The Steelers took a big loss when they found out they would play the end of the regular season without Antonio Brown because of a calf injury, but his teammates remain optimistic he will return for the playoffs.
Running back Le’Veon Bell made a fairly bold statement a few weeks ago that he believed 100 percent Brown would return from his injury by the time the team plays in the divisional round.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Brown will be 100 percent for the divisional round, adding that he would have been healthy enough to play in a wild-card game had the Steelers not secured a first-round bye.
Brown, who suffered a partially torn calf muscle in the first half of the Steelers’ loss to the Patriots in Week 15, has taken to social media to share the progress he has made. On Dec. 24, he posted a video on Twitter taking his first couple of steps since the injury.
To all my teammates, I am doing my best to get back and join the group, Brown wrote, in part.
It was almost like payback for all the chances the Falcons had had to take and hold a lead or to slow or stop the Eagles, but let get away.
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The Falcons still had a chance to negate it all at the end, even saving themselves by following a Mohamed Sanu catch that was overturned on replay, with a huge fourth-down Jones catch.
They couldn’t finish – something too familiar to them over the past year.
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Now, they have a chance to see if this offseason is as miserable, or motivational, or exasperating, as the last one.
As Brees and coach Sean Payton will find similar cracks in the Panthers’ defense to exploit in Lou Brock Womens Jersey the third meeting, it will come down to Carolina’s offense trying to control the game with its running game.