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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown
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Steel City Underground presents "Plays of the Year" featuring the tops runs, catches, hits and everything else in-between for the Steelers 2017 season.

I've said it once, I've said it a million times, and I'll probably say it a million times more: Antonio Brown is half-man, half-amazing.

The end of the 2017 season wasn't kind to Brown, who missed the end of the year with an injury sustained in Week 15's game against the Patriots and wouldn't be seen again until the Steelers AFC Divisional Round matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Playing in his first action in roughly a month, AB was thought to not be 100% heading into what would turn out to be the Steelers final game of the season.

As it would turn out, if Brown wasn't 100%, I'd dare say he was 1000%.

A player many felt could be league MVP before an injury took away two and a half games of playing time from him, Brown was up against the league's best cornerback duo in Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye. That didn't seem to phase AB, who on two different touchdown plays, was grabbed, held, and otherwise harassed, yet still came down with incredible catches for scores.

Down 21-0, the Steelers needed a spark. Brown would provide one with the Steelers first points on a 23-yard connection from QB Ben Roethlisberger, despite having his arm held by Bouye.

The second of Antonio's touchdowns on the day came from a desperation heave from Big Ben on a 4th-and-5 from the Jacksonville 43. With both players being known for the uncanny rapport, it showed on this play, where the receiver is once again grabbed by Bouye.

Sadly, these efforts will mostly go unnoticed and forgotten as the Steelers dropped a disappointing loss at home 45-42, taking an early exit from the NFL playoffs.





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