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                === Steelers' Brown unlikely to face Chiefs ===
 
 Pittsburgh,  PA (Sports  Network) - Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin
 stated  on Tuesday that wide receiver Antonio Brown is doubtful to play in the
 team's upcoming game against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a left ankle sprain
 he sustained this past weekend.
 
 Tomlin  also  revealed that safety Troy  Polamalu is expected to miss Monday's
 matchup  with the Chiefs as the All-Pro continues to recover from a torn right
 calf that has limited him to just two games this season.
 
 Brown  suffered his  injury during the first quarter of Sunday's 24-20 victory
 over  the New York Giants and did not return, with Tomlin declaring his status
 to be "very much in doubt" for this week.
 
 "We'll  leave  the  door  ajar,  but usually  those  aren't  positive  things,
 particularly  for someone who  earns a living the way he earns a living, which
 is his short-area quickness and things of that nature," said Tomlin of Brown's
 ailment.
 
 Brown  leads Pittsburgh  with  42  catches this  season  and  has totaled  499
 receiving  yards with  one touchdown through the first eight games. The third-
 year  pro posted  career  highs of  69  receptions and  1,108  yards during  a
 breakout campaign in 2011.
 
 Emmanuel  Sanders  replaced Brown  as Pittsburgh's No.  2 receiver and primary
 punt  returner  against the  Giants  and  performed  well, catching  a  4-yard
 touchdown pass and taking a punt back 63 yards in the win.
 
 Polamalu, who has not played since Week 5 and has sat out six of the Steelers'
 last  seven contests, is being targeted to return for the club's Nov. 18 clash
 against rival Baltimore.
 
 Tomlin  does  expect running  back Jonathan  Dwyer to  play against the Chiefs
 after  missing last  week's  tilt  with a  quadriceps  strain. Backfield  mate
 Rashard  Mendenhall,  out three  straight games with  an Achilles problem, was
 termed questionable to go.
 
 Dwyer  had rushed  for over 100 yards in back-to-back wins over Cincinnati and
 Washington before being inactive on Sunday.
 
 In  other team injury news, offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert will likely miss a
 fourth  straight outing with an ankle sprain, while rookie running back/return
 specialist Chris Rainey is uncertain for Monday's game after injuring his ribs
 against the Giants.
 
 
 11/06 16:16:41 ET