The Pittsburgh Steelers open their doors for the first time this season as the Green Bay Packers come to visit on Sunday. The Steelers have already played two preseason games, but were in Jacksonville last week and Canton, Ohio two weeks prior for the Hall of Fame Game.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers come to town fresh off a win over their Patriots in their opener. Aaron Rodgers isn’t likely to play long, and Scott Tolzien is a lock for the backup spot. That means rookie Brett Hundley will be handling the snaps for Green Bay for the majority of Sunday’s game.
Here’s a look at everything you need to know:
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh PA
TV Channel: WGBA in Green Bay; KDKA in Pittsburgh. Click here for a full list of local affiliates
Live Stream: NFL.com
Odds: Steelers -2.5, Over/Under 40.5, via OddsShark.com
Packers Player to Watch: Richard Rodgers
The Packers have great outside threats for Aaron Rodgers, but lack the big target over the middle that all great quarterbacks need. Coaches hope Richard Rogers, in his second-year from
As a backup tight end, Rodgers has to erase the memory of ex-teammate Brandon Bostick. Bostick, who split time with Rodgers, was responsible for muffing an onside kick recovery in the NFC Championship Game, and was cut shortly after.
Steelers Player to Watch: Bud Dupree
In a big transition for the Steelers defense, Pittsburgh is looking for rookies like Bud Dupree to step up. In their first year in over a decade without Dick Lebeau calling the defense, Dupree can be a valuable asset on pass-rushing downs this season.
Unfortunately, Dupree hasn’t had a strong training camp. The season started early for the Steelers, but Dupree has struggled, and has gotten into some on-field altercations in the process. He should still see plenty of time in this game, so look for him to make plays on the edge to earn the coaches’ favor.
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