The Patriots chances at hosting the AFC Championship Game next Sunday just took a big hit. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will miss the team's divisional match up with the Denver Broncos due to a concussion he suffered last week against the Bengals.
Brown took a shot to the head from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter. The hit, which drew an obvious unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, along with another unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones minutes later, set the Steelers up for an easy game-winning field goal with less than a minute to go in the game.
Burfict was hit with a three-game suspension as a result of the hit.
The Steelers will also be without the services of running back DeAngelo Williams, and Ben Roethlisberger is suffering from a separated shoulder but will play.
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