As the Steelers prepare to put their three-game winning streak on the line against the Patriots, the home team will be missing two key veteran players.
Receiver Hines Ward (ankle) and linebacker James Farrior (calf) have been downgraded to out, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Ward injured his ankle against the Cardinals last week. With Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, and Emmanuel Sanders, the offense isn’t expected to miss a beat. If it doesn’t, it’s hard not to wonder whether the Steelers will decide after the season that it could be time to move on from Ward.