Brown's Big Night Lifts Steelers over Titans

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Brown showed once again on Thursday Night why he is probably the best wide receiver in the NFL. He was able to do anything and everything with 10 catches for 144 yards receiving and three touchdowns in a Steelers 40-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.

He caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter. With the Titans trailing 10-0, Marcus Mariota scored on a 7-yard touchdown run.

T.J. Watt blocked a potential 48-yard field goal try by Tennessee in the second quarter.

With the Titans trailing 16-7 at the start of the third-quarter, Mariota threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Rishard Matthews. Matthews finished with 113 receiving yards on five catches and a touchdown. Mariota had a rough night with completing 22-of-33 passes for 306 yards one touchdown and four interceptions, along with five rushing yards on five attempts and a touchdown.

Later in the third, Brown caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Big Ben. Delanie Walker (6 receptions 92 yards) dropped a potential touchdown pass in the third-quarter for the Titans and they had to settle for a 44-yard field goal by Ryan Succop.

At the start of the fourth, Roethlisberger threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Jesse James. Brown caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger to put the icing on the cake. Roethlisberger completed 30-of-45 passes for 299 yards and four touchdowns.

Chris Boswell made four field goals for Pittsburgh (41, 28, 50, and 26 yards). Le'Veon Bell had a quiet night for the Steelers with 46 rushing yards on 12 carries and nine receptions for 57 yards. The Titans will travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts (3-7) next Sunday and the Steelers will host the Green Bay Packers (5-4) next Sunday Night.