Antonio Brown sprints to finish, breaks his own records

Week 17 came and went, like the entire 2015 season: fast and furious. And as it was all year, few road teams came out alive. Only seven of 16 away squads ended the regular season on a victorious note Sunday, but that didn't mean they weren't a few outstanding performances left in the tank, including two from Greatness on the Road stalwarts.

Greatness on the Road winner

Antonio Brown

It's been a near-historic season for the Steelers' top wideout. Brown entered Sunday's finale with the Browns chasing his own records from 2014; Brown was seven catches and 52 yards shy of topping his franchise record-setting production from last year, and wasted no time doing so.

Brown piled up 10 catches in the first half alone en route to 187 yards off 13 grabs. Worthy of MVP consideration, Brown joins Hines Ward as the only Steeler with consecutive seasons of 10-plus touchdown catches during a campaign that saw him log an outrageous 136 receptions -- just seven behind Marvin Harrison's single-season record -- and 1,834 receiving yards.

However, Brown fell just short -- if 130 yards is short -- of Calvin Johnson's single-season record of 1,964 yards, and failed to keep pace with Falcons stud Julio Jones, who led the league in 2015 with 1,871 receiving yards. We're sure Brown doesn't mind; at least he's postseason-bound.

Runners up

Steve Williams

Who is Steve Williams? Within the first 20 minutes of Sunday's close loss to the Broncos, the Mile High faithful found out. The Chargers cornerback tallied an interception, two forced fumbles and a sack all in the first half, contributing to San Diego's dominant defensive performance early and the Broncos' pulling of Brock Osweiler in the second half. Williams' fumble recovery off of a long Emmanuel Sanders reception deep in San Diego's red zone in the first quarter was especially impressive.

Kirk Cousins


Yes, Kirk. We can't help but like that. Week 16's Greatness on the Road winner barely needed one half of football to get recognized in the season finale. Cousins tossed three touchdowns in the first quarter and completed 80 percent of his passes for 176 yards before getting the hook with 8:16 left in the second quarter. Cousins and the playoff-bound Redskins are riding high into their Wild Card matchup with the Packers. The only shame is that we won't see Cousins on next week's post. 'Til next time, sweet prince.

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