From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:
All eyes in the NFL will be on the Steelers-Patriots game on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium, the game that will kick off the 2015 NFL season.
The Steelers know they will be facing a fired-up New England team, and home crowd, especially as the game will honor the Patriots Super Bowl championship from last year.
But that won’t have an effect on the Steelers players, who know they just have to stay focused on the task at hand – beating New England.
“We just have to focus on the task at hand. We know we are going into a hostile place. We know they won a Super Bowl last year. They are the reigning champs. You want to knock them off their throne.” – Cam.
When asked if he would prefer to face the Patriots’ backup Jimmy Garoppolo, Heyward told reporters: “It wouldn’t be better if you beat him.
“Our best against their best. Number seven’s [Ben Roethlisberger] gonna be there and 12’s [Brady] gonna be there. So let’s join the party.”