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Antonio Brown's incredible toe-tapping catch was the only reason the Steelers beat the Packers

He is not human.

Antonio Brown further cemented his status as one of the best wide receivers of this generation with his catch against the Packers on Sunday Night Football.

Brown kept laser focus on the ball, while getting his left foot down flat in bounds, while somehow dragging his right to secure the catch.

The Steelers got the ball with just 17 seconds left in the game after the Steelers forced a three-and-out in just a minute and three seconds. Brown’s catch was the very first play of that drive which started on their own 30-yard line, and resulted in a 23-yard gain.

Brown then got another 14 yards, before a dump off pass to Le’Veon Bell resulted in a 2-yard loss. It put the ball at the Packers’ 33, where Boswell nailed his 53-yard field goal for the 31-28 win:

The Steelers were then able to set up a game-winning 53-yard field goal by Chris Boswell, to survive Brett Hundley’s best game of his career.

Hundley finished the game completing 17 of his 26 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns. It was the type of performance Mike McCarthy and company needed from him in hopes of keeping the Packers’ playoff hopes alive, and yet it still wasn’t enough.

Ben Roethlisberger had a game himself with 351 passing yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. The hero of the game, Antonio Brown, had 10 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns.

It didn’t come easy, but the Steelers took the Packers best punch, and came out with a win after a complete offensive performance while missing rookie phenom JuJu Smith-Schuster.

It wasn’t a game with significant meaning for the Steelers, but there’s no question Brown’s catch will be talked about in Pittsburgh for years to come.