The Pittsburgh Steelers will open the season at home for the first time since 2010 when they host the Tennessee Titans in a 1pm game at Heinz Field. The black ‘n gold will play four nationally televised prime-time games which is down from five last season. Both Cincinnati games this year will be in prime-time with the week two contest on Monday Night from Pittsburgh while the week 15 game is a Sunday night affair in Cincinnati.
They also have a week three game at home on Sunday Night when the Chicago Bears come to the ‘burgh. Their fourth and final prime-time game is clearly the highlight of the schedule with apologies to London. In week 13, the Steelers travel to Baltimore where they will take on the rival and defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens on Thanksgiving night. The Steelers haven’t played on Turkey Day since 1998 when the infamous ‘heads or tails’ loss was played in Detroit.
This game, which is obviously on short rest, follows a road game at Cleveland. The Steelers bye week will be week five. This is customary for teams who play in London which means they have their bye following that game against Minnesota.
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