It would be reckless to risk a repeat of any of these scenarios by putting key players on the field and exposing them to the possibility of injury.

They lost, as well, to the Patriots earlier this month with Brown missing most of a game that quite likely established New England as the AFC’s No. 1 seed. The Steelers already will be down their most important defender, linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a spinal injury on a hit early in a game against […]