Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown hauled in a difficult catch in the first quarter of the NFL season against the New England Patriots at Gillette Field on Thursday.
Guarded tightly by Patriots safety Malcolm Butler—the late-game hero of New England’s Super Bowl XLIX victory—Brown cut upfield before hooking back toward the pass from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. With the throw slightly off target to his left, Brown had to leap over Butler’s helmet to make the catch.
Brown, entering his sixth NFL season, led the NFL with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards in 2014. He also finished tied for second with 13 receiving touchdowns.
- Mike Fiammetta