The Pittsburgh Steelers will help kick off the 2015 NFL regular season by playing the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on the league's prime time stage in Foxborough, MA Thursday night. The game will be one to keep an eye on as Tom Brady returns to the field with something to prove after an offseason of turbulence surrounding the Deflategate scandal. Also, more information was dug up on the Patriots' Spygate case years ago, which will add a new element to the game and the discussion surrounding the home team.
Filmroom: Beat Tom Brady with tight coverage
We bring you part of what we think needs to be in the blueprint for the Steelers' defense to get to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
The game will be without many superstars. The Patriots will be without WR Brandon LaFell and LeGarrette Blount, and the Steelers will be without Le'Veon Bell, Maurkice Pouncey and Martavis Bryant. However, despite the lack of firepower, the only two players the NFL needs in the lineup are Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady. Brady has had the Steelers' number throughout his career, but Keith Butler's defense looks to put a stop to that in Week 1.
Be sure to get all the information to prepare yourself for the big game September 10th.
Patriots (-6.5) vs. Steelers
New England Patriots:
C Bryan Stork (Concussion)
S Tavon Wilson (Quadricep)
QB Landry Jones (Head)
Get all the details for the game below:
Date/Time: Thursday, September 10th, 8:30 p.m. EST
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TV: Nationally televised: NBC
Online Streaming: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center, and NBC Sports Talk.
Announcers: Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth
Tickets: For tickets fans can visit the NFL Ticket Exchange
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