As the AFC championship game approaches, many Steelers affected by the flu (Shutdown Corner)

The Pittsburgh Steelers, already underdogs as they go to Foxborough for the AFC championship game, didn’t need any more hurdles to cross. Four Steelers players didn’t practice Wednesday because of “illness,” and tight end Ladarius Green was added to Thursday’s report with the same designation. ESPN said that according to Steelers receiver Cobi Hamilton, 15 Steelers have been affected.