The Pittsburgh Steelers’ push for a playoff berth will go on without wide receiver Antonio Brown.
The perennial Pro Bowler will sit out the season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals with a knee injury. Pittsburgh will also be without starting inside linebacker Vince Williams (toe) and safety Sean Davis, who is dealing with a quadriceps injury.
Kicker Matt McCrane will make his debut for Pittsburgh after Chris Boswell was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
The Steelers need to win and hope the Ravens lose to Cleveland to capture the AFC North. Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with a victory over the Bengals and a tie between Indianapolis and Tennessee on Sunday night.
Cincinnati will play without linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who was diagnosed with a concussion last week. Hardy Nickerson will start in place of Burfict.
The Chiefs are missing running back Spencer Ware because of a hamstring injury and star safety Eric Berry because of a recurrence of his heel problem as they try to clinch the AFC West and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs against Oakland.
Damien Williams will get the start at running back for Kansas City. Darrel Williams, who also has been dealing with a hamstring issue, will back him up along with Charcandrick West.
Top cornerback Kendall Fuller returned after missing the Chiefs’ previous game with a broken hand. He was still wearing a cast, but planned to start opposite Steven Nelson against the Raiders.
Todd Gurley is skipping the Los Angeles Rams’ last game of the regular season to rest his sore knee for the playoffs.
Gurley entered the finale leading the NFL with 21 touchdowns, but he will miss the Rams’ final two games of the regular season. The Rams also faced San Francisco without starting safety Lamarcus Joyner.
The 49ers wrapped up their fifth straight non-winning season without running back Matt Breida and receivers Dante Pettis and Marquise Goodwin. Breida and Pettis were placed on injured reserve.
The Seahawks will be without starting safety Tedric Thompson for the second straight game because of a chest injury. The Seahawks are also down starting left guard J.R. Sweezy because of a sprained foot. Sweezy was injured last week against Kansas City, but is hoping to play in the opening round of the playoffs.
Newly acquired safety D.J. Swearinger is inactive for Arizona, along with starting defensive end Markus Golden and backup Benson Mayowa. Swearinger was claimed off waivers this week after his release by Washington.
With rookie running back Phillip Lindsay on IR after injuring his right wrist last week, eight Broncos who started multiple games on offense aren’t in uniform for the finale against the Chargers.
For the third straight week, safety Su’a Cravens and outside linebacker Shane Ray are healthy scratches for Denver.
Here are the inactives for Sunday’s games:
Bengals: WR Hunter Sharp, CB Tony McRae, LB Vontaze Burfict, OT Cedric Ogbuehi, TE Jordan Franks, RB Quinton Flowers, OT Kent Perkins
Steelers: WR Antonio Brown (knee), LB Vince Williams (toe), S Sean Davis (quadriceps), QB Mason Rudolph, OT Zach Banner, DE L.T. Walton, OLB Ola Adeniyi (edited)
Browns: QB Drew Stanton, DB Denzel Ward, OL Kyle Kalis, OL Desmond Harrison, DL Chad Thomas, DL Carl Davis.
Ravens: QB Robert Griffin III, RB Javorius Allen, OL Alex Lewis, WR Jordan Lasley, DT Zach Sieler, FB/DL Patrick Ricard.
Eagles: QB Carson Wentz, LG Isaac Seumalo, WR Shelton Gibson, WR Mike Wallace, LB D.J. Alexander, DT Bruce Hector.
Redskins: TE Vernon Davis, TE JP Holtz, LB Marquis Flowers, LB Ryan Henderson, OL Zac Kerin, DL Ty Nsekhe, DL Matt Ioannidis.
Raiders: CB Montrel Meander, WR Keon Hatcher, CB Rico Gafford, OL Justin Murray, DT Maurice Hurst, OL Denver Kirkland, TE Paul Butler
Chiefs: WR Sammy Watkins, OL Kahlil McKenzie, OL Jimmy Murray, S Eric Berry, RB Spencer Ware, TE Deon Yelder, LB Tanoh Kpassagnon
Bears: WR Allen Robinson II, S Eddie Jackson, FB Michael Burton, OT Rashaad Coward, TE Daniel Brown, DT Nick Williams, LB Aaron Lynch.
Vikings: QB Kyle Sloter, WR Chad Beebe, CB Xavier Rhodes, FB C.J. Ham, CB/PR Marcus Sherels, LB Eric Kendricks, DE Tashawn Bower.
SAN FRANCISCO-LOS ANGELES RAMS
49ers: WR Marquise Goodwin, S Tyree Robinson, OL Erik Magnuson, OT Shon Coleman, TE Garrett Celek, NT Earl Mitchell, DL Sheldon Day.
Rams: S Lamarcus Joyner, RB Todd Gurley, OLB Ogbo Okoronkwo, LB Trevon Young, OL Jamil Demby, DT Sebastian Joseph-Day, DT Tanzel Smart.
Cardinals: WR J.J. Nelson, WR Jalen Tolliver, S D.J. Swearinger, DE Markus Golden, T Zack Golditch, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, DE Benson Mayowa.
Seahawks: S Tedric Thompson, CB Kalan Reed, RB Bo Scarbrough, LB Emmanuel Ellerbee, G J.R. Sweezy, DE Rasheem Green, DE Dion Jordan.
Chargers: CB Jeff Richards, RB Troymaine Pope, RB Detrez Newsome, C/G Cole Toner, WR Dylan Cantrell, DE Anthony Lanier, DT T.Y. McGill.
Broncos: S Su’a Cravens, CB Craig Mager, OLB Shane Ray, DE DeMarcus Walker, G/C Niko Falah, OLB Aaron Wallace, CB Horace Richardson.
Cowboys: QB Mike White, RB Ezekiel Elliott, LB Chris Covington, G Zack Martin, T Tyron Smith, DL David Irving, DL Tyrone Crawford.
Giants: WR Odell Beckham Jr., DB Kamrin Moore, LB Alec Ogletree, WR Russell Shepard, TE Rhett Ellison, TE Garrett Dickerson, DL Mario Edwards Jr.
NEW YORK JETS-NEW ENGLAND
Jets: QB Davis Webb, WR Jermaine Kearse, CB Trumaine Johnson, DB Brandon Bryant, OT Eric Smith, DL Destiny Vaeao, DL Folorunso Fatukasi
Patriots: WR Cordarrelle Patterson, DL Keionta Davis, S Obi Melifonwu, CB Duke Dawson, TE Jacob Hollister, DE Adrian Clayborn, OL James Ferentz.
Lions: CB Nevin Lawson, CB Jamal Agnew, TE Luke Willson, DE Mitchell Loewen, WR Kenny Golladay, C Leo Koloamatangi, LB Nicholas Grigsby
Packers: QB Tim Boyle, WR Davante Adams, WR Equanimeous St. Brown, CB Jaire Alexander, OL Nico Siragusa, OL Jason Spriggs, LB Kendall Donnerson
Falcons: K Giorgio Tavecchio, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, DB Ryan Neal, LB Bruce Carter, G Wes Schweitzer, DT Justin Zimmer, DT Terrell McClain.
Buccaneers: WR DeSean Jackson, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, DB Josh Shaw, CB David Rivers, DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches, TE Tanner Hudson, DE Carl Nassib.
Dolphins: CB Xavien Howard (knee), S T.J. McDonald (ankle), WR Isaiah Ford, DT Kendrick Norton, OLs Isaac Asiata and Zach Sterup, QB David Fales.
Bills: WR Deonte Thompson (toe), LB Julian Stanford (ankle), RB Keith Ford, CB Ryan Lewis (concussion), DE Eddie Yarbrough, OL Vladimir Ducasse, QB Derek Anderson.