On January 9, 2016 the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated their divisional rival Cincinnati Bengals, 18-16, in a thrilling Wild Card Playoff game with its share of excitement and controversy. Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown caught 7 balls for 119 yards that day, with one long reception of 60 yards. On the final drive and in the game's defining play on 4th down and long, Brown took a vicious late hit by the Bengals loose-cannon linebacker Vontaze Burfict that drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty and set up the game-winning field goal for Pittsburgh. The hit also knocked Brown out of the game as he lay on the field motionless for several minutes, with Steeler Nation holding its breath. Brown would miss his team's next game in the Divisional round with a concussion, and subsequently Pittsburgh fell to the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. For the 2015 season, Brown has one of the greatest statistical years ever, leading the NFL in receptions (136) and receiving yards (1,834)--both Steeler team records.
Presented here is Antonio Brown's game-worn, signed and inscribed Steelers road jersey from that hard-fought playoff game. The white Nike 'ON FIELD' jersey comes in size 38 with the appropriate tagging inside the collar indicating the manufacturer's code and a "2015" flag tag. His No. 84 appears on the front, back and shoulders in black tackle twill and the sleeves are adorned with the patented Steeler gold, black and white striped pattern. "BROWN" in gold tackle twill outline in black is sewn on the upper back across a white nameplate. The Steelers team crest patch adorns the left upper chest, with the NFL shield patch at the V-neck collar and Nike Swoosh logos on each sleeve. On the front, a piece of equipment tape labeled "1-9-16 PiT-18 CiN-16"
is affixed across the '4'', most likely done by the team's equipment
manager. Brown has signed and inscribed the back numbers in bold 9/10
silver felt marker with the following: "7 Rec 119 yards Steelers Win
18-16” on the '8'; and "Playoff Jersey Antonio Brown 84 Game Used
1-9-16” on the '4'.
This jersey is absolutely punished with game use--fitting when you consider the physical punishment Brown took throughout the game culminating in that fateful final play. The front has a massive reddish area of paint transfers around the '4" from Bengals players and other contact marks. The reverse has a brownish stain on the back right shoulder engulfing the 'N' in his name. Both of these areas can easily be photo-matched to game images. It exhibits heavy sweat staining throughout but comes otherwise
as-issued and problem-free. Incredible gamer from one of the NFL''s
Include LOA signed by Antonio Brown. Fanatics Authentic hologram (#GUFB-000815). Autograph and inscriptions pre-certified by PSA/DNA.