TAMPA — Antonio Brown has been a difference maker during the Bucs’ six-game win streak.
But he wasn’t much of a factor in their 30-20 win over the Saints on Sunday. Brown played only 29 snaps and caught one pass for 10 yards before leaving the game in the second half with a knee injury.
“He’s in MRI right now,” coach Bruce Arians said Monday afternoon, adding that the Bucs will know more later in the day.
With Brown out, the Bucs got huge receptions from rookie Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller. Johnson converted a third-and-11 situation with a twisting, back shoulder reception, his 12th of the season.
Miller hauled in a 29-yard pass from Tom Brady with Brown on the Bucs bench.
The Bucs had a couple other players leave the game briefly following undisclosed injuries, including cornerbacks Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean.
“All those guys, we’ll know more later this afternoon,” Arians said. “They’re all in the training room. We had a bunch of them, but I don’t think any of them are too serious.”
If he can play, Sunday at Green Bay would be Brown’s third conference title game. He had had one catch for 14 yards in a win over the Jets in 2011 and seven receptions for 77 yards in a loss to Tom Brady and the Patriots in 2017.