The New England Patriots begin defense of their Super Bowl title tonight against the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Thursday Night Football” at Gillette Stadium.
In a turn of good fortune, the Patriots will have starting quarterback Tom Brady after his four-game “deflategate” suspension was vacated by a federal judge.
On the other hand, the Steelers go to battle without starting all-world running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Martavis Bryant.
Both are suspended for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports