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New Update On Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown pointing into the crowd.

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 26: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a 33 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field on November 26, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

For the Pittsburgh Steelers to make the playoffs, they need to beat the Cincinnati Bengals and watch the Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Ravens. For the former result to happen, they'll likely need the services of star wide receiver Antonio Brown, who is recovering from a knee injury.

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Brown "feels better this morning" and is going to test the injured knee prior to the game before making a final decision.

Brown has not missed a game this season, and is coming off season-highs in last week's loss to the New Orleans Saints.

In the Saints game, Brown had 14 receptions for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the 28-31 loss.

With the performance against the Saints last week, Brown also became the first player in NFL history with six straight seasons of 100 or more receptions.

Brown also leads the NFL in receiving touchdowns with 15 - and will likely retain that lead unless someone else scores at least three this Sunday.

The Steelers are currently 8-6-1 on the season and can only qualify for the playoffs if they win the AFC North title - a feat that can only be achieved with the aforementioned win over Cincinnati and Ravens loss to the Browns.

Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are set to kick off at 4:25 p.m. E.T.

The game will be on CBS.