Cover32: Five things to watch for during the New England Patriots first preseason game

With the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers coming to Gillette Stadium Thursday night, the Patriots will finally get a chance to step on the field for the first time since defeating the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. with so much attention on Brady and the NFL Commissioner battling in court this week, it has been easy to forget that the preseason is gearing up and the Thursday Night Football regular season kick-off game against Pittsburgh is less than a month away.

To catch-up on all things non-deflategate with the Patriots, here are five key areas to watch on Thursday night as the defending champions take on the team they should have faced in the Super Bowl.