FOOTBALL IS BACK! The 2015 NFL season finally gets started tonight as the Pittsburgh Steelers are at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts to play the New England Patriots. Tom Brady is probably going to throw a billion touchdowns after all the DeflateGate stuff he's had to deal with this offseason. Or maybe he won't throw any touchdowns now that the footballs will have the right amount of air in them. We'll see!
Either way, it's great to know that the long, long NFL offseason is finally over. Real football is back and it's a beautiful thing, man.
Tonight's game doesn't hold a lot of interest for Eagles fans considering how both of these teams play in the AFC. With that said, the Eagles do play the Patriots much later this season in Week 13. Keep in mind the Eagles don't play their Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons until Monday night, Sept 14.
Find everything you need to know about tonight's game below.
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots
Game time: 8:30 PM EST
Date: Thursday, September 10
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Location: Gilette Stadium - Foxborough, MA
Live on NBC Sports Live Extra
Replay on NFL Game Rewind
Steelers +7.5 (-110)
Patriots -7.5 (-110)
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