BIGGEST OFFENSIVE STRENGTH- In my opinion we should feed Rob Gronkowski and Scott Chandler the ball until the Steelers show they can stop it. Both of them have huge mitts to hold onto the ball with.
OFFENSIVE LINE- While injuries have changed the line, I still feel confident in their ability to protect Tom Brady.
RECEIVERS- If the Steelers put all their efforts into stopping Gronk, then the wide receivers could have some big opportunities. Ball security needs to be their biggest concern tonight.
SPECIAL TEAMS- As usual, this is one of our strengths. I'm grateful that Belichick didn't mess around by letting anyone go for a week or two like he did last year. Stephen Gostkowski needs to do his usual splitting of the uprights. Additionally, he needs to make any kickoffs unreturnable. Ryan Allen needs to do what he's been doing consistently for the past two years, pinning guys inside their twenty. Hopefully, there isn't a repeat of last year's opening game where Allen had his only professional punt blocked. Pittsburgh special teams unit is pretty week. Their punter is a rookie while their kicker Josh Scobee has played all of his professional ball in Jacksonville. Scobee made both of his field goal attempts in the preseason.
SIDE NOTE- According to www.NFLWeather.com the Steelers have won 6 rain games in a row. The last time they lost in the rain was on 9/11/11 to the Ravens by a score of 35-7. The Patriots last loss in the rain was more recent as they lost on 10/14/12 to Seattle, in Seattle, by a score of 24-23.