WATCH: A.J. Brown’s 3 TD performance in Eagles’ win over Steelers
A.J. Brown has been the perfect addition to the Philadelphia Eagles thus far in the season.
Philly has longed for receiver production and may have gotten even more than they expected from Brown. Brown has broken his single-game receiving yards record twice in just seven games with the Eagles.
Today, Brown posted a career-high 156 yards and three touchdowns.
A.J. Brown Dominant First-Half
Brown had five catches for 113 yards and three touchdowns before halftime against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s worth noting that several times he won against double coverage and abused one of the best safeties in the league, Minkah Fitzpatrick. After his third touchdown of the day, Brown took the opportunity to point at the Steelers’ defensive backs, who he beat on the play.
Brown is the fifth Eagles player over the past 20 seasons with 3-plus receiving touchdowns in a game, joining Terrell Owens, Brian Westbrook, Kevin Curtis, and Riley Cooper. This also marks the first time a Philadelphia receiver recorded three receiving touchdowns of 20-plus air yards in a game since 2006.
Eagles WR A.J. Brown with the Taunt of the Century
The fact that the officials felt the need to penalize A.J. Brown over this is pretty lame. You should be allowed to do whatever you want when you score three touchdowns in a half. Steelers receiver Chase Claypool did far worse later in the game and didn’t get penalized for it. But that’s the officials for you; they feel the need to be the center of attention at all times when in reality, this game was all about A.J. Brown destroying the Steelers.
Following the 35-13 win over Pittsburgh, the Eagles now sit at 7-0 with a Thursday Night Matchup vs. Houston on the horizon.
Mandatory Credit: The Philadelphia Inquirer