Steelers WR Antonio Brown scores two touchdowns on first two drives of game

ByJeremy Fowler ESPN logo
Sunday, January 8, 2017

PITTSBURGH -- Wide receiver Antonio Browntorched theMiami Dolphins' secondary for touchdowns of 50 and 62 yards on the Steelers' first two drives in Pittsburgh's 30-12 AFC wild-card victory Sunday, his first career postseason scores.

The 62-yarder was the Steelers' longest postseason passing score since Ben Roethlisberger's 65-yarder to Santonio Holmes in the 2008 AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Brown beat the cornerback on a slant route, then shook the safety and found nothing but open field.

On the 50-yarder, Brown's first score on a screen pass, the receiver took a jab step inside, then cut down the sideline as tight end Jesse James issued a crucial block on Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett.

Brown became the first player since Randy Moss in 2000 to post two receiving touchdowns of 50-plus yards in a single postseason game, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Moss went for 53- and 68-yard scores against the Saints in the NFC divisional playoff.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Brown's 119 receiving yards were the most by a player in the first quarter of a playoff game since Minnesota VikingsreceiverGene Washington's 120 yards in the 1969 NFL Championship Game against the Cleveland Browns.Brown's first-quarter total also more than tripled his 39-yard output against Miami in Week 6.

Brown finished the game with 124 yards on five receptions.

"It's not about stats," the 5-foot-10 Brown recently told ESPN. "It's about getting in that [trophy] hallway and doing something special."

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