Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown are not only two of the best receivers in the NFL, but they’re also pretty good friends. And it appears that friendship does not take a break even when Beckham’s New York Giants take on Brown’s Pittsburgh Steelers – as the two teams did Sunday.
On a second-and-3 with 7:22 left in the first half, Ben Roethlisberger hit Brown for a 22-yard touchdown pass that put the Steelers up by 11 points.
Brown snuck in a quick end-zone dance – a more abbreviated routine that didn’t draw a flag – after his leaping catch. As Brown celebrated, the cameras switched to Beckham while he was flashing a quick smile watching his friend — who just happened to put Beckham's team in a bigger hole. You can see Beckham’s smile at the 22-second mark.
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While old-school NFL fans will bristle at this, chumminess between NFL players has become more prevalent in recent years.
Beckham finished the half with one catch for 10 yards while Brown had four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown. The Steelers went into halftime leading 14-0 as they looked to snap New York’s six-game winning streak.