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Adam Jones claims Antonio Brown faked his head injury during play-off game

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Wildcard weekend is behind us and it threw up some history as for the first time ever, all four road teams were victorious.

It gave us a blow-out, a game that only sparked into life late on, a very low scorer and a meeting of two two high flying offenses.

Taking a dive?

The AFC North clash between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night threw up it's fair share of controversy.


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Late on in the game, the Bengals gave away a huge penalty which allowed the Steelers to go down the field and get the game winning field goal.

The hit on wide receiver Antonio Brown has now resulted in Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict being suspended for three games, but another Bengals star has a unique opinion on it.

Despite the hit forcing Brown into the NFL's concussion protocol and leaving his status for Pittsburgh's Divisional round match with the Denver Broncos this weekend up in the air, Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, thinks he was faking it.

Brown may have been sandwiched between two defenders long after the ball had passed him, but according to Jones:

"Go back and look at the play. If you go back and slow-motion play, you tell me that Vontaze hit him in the head or did his shoulder pads barely touch him?" - Jones on Brown's injury

The controversial opinion has sparked a lot of debate amongst NFL fans with most wondering if Jones was watching the same footage they were.

Of course the biggest part of Jones' accusations claim that as he was leaving the field, Brown would then wink at his opponents - which would certainly suggest that he was faking it.

Faking it or not, Brown is now within the concussion protocol and the incident will surely hype up the intensity in the first meeting between the Bengals and Steelers next season.

Moving forward

With the Steelers now taking a trip to Mile High to face the newly rejuvenated Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, they will certainly be needing Brown.

If Brown is unavailable for Sunday's clash, expect to see Martavis Bryant step up for Pittsburgh following his incredible catch on Saturday night.

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