The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2016 schedule has been released and if you have plans for the holidays you better make other arrangements. The Steelers will run the rare triumvirate as they will play on Thanksgiving night in Indianapolis, on Christmas Day at home against the Ravens and on New Year’s Day against the Browns.
The Steelers will open the season on Monday, September 12th in the nation’s capitol in primetime against the Redskins. Along with the Colts’ game, Pittsburgh will play two other primetime games. One at Cincinnati in December on a Thursday and the other at home in week four against the Chiefs.
Much to my surprise, the Steelers will actually play the Bengals during Vontaze Burfict’s suspension when they host Cincy in week two. Burfict is suspended for the first three weeks of the season.
The BYE week falls in week eight and is sandwiched between a home date against the Patriots and a trip to Baltimore. The Steelers will only play one game outside of the Eastern Time Zone and that’s when they play the Colts on Turkey Day. Every other game is slated for their traditional time zone.
The full schedule is below…
Week 1 9/12: @Washington (Mon. Nite)
Week 2 9/18: Cincinnati
Week 3 9/25: @Philadelphia
Week 4 10/2: Kansas City (Sun. Nite)
Week 5 10/9: NY Jets
Week 6 10/16: @Miami
Week 7 10/23: New England
Week 8 10/30: BYE
Week 9 11/6: @Baltimore
Week 10 11/13: Dallas
Week 11 11/20: @Cleveland
Week 12 11/24: @Indianapolis (Thurs. Nite)
Week 13 12/4: NY Giants
Week 14 12/11: @Buffalo
Week 15 12/15: @Cincinnati (Thurs. Nite)
Week 16 12/25: Baltimore
Week 17 1/1: Cleveland
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