PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have had their struggles against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Foxborough.
The four-time Super Bowl winner has led the Patriots to three lopsided home victories against Pittsburgh and he's looking for another. He was cleared to play after a judge overturned the NFL's four-game suspension of Brady last week for his role in using underinflated footballs during last season's AFC championship game.
The Steelers' defense, even after a rough preseason, isn't putting much emphasis on past meetings with Brady.
Instead, the group welcomes the opportunity to open the NFL season Thursday on the road against Brady and the Super Bowl champions.
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