Shazier recorded five tackles (all solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.
Pittsburgh's defense forced two turnovers and held Kansas City to 106 yards of offense in the first half, led by Shazier's fourth interception in as many games. He'll look to keep the streak going against Tom Brady, who threw only two interceptions during the regular season, but was picked off twice in New England's playoff win this week.
Shazier totaled eight tackles (seven solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday.
The Steelers next face Miami, against whom they failed to record a sack or a turnover earlier this season, in the Wild Card round. Shazier, who missed that Week 6 game, finished the season with 87 tackles (55 solo), including 3.5 sacks. He also had three interceptions, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Shazier was out sick Wednesday and Thursday, but his ability to practice without any limitations Friday implies the linebacker has returned to full health.
Shazier was given the day off Thursday for further rest and recovery. He still has three days before Sunday's Week 17 matchup with the Browns, so there's a good chance he's able to shake the ailment prior to kickoff. That said, we should see his status updated again over the next few days, which will shed further light on his availability for Sunday.
The interception was the second of the season for Shazier, and his first since Week 1. He and the Pittsburgh defense will look to end the regular season on a seven-game win streak when they face Cleveland, against whom they have not lost at home since 2003, in Week 17.
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