Everything Antonio Brown did in his first game with the Patriots

Brown’s first game for Patriots: 4 catches, including a touchdown.

Receiver Antonio Brown experienced his first game day as a member of the Patriots and it didn’t take long for him to be a part of the offense. He caught a pass from Tom Brady on New England’s second play.

Brown was targeted eight times and caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. He also had one carry for five yards on a first-half sweep play.

The Patriots won, 43-0, just eight days after Brown was released by the Raiders and acquired by the Patriots.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about Brown’s debut for New England.

“We’ll take a look at it on film. It was one week. There are a lot of things we can work on. But it was good to have him out there,” Belichick said.

Brown’s locker had been cleared out and he was not in the locker room during the time media was allowed access after the game.

Wide receiver Josh Gordon wasn’t surprised Brown fit right in with the Patriots.

“I don’t think any of us had any doubts about AB’s skill set,” Gordon said.

Below are updates as posted during Sunday’s game.

He caught his first touchdown pass.

Brown caught his first touchdown pass of the season, hauling in a 20-yard pass from Tom Brady to cap a 10-play, 65-yard drive to put the Patriots up 13-0 over the Dolphins with 1:19 left in the second quarter.

He made his first reception.

It didn’t take long for Brown to make his first reception as a member of the Patriots. On New England’s second play of its first drive, Tom Brady hit Brown over the middle on 2nd and 7 for an 18-yard pass. On the next play, they connected on a 10-yard pass. He finished the drive with three catches and 36 yards.

He bonded with Tom Brady.

Catching touchdown passes will do that for you.


Antonio Brown celebrates a touchdown with Tom Brady in Miami.


He was officially active — and warmed up shoe-less.

Brown was not listed among the team’s seven inactive players who must be declared 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

His warmup routine — as has everything Brown has done in his brief stint with the Patriots — attracted some attention.

He left without speaking to reporters.

Which is against league rules.