Antonio Brown is the AFC special-teams player of the week

AP

Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has become a major threat for the team’s offense.  He also has become a dangerous punt returner.

The latter skill set has secured for Brown the AFC special-teams player of the week award.

Brown’s 60-yard punt return for a touchdown broke the back of the Bengals, putting the Steelers up 28-7.

Brown is third in the AFC with 330 punt return yards this season.  He is second in the AFC with a 12.2 punt return average.

A sixth-round pick from Central Michigan in 2010, Brown averages 12.2 yards per punt return, good for second in the AFC.  He leads the conference with 1,665 all-purposes yards.

14 responses to “Antonio Brown is the AFC special-teams player of the week

  1. Rumor has it he’s dedicating the award to the ref who gave him the wink and nod after the obvious ignored call saw around the world.

  2. Congratulations, Antonio!!!!! We’ve been richly blessed at wide receiver this season. If only we had such talented depth on the offensive line!

  3. “Brown is third in the AFC with 330 punt return yards this season. He is second in the AFC with a 12.2 punt return average.

    A sixth-round pick from Central Michigan in 2010, Brown averages 12.2 yards per punt return, good for second in the AFC. He leads the conference with 1,665 all-purposes yards.”

    Good info, although i wish you could let us know one more time what his punt return average is along with his rank in the afc…

  4. Without the fanfare found with other teams, Antonio is quickly becoming one of the great receivers in the League.
    For those of us who follow on a regular basis, we have seen him leapfrog many others in only his second year. His route running, glue fingers, and speed is magnified by his toughness. And he’s not a diva. Imagine that!
    He should be a force on this team and in the league for years.

  5. Steelers have the deepest WR group in the league. Who else goes 6 deep with superstars like Wallace, Brown, Sanders, Cotchery, Ward and Heath Miller?

  6. Huge Steelers fan, but I will have to disagree with vincentbojackson; I will Greenbay the slight and I mean very slight edge with Jennings, Nelson, Jones, Finley, Cobb, and Driver. I would love for us to get another shot at them, and see how they handle our 5 wide set with a healthy Sanders. By the way great job Carnell Lake has done with the secondary he has gotten those boys playing much better. Keenan Lewis, as well as rookie Cortez Allen have made major contributions. Go Steelers!!

  7. It was a great return. Steelers absolutely deserved the game. It was a huge blown call, not calling the illegal block in the back. But even if it gets called back…we still get killed. Congrats Antonio

  8. I met Antonio about a month ago. He’s a quiet player with a strong work ethic. He has a bright future with a lot of potential. Hopefully the Rooney’s lock him up long term.

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