SUPER STARTERS: History indicates that the best way for a team to start its drive toward a Super Bowl championship is to win in Week 1.
The 49 Super Bowl winners have a 39-9-1 record in the Kickoff Weekend games of their title seasons. The Super Bowl XLIX-champion NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, who host Pittsburgh in the spotlight Kickoff 2015 game on Thursday night, have a 15-1 regular-season record at Gillette Stadium over the past two seasons. New England has won 11 of its past 12 Kickoff Weekend games.
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