After unveiling their latest big free agent signing in Antonio Brown on Saturday, the New England Patriots will unveil their newest Super Bowl banner on Sunday night before taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers in a high-profile AFC matchup.
Sunday Night Football Week 1 is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on NBC. If you don’t have cable, you can watch the Steelers vs Patriots live stream via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
NBC (live in select markets, including Pittsburgh and Boston) is one of 100-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. It also comes with Fox (with some NFL and college football games in 4K), CBS and NFL Network, while NFL RedZone is in the “Sports Plus” add-on.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Steelers vs Patriots on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
NBC (live in select markets, including Pittsburgh and Boston) is one of 60-plus live TV channels included with Hulu With Live TV, which also comes with Hulu’s huge on-demand streaming TV and movie library. Fox, CBS and ESPN are also included.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Steelers vs Patriots on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include NBC (all live in select markets, including Pittsburgh and Boston).
You can sign up for PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Steelers vs Patriots on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
If You’re in Canada: DAZN
Viewers in Canada can watch every regular season and postseason NFL game live online via DAZN, a digital streaming service that also includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, boxing and other live sports for $20 per month or $150 per year.
You can sign up for a free one-month trial of DAZN Canada right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Steelers vs Patriots and every other NFL game on your computer via DAZN.com, or on your phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the DAZN app.
Steelers vs Patriots Preview
The Patriots were already expected to be contenders for the Super Bowl this season — as they are every year with Tom Brady at QB and Bill Belichick running the show. However, New England made a huge splash by signing free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown just hours after his shocking release from the Oakland Raiders.
“I’ll just tell you that the Patriots are obviously a very solid, strong organization,” Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said. “They do things the Patriots Way. They expect everyone to be accountable. They don’t make any exceptions. I’ve discussed this with Antonio. And he wants to be a Patriot. He’s prepared to go there, fit in, work hard, be like every other player on the team, do what’s asked of him, do his job and make it work. He’s honored with the opportunity and he’s looking forward to taking advantage of it.”
Brown won’t be on the field on Sunday night because he won’t officially be a member of the team until Monday. However, it’s a doozy of a storyline considering that Patriots are taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team Brown initially forced his hand with to be traded.
When it comes to the players that will be on the field, two veteran quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger are at the center of the conversation.
Roethlisberger and Co. will watch New England reveal their latest Super Bowl banner prior to kickoff.
“They are the world champs and we have to go to their place and do our best,” Roethlisberger told reporters this week. “I think it is cool to be a part of, honestly. You go out there and you watch it and you channel it to say, `OK, that needs to be us next year.”
While Roethlisberger may be free of the headache Brown brought with him, the Steelers still need a way to make up for his production in the passing game.
Brown totaled over 1,250 yards and 100 catches in each of his last six seasons — all with the Steelers. He has had double-digit touchdowns in all but two of those years.
“Dynamic playmakers are going to come and go and others are going to rise and assume the roles,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.
New England is looking for an answer at the tight end position, with future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski hanging up his cleats in the offseason.
New England is listed as a 5.5-point favorite for the game, which has a total of 49.
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