Your Pittsburgh Steelers start the 2015 NFL regular season off with some AFC road action in New England. The Patriots sure have had a quiet offseason, heard almost nothing about them in the news since their Super Bowl win. Wonder how they’re doing up there?
All the time for talk, analysis and predictions is over and the real business of winning and losing football games starts tonight. The Steelers will be without Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant, who are suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy while Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount is out for the same offense as well.
The Steelers had a shot at playing this game against Jimmy Garoppolo when Tom Brady was suspended by the NFL for four games for his role in the deflation of footballs for last year’s AFC Championship Game but his suspension was overturned by appeal in federal court.
When defensive coordinator Keith Butler was asked about how he prepared his defense to play against the Patriots he explained that if the Steelers want to be the best, they have to beat the best first.
"“In order to be the best, you have to beat the best. Fortunately, we have a tough schedule this year. It’s fortunate because it gives us the chance to be well prepared. I’m looking forward to the challenge. That’s the way the NFL is. I loved it as a player, and I love it as a coach.” – Keith Butler"
The Steelers will debut the new Keith Butler-led defense officially against the New England Patriots. Talk about trial by fire.
Here’s all the details you’ll need to know on where and when to catch the game:
Date/Time: Thursday, September 10th, 8:30 pm EST
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TV: NBC (WPXI-Local Pittsburgh)
Here we go Steelers! Here we go!
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