the Bills for Sunday's regular-season finale, spelling an end to a five-game absence. While Brown should rejoin the starting lineup at receiver alongside Stefon Diggs and one of Cole Beasley (ankle) or Gabriel Davis, all of the Bills' primary wideouts could be rested to some degree during the Week 17 contest with Buffalo locked in as either the AFC's No. 2 or 3 seed in the playoffs.
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