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Surprising statistical twists to Steelers loss

Despite the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 loss to the New England Patriots Thursday night, there were plenty of statistics which pointed to a Steelers team who is far from dead after just one week.

Steelers snap totals and percentages vs. NE

Despite the Steelers losing to the Patriots 28-21 to the Patriots Thursday night, check out who played, how many snaps and the percentages for each player.

Pro Football Focus grades Steelers after loss

Pro Football Focus analyzes every NFL player in every game. See how the Pittsburgh Steelers individually graded out after their 28-21 loss to the New England Patriots.

Week 1: Chill out or freak out

It was a rough game against the New England Patriots. What is worth freaking out over, and what should fans chill out about?

Steelers stumble in season opener vs Patriots

Grab some Maalox as last night's Steelers loss at New England could be a preview of what is to come for the black & gold.

Suisham's absence maybe the most vital in Week 1

The Steelers let several huge opportunities slip away in their 28-21 loss to the Patriots on Thursday night. However, the outcome still may have been different had Shaun Suisham been kicking field goals instead of Josh Scobee.

Steelers respond to NE loss on Twitter

The Pittsburgh Steelers came up short on Thursday night against the New England Patriots. See what the players said when they took to social media following the loss.

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The NFL statement on the headset issue on the Steelers sideline Thursday night

The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots locked horns Thursday night, and it wouldn't be a game without the Patriots somehow finding themselves involved in controversy. See what the NFL had to say about the headset issues on the Steelers' sideline during the Thursday night game.

Steelers vs. Patriots: Winners and Losers

The Pittsburgh Steelers were unable to claim victory in New England against the defending champions, but not all news was bad following the game. Take a look at some winners and losers after the team's loss to the Patriots.

Squandered opportunities lead to Patriots victory

The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to New England to play the Patriots, and felt first-hand just how difficult it is to beat the defending Super Bowl champions in Week 1.

Steelers vs. Patriots: 2nd half open thread

It's game time and the Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into the second half against the New England Patriots. Get all the news you'll need with the best commentary from the best fans around in the open thread!

Steelers vs. Patriots: 1st Half Open Thread

It is game time, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are squaring off against the New England Patriots. Get all the news you'll need, with the best commentary from the best fans around in the open thread!

5 players to watch in Steelers vs. Patriots

The preseason is over, and the spotlight doesn't get brighter in the regular season that kicking off the 2015 regular season. See which Pittsburgh Steelers to keep an eye on during the game Thursday night.

Steelers vs Pats Expert Picks: Who they are taking

The Pittsburgh Steelers are underdogs heading into the Thursday night game against the New England Patriots. See who the experts are taking in this matchup of AFC heavyweights.

Steelers success hiding behind one big 8-Ball

Can't decide on how this version of the Pittsburgh Steelers will fare in 2015? Join the club as the team faces the start of the season missing 3 key offensive starters & a defense that looks to be in shambles.

Steelers vs. Patriots: 5 key matchups

The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots sparks interest in a unique way. Take a look at 5 key matchups facing these two teams heading into the Week 1 brawl in Foxborough, MA.

Betting the Black & Gold: Week 1 vs. the Patriots

The Steelers look to prevent the Patriots from covering the spread in Foxboro on Thursday night.

Revisiting my off-season Steelers predictions

In May, I made some bold predictions about how the Steelers would fare in 2015 -- five applied to the recently drafted (and undrafted) rookies, and five for the team as a whole. Let's see where those predictions stand now.

Podcast: Steelers vs. Patriots Preview Special

BTSC 'The Standard is the Standard' doubled up their coverage of the Steelers and Patriots game in a unique fashion giving you the best podcast around to get your prepared for the game. Definitely worth the listen.

Fantasy: Steelers to start & sit vs. the Patriots

As the Steelers prepare for the big stage Thursday night, see who you should start and sit on your Fantasy Football roster from the black and gold.

Steelers vs. Patriots Final Injury Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers are putting the final touches on their preparations for the New England Patriots, but both teams will be without their starting centers Thursday night. See the final injury report before prime time.

Steelers v. Patriots: Three keys to the game

The Steelers are underdogs in tomorrow's season opener against the Patriots, but if a few factors go in their favor, they could see victory.

Steelers vs. Patriots Predictions: Who leaves 1-0?

The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots are set to do battle Thursday night. Who will come out victorious of these two AFC power houses?

Pats defense taking to the field w/o Wilkfork

For the first time since 2003, the Patriots will take to the field without legendary nose tackle Vince Wilfork.

Mailbag: What must be done for PIT to start 1-0

The Pittsburgh Steelers are getting ready to travel to play the New England Patriots. With such a difficult opponent to start the season, fans have questions they want answered. Time for another BTSC Mailbag.

Press Coverage an Answer for Patriots?

Keith Butler looks to slow down the Patriots offense utilizing more press coverage.

Steelers vs. Patriots Injury Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers are already without their starting center, and the New England Patriots might not have their starting center Thursday night either.

Steelers vs. Patriots: Time, odds, injuries, picks

The NFL regular season is about to get started Thursday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers play the New England Patriots in prime time. Get all the information you'll need to know surrounding the game right here.

Steelers suddenly huge underdogs for Thursday

Thanks to Steelers suspensions, vacated Patriots suspensions, a dreadful performance by the defense in the preseason, and injuries, there is slightly less optimism surrounding the start of Pittsburgh's 2015 campaign. A Week 1 win would go a long way.

Pats 2 TE set might be too much for Steelers Def.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a tall task ahead of them Thursday night when they face the New England Patriots. BTSC got the low-down from Pats Pulpit on the upcoming game.

Updating the Steelers' depth chart vs the Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for the New England Patriots, and their depth chart might give a glimpse of what to expect from the roster on Thursday night.

Steelers trying to do the unthinkable Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a tall task ahead of them Thursday night, and it has everything to do with playing the defending champions on prime time to kick off the new NFL season.

Steelers share thoughts on season opener

A few Steelers shared comments with the media about Thursday's upcoming match-up against the New England Patriots.

Starting CBs vs. Patriots still undecided

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the New England Patriots on Thursday night, the cornerbacks who will start is still undecided.

Will Allen to start over Shamarko Thomas Thursday

Shamarko Thomas has had a rough preseason, and such a performance has lead the team to start veteran Will Allen Thursday over the young safety.

Patriots WR Brandon LaFell placed on PUP list

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be traveling to Foxborough to play the New England Patriots Thursday, and the Patriots will be without one of their best receiving options in Brandon LaFell.