This may not be the quarterback matchup that fans across the world would have been hoping for when the schedule came out, but hey, at least there's some NFL action to enjoy tonight. For this week's edition of Thursday Night Football, we have the Steelers hosting the Patriots.
With Kenny Pickett out for 2-4 weeks with an ankle injury, that means former first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky will be getting the start for the AFC North side. Meanwhile on the other side of the field, Bailey Zappe is getting ready to start for the Patriots.
The Steelers and Patriots are ready to face off for Thursday Night Football
It's been a disappointing season for the two teams, especially New England. The Pats have benched Mac Jones as their starting signal-caller and the team is currently 2-10 on the campaign. Will they be able to do much of anything on offense?
Ezekiel Elliott will be getting the start at running back for New England, so we'll see if he'll be able to help the ground attack. With the Steelers, they're 7-5 on the year, but the offense has been a nightmare to watch, even before Pickett went down with his injury. New England's defense will look to make life difficult for them.
The Steelers are in desperate need of a win to keep their postseason hopes alive. New England just wants to try and post a win so they can give their fans something, finally, to smile about. Who will come out on top? We're about to find out.