Steelers’ Antonio Brown Catches Ball Through A Pats Defender (VIDEO)
Oh thank you, Sports Jesus! NFL games that actually count are back. We can stop talking about Deflategate. Okay, maybe we can't. The first game is the Steelers at the Patriots, proving that the NFL will still throw its most controversial teams and players into the open to get ratings.
Patriots fans T-shirts at Gillette tonight pic.twitter.com/WEzUDvZ9wU
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 11, 2015
Okay, so the Pats' first offensive play from scrimmage resulted in a 15-yard offensive penalty, but whatever. The real reasons we were watching were the runs, catches, and hits (sorry kickers, we just don't care unless it's the last play of the game). So the first awesome play of the year belongs to Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown:
Or from another angle:
So wait, why is there a secondary if Brown can just catch the ball through them? If that weren't enough, the Steelers also tried an option pass with the left-handed Brown, but the Pats D didn't bite and Brown made the good decision not to throw the ball.
Of course he did.
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David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.
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