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Seven months on from winning a sixth Super Bowl in two decades, the New England Patriots begin their title defense against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
No team has won consecutive Super Bowls since the Patriots went back-to-back in 2003 and 2004, and New England faces an uphill task to replicate the feat.
At the same time, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have routinely proved they can achieve what seems beyond their reach.
Brady turned 42 early last month and is set to continue his personal duel with Father Time for another year. However, he will do so without one of his favorite offensive weapons, after Rob Gronkowski retired.
The Patriots, who are looking to extend their NFL record of 10 consecutive playoff appearances, also waved goodbye to defensive end Trey Flower and receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Chris Hogan.
The pair have been replaced by Demaryius Thomas and Cameron Meredith, who join Julian Edelman, Philip Dorsett and Josh Gordon in the receiving corps.
Gordon could be an influential figure in Week 1, as he has more receptions and receiving yards against Pittsburgh than any other team.
The Steelers went 9-6-1 last season but missed the playoffs for the first time since 2013, as the off-field drama surrounding Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown threatened to unravel the franchise from the inside.
Bell has since moved to the New York Jets, while Brown has taken his shenanigans to the Oakland Raiders.
The Steelers might have lost two Pro Bowl talents, but coach Mike Tomlin hopes it proves to be a case of addition by subtraction.
Running back James Conner has welcomed the new drama-free version of the Steelers.
New England (home) vs. Pittsburgh (away)
Last Season Records: New England 11-5-0; Pittsburgh 9-6-1;
What to Know
New England and Pittsburgh will face off at 8:20 p.m. ET Sept. 8 at Gillette Stadium to kick off their 2019 seasons. New England was 11-5 last season and, of course, capped off the postseason with a 13-3 victory over the Rams in the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh was not at the top of the league last year, but they wrapped up the year with a winning record of 9-6-1.
A pair of last-season defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Patriots were second in rushing touchdowns allowed, finishing the 2018 season giving up only seven. As for Pittsburgh, they ranked first in the league in sacks, closing the season with 52 overall. We’ll find out if either of these strengths ends up making the difference in the contest.
New England has the odds in their favor, so they’ll need to guard against complacency. These early season matchups can go either way as both teams get back into playing shape.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET
Where: Gillette Stadium, Massachusetts
Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Ticket Cost: $215.00
The Patriots are a solid 5.5 point favorite against the Steelers.
Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Patriots as a 6 point favorite.
New England have won three out of their last four games against Pittsburgh.
Dec 16, 2018 – Pittsburgh 17 vs. New England 10
Dec 17, 2017 – Pittsburgh 24 vs. New England 27
Jan 22, 2017 – New England 36 vs. Pittsburgh 17
Oct 23, 2016 – Pittsburgh 16 vs. New England 27