Antonio Brown and Julio Jones both capped off impressive seasons on Sunday. Jones’ season will end with the Falcons left out of the playoffs, while Brown helped lift the Steelers to a playoff berth (along with a Jets loss).
Both receivers made their way into the record books. We take a look at their numbers on the season.
The NFL's first 1,800-yard duo
Jones and Brown combined for more receiving yards than any other wide receiver duo in a season in NFL history, with 3,705 yards. Jerry Rice and Isaac Bruce previously held the mark with 3,629 yards, doing so in 1995.
Jones’ 149 receiving yards on Sunday propelled him into second all time in receiving yards in a single season with 1,871 yards, trailing Calvin Johnson’s 1,964 in 2012. Brown also joined the top four, ending the season with 1,834. They are the only four players in NFL history to finish with 1,800 receiving yards in a season.
Jones and Brown each finished the season with 136 receptions, which is tied for second-most in a season in NFL history, behind Marvin Harrison’s 143 in 2002.
Brown's hot streak
Antonio Brown became the first player in NFL history to record four games with 175 receiving yards in a season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Brown did a lot of his damage against the Browns in the first half. He was the first player to record 10 receptions, 150 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in a first half since Andre Johnson in 2009 against the Seahawks and the fourth player to do so in the last 25 seasons, according to Elias.