The duel between ace quarterbacks, four-time Superbowl winner Tom Brady and two-time champion Ben Roethlisberger, is on the cards as NFL’s 2015 regular season kicks off in style with the Patriots hosting the Steelers.
The Gillette Stadium’s scoreboard is expected to tickle at regular intervals as reigning champions New England Patriots lock horns with the star-studded Pittsburgh Steelers during the league’s annual kick-off game scheduled on Thursday, September 10.
The Steelers will miss the services of star running back Le’Veon Bell, who is suspended for the first three games of the season. According to Westgate Superbook, the hosts opened with 6-point home favorites over Pittsburgh.
The last time these teams met was on Nov. 3, 2013, when Brady and Co. scored a 55-31 win. Both quarterbacks were equally impressive, surpassing 400 yards passing and combined for 832 while throwing four touchdowns apiece.
Packers hosting the Chicago Bears is another date of interest in the league’s annual thanksgiving showcase.
It will be the first time since 1923 that Lambeau Field will be hosting a game on Thanksgiving. The NFC North Division rivals match-up is slated for Nov. 26.