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The defending Super Bowl champ New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football to kick off the 2015 NFL season. Here's everything you need to know about the game!

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NFL KICKOFF WEEKEND 2015 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

STEELERS

PATRIOTS

THURS. RECORD

10-14

8-5

SERIES LEADER

14-9

STREAKS

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mike Tomlin: 2-3

Bill Belichick: 10-11

LAST GAME

11/3/13: Steelers 31 at Patriots 55. New England TE Rob Gronkowski has 143 receiving yards & TD. RB Stevan Ridley rushes for 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/3/13

REFEREE

Carl Cheffers

BROADCAST

NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Ross Tucker (Field reporter).

SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Pit), 93 (NE). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Pit), 226 (NE).

2014 STATS

PASSING

Roethlisberger: 408-608-4952 (T1L)-32-9-103.3 (1C)

Brady: 373-582-4109-33 (3C)-9-97.4 (3C)

RUSHING

Williams (Car): 62-219-3.5-0

Bolden: 28-89-3.2-1

RECEIVING

Brown: 129 (1L)-1698 (1L)-13.2-13 (1C)

Edelman: 92-972-10.6-4

OFFENSE

411.1 (1C)

365.5

TAKE/GIVE

0

+12 (T1C)

DEFENSE

353.4

344.1

SACKS

Heyward: 7.5

Ninkovich: 8

INTs

Gay: 3

3 tied: 2

PUNTING

Berry (R) (Pre.): 49.8

Allen: 46.4

KICKING

Scobee (Jax.): 83 (23/23 PAT; 20/26 FG)

Gostkowski: 156 (1L) (51/51 PAT; 35/37 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has led Pit to 5 division titles, 3 AFC Championships & 2 SB wins. In 2014, passed for single-season club record 4,952 yards & 32 TDs, which tied his own Steelers mark (2007). All-time franchise passing leader in yards (39,057), TDs (251), comp (3,157) & rating (93.9)...RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS makes Pit debut. Played 9 seasons with Car. & is Panthers' all-time leading rusher (6,846)...WR ANTONIO BROWN led NFL in catches (129) & rec. yards (1,698)  in 2014, both single-season club records, & became 4th player in NFL history with back-to-back 110+ catch seasons...LB JAMES HARRISON (69.5) needs half sack to join JASON GILDON (77) as only Steelers with 70+ career. Has 5.5 sacks in past 7. LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS led team with 132 tackles in 2014.

PATRIOTS: Have won 6 consec division titles, tied for 2nd-longest streak in NFL annals...QB TOM BRADYhas 11-2 career record (.846) in season openers, highest win pct. among SB-era QBs (min. 10 starts). In 2014, guided NE to fourth SB title in 14 years & became 1st starting QB in NFL history to win 12 division championships... In 4 career starts, RB BRANDON BOLDENaverages 6.3 yards per rush & has 175 total scrimmage yards (119 rush, 56 receiving) with 2 rush TDs...In past 5 (incl. playoffs), WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 41 catches for 510 yards (102 per game) & 3 TD catches. In 2014, TE ROB GRONKOWSKI led Pats with 12 TD catches, tied for most among NFL TEs. 1 of 2 TEs in NFL history with 4 10-TD seasons (ANTONIO GATES). In 3 career meetings, has 21 catches for 309 yards & 4 TDs...LB JAMIE COLLINS has 4 sacks in past 5. S DEVIN MC COURTY had INT in last meeting.