NFL season begins Thursday night on Local 4

(Courtesy of National Football League)

The NFL season is kicking off Thursday night at 8:30 as the New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Local 4.

The Patriots are coming off another Super Bowl championship last season after they won the AFC East with a 12-4 record.

Pittsburgh won the AFC North Division with an 11-5 record but lost to Baltimore, 30-17 in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.