No one questions New England's offensive firepower, but it's time to give the Patriots' defense its due. A closer look reveals a unit that's young, fast, smart, unconventional -- and a big reason why the Patriots are still unbeaten.
The Steelers and Patriots kick off the 2015 season on Thursday night, and the general expectation is that Tom Brady will throw all over a Pittsburgh defense that could be worse than the unit that finished 30th last season.
The Steelers-Patriots matchup in the Week 1 will likely come down to quarterback play -- and this one features two of the best in Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady. But there are some of the key factors that could come into play, and here are five stats to know.