Field goals on the last play decided the outcome of three games on the NFL's opening Sunday, including the Steelers' 30-27 win against Cleveland. But it was Pittsburgh returner/receiver Antonio Brown who delivered the kick that fans will be talking about for years.
While running back a punt in the second quarter, Brown eluded several Cleveland defenders, then attempted to hurdle over punter Spencer Lanning. Instead he ended up kicking Lanning in the facemask, which got him flagged 15 yards for unnecessary roughness. But the play was one of the day's buzziest moments, and it blew up on social media.
“I thought he was going low and I tried to leap over him," Brown told reporters after the game. "It was just a bad outcome of a play."
Brown's move might been spontaneous, but his offseason goal of increasing his explosiveness featured workouts with lots of jumping. Check out some of the drills Brown did, and you can see why he was ready to unleash the hurdle attempt Sunday against Lanning:
Brown had a breakthrough season in 2013 with 110 receptions for 1,499 yards and eight touchdowns to earn second team NFL All-Pro.