The 2015 NFL season will open with the New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers in Thursday Night Football.
The full 2015 league schedule will be announced on NFL Network starting at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
The Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX over the Seattle Seahawks after going 12–4 in the regular season and winning the AFC East. The Steelers went 11–5 and won the AFC North before falling to the Baltimore Ravens in the wild card round of the playoffs.
New England running back LeGarrette Blount is suspended for the season opener after violating the league's substance abuse policy, while Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell is reportedly suspended for the first three games of the season.
- Molly Geary