The Pittsburgh Steelers visit the New England Patriots tonight in the NFL’s Kickoff Game to start the 2015 regular season. New England will be celebrating their Super Bowl XLIX championship, continuing the tradition of the reigning Super Bowl champion playing in the first game of the next season. The Steelers will be looking to knock the Patriots off their perch, the first team to get to take a shot at the champs.
While the rest of the league does not play until Sunday (or Monday) tonight means real football, in real games, is back. How will the season play out? What has the DeflateGate scandal done to the Patriots – galvanized them or given them a hangover? Tonight may not give us all the answers, but it will give us at least the first step in getting us to the answer.
Below you will find all the information you need to watch the game:
Steelers at Patriots
Thursday, Sep. 10
Game Time: 8:30pm ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Weather: 70°F, 30% chance of thunderstorms
TV Channel: NBC
TV Announcers: Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth
Online Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra; Replay of the game on NFL Game Pass
Odds: Patriots by 7.5 | O/U: 52.5
The New England Patriots (0-0) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) announce the following player are on the injury report for this week’s game.
For the Steelers, third string quarterback Landry Jones is the only player on the team’s injury list. Jones, who played in each of the Steelers’ five preseason games, is listed on the team’s Did Not Participate list with a head injury.
New England has four players listed on the team’s injury report. Center Bryan Stork (concussion) is on the team’s Did Not Participate list, while safety Tavon Wilson (quad) is on the team’s Limited Participation list. Running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring) and Trey Flowers (knee) are on the team’s Full Participation list.
Steelers Injury Report:
Out:Landry Jones, quarterback (head)
Patriots Injury Report:
Out: Bryan Stork, center (concussion);
Questionable: Travaris Cadet, running back (hamstring); Trey Flowers, defensive end (knee); Tavon Wilson, safety (quadriceps)