Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown ruled out for playoff game vs. Broncos

The Steelers will be without Antonio Brown on Sunday against the Broncos as the superstar wide receiver was ruled out by the team on Friday morning.

Brown suffered a concussion against the Bengals (on a hit that ultimately led to Vontaze Burfict being suspended three games) during the Saturday night wild-card game. 

Adam Jones of Cincinnati claimed following the game Brown was faking-- that looks fairly inaccurate right now.

The Broncos and Steelers will play Sunday afternoon at 4:40 p.m. ET on CBS (details on how to watch and stream online here). 

And you could argue losing Brown is the biggest possible blow of just about any non-quarterback out there. He's the best wide receiver in football and the Broncos are one of the most dangerous defenses in the game.

The last time out against Denver, Brown posted 16 catches for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns in a thrilling comeback win for the Steelers.  

Antonio Brown is ruled out for Sunday's game. (USATSI)
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