Antonio Brown has NFL single-season receiving yards record in sight

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown continues to prove that he is the best wide receiver in the National Football League today.

During Pittsburgh’s 39-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night, Brown hauled in 11 passes for 213 yards, bringing his totals for the 2017 season up to 99 receptions for 1,509 yards and 9 touchdowns.

The four-time All-Pro currently leads the NFL in both receptions and receiving yards, he is tied for second in the league in touchdown receptions, and his 116.1 receiving yards per game puts him on pace to finish the season with a career-high 1,858 yards.

While all of his current stats are undoubtedly impressive, Brown has a chance to make NFL history if he can close out the 2017 regular season with three strong games.

With 1,509 receiving yards through 13 games, the former sixth-round pick has a legitimate chance to break Calvin Johnson’s single-season yardage record of 1,964 yards.

Johnson set the record as a member of the Detroit Lions in 2012. Brown would need 456 yards in three games (152 yard per game) to set a new all-time mark. Based on his production for the Steelers over the last month, this record is absolutely attainable for Brown.

In his past four games, Brown has caught 39 passes for 627 yards and 6 touchdowns. If he keeps up that pace (156.75 yards per game) for Pittsburgh’s final three games of the season, the former Central Michigan standout with end up with 1,980 yards, setting a new NFL record along the way.

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