Dec 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Heinz Field. The Dolphins won the game, 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Brown looks to re-write Steelers record books during final two weeks

While the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have a whole heck of a lot to play for the final two weeks of the season, the final two weeks of the 2013 campaign are big for wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Nov 28, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at M

Brown has already put together one of the best seasons a Steelers wide receiver has ever had, but with a couple of big weeks to round out the year, he has a chance to re-write the Steelers record books.

In only his fourth NFL season, Brown has already caught 95 passes for 1,307 yards. Those are All-Pro numbers all by themselves, but if Brown finishes strong he could turn in a season for the ages.

He needs just 92 yards receiving to break Yancey Thigpen’s 1997 team record of 1,398 yards, a mark he could realistically break this Sunday against Green Bay. If he does so, the next number to watch is Hines Ward’s 2002 record of 112 receptions.

That number is a bit more out of reach. Brown’s 95 catches currently has him tied withWard for the second-best season in Steelers history, but if he has a big week this Sunday, Ward’s record could fall in the final game of the season against the Cleveland Browns.

The Browns have a very good secondary, but if the number is attainable and it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Steelers try and feed Brown the ball a ton, mixing in a lot of wide receiver screens to up his reception total.

With not a lot to get excited about the remainder of the 2013 season, Brown’s assault on the Steelers record books is certainly one thing to keep an eye on.

It’s already been a great season for Brown, but it has the chance to become historic before it is all said and done.

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