FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Experienced center Ryan Wendell is among the inactive players tonight for the New England Patriots in their NFL opening game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Rob Gronkowski Pass From Tom Brady for 16 Yrds S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Cardona, Holder-R.Allen.
13 plays, 90 yards, 7:03
T.Brady pass short middle to R.Gronkowski for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Cardona, Holder-R.Allen
9 plays, 64 yards, 4:37
Josh Scobee 44 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 57 yards, 3:58
Scott Chandler Pass From Tom Brady for 1 Yard S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Cardona, Holder-R.Allen.
9 plays, 80 yards, 4:23
Will Johnson 1 Yard Rush TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. B.Roethlisberger pass to M.Wheaton is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.
7 plays, 80 yards, 3:54
J.Scobee 24 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry
13 plays, 67 yards, 7:36
Rob Gronkowski Pass From Tom Brady for 1 Yard S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Cardona, Holder-R.Allen. PENALTY on PIT-S.McLendon, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced between downs.
7 plays, 79 yards, 2:19
Antonio Brown Pass From Ben Roethlisberger for 11 Yrds J.Scobee extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
12 plays, 70 yards, 2:57
Wendell, who underwent shoulder surgery during the offseason, was a candidate to start in place of the injured Bryan Stork, but he was also ruled out.
This mean’s that undrafted free-agent David Andrews will start at center for the champions.
Also inactive for the Patriots tonight are safety Tavon Wilson, cornerback Justin Coleman, defensive end Rufus Johnson, defensive tackle Khyrie Thornton, running back Travaris Cadet and defensive end Trey Flowers.
Meanwhile, for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as expected quarterback Landry Jones (concussion), heads the list of players on the inactive list for the visitors.
Receiver Sammie Coates, guard Chris Hubbard, cornerback Ross Cockrell, tight end Jesse James, and defensive ends L.T. Walton and Caushaud Lyons are also inactive for tonight’s contest.
The New England Patriots will look to become the first team in 11 seasons to repeat as champions.
NEW ENGLAND v PITTSBURGH INACTIVES
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS INACTIVES
Justin Coleman, CB, Tavon Wilson, DB, Travaris Cadet, RB, Rufus Johnson, LB, Ryan Wendell, OL, Khyri Thornton, DL, Trey Flowers, DL
PITTSBURGH STEELERS INACTIVES
Landry Jones, QB, Sammie Coates, WR, Ross Cockrell, CB, Chris Hubbard, C/G, Jesse James, TE, L.T. Walton, DE, Caushaud Lyons, DE