Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2012 Schedule is Released

This past Tuesday, the NFL released the schedule for the 2012 regular season.

For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Steelers will open their 2012 campaign on the road. Pittsburgh will travel to the place where their 2011 season ended, the Mile High city to face the Denver Broncos, and newly appointed starting quarterback Peyton Manning on the season’s first Sunday Night Football game of the year. This game will be the first of five nationally televised games that the Steelers will have this upcoming season.

The other primetime games are on October 11th versus the Tennessee Titans on a Thursday night in Week 6, followed by a Sunday night game in Week 7 at the Cincinnati Bengals. Pittsburgh will play their final two nationally televised games of the regular season at home in Weeks 10 and 11 when they will face the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football, and the Baltimore Ravens the following Sunday night.

The Steelers will also be facing a number of elite quarterbacks this season. In addition to Peyton, they will have to face the other Manning, Eli, and the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants in Week 9. Among the other quarterbacks are Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles (Week 5), Andy Dalton of the Bengals (Weeks 7 & 16), Joe Flacco of the Ravens (Weeks 11 & 13), Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers (Week 14), and possibly Robert Griffin III (Week 8), assuming that the Washington Redskins pick him in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Pittsburgh already has a tough task ahead of them, being in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL. More difficulty will be added, given the fact that their bye week comes so early in the season (Week 4).

Now that we all can finally stop wondering about Pittsburgh’s schedule, we can totally focus on the 2012 NFL Draft that will be here in one week.

Week

Date

Opponent

Time (EST)/Network

1

Sun., Sept. 9th

@ Denver

8:20 p.m. (NBC)

2

Sun., Sept. 16th

N.Y. Jets

4:15 p.m. (CBS)

3

Sun., Sept. 23rd

@ Oakland

4:15 p.m. (CBS)

4

Sun., Sept. 30th

Bye

5

Sun., Oct. 7th

Philadelphia

1:00 p.m. (FOX)

6

Thurs., Oct. 11th

@ Tennessee

8:20 p.m. (NFL Network)

7

Sun., Oct. 21st

Cincinnati

8:20 p.m. (NBC)

8

Sun., Oct. 28th

Washington

1:00 p.m. (FOX)

9

Sun., Nov. 4th

@ N.Y. Giants

4:15 p.m. (CBS)

10

Mon., Nov. 12th

Kansas City

8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

11

Sun., Nov. 18th

Baltimore

8:20 p.m. (NBC)

12

Sun., Nov. 25th

@ Cleveland

1:00 p.m. (CBS)

13

Sun., Dec. 2nd

@ Baltimore

4:15 p.m. (CBS)

14

Sun., Dec. 9th

San Diego

1:00 p.m. (CBS)

15

Sun., Dec. 16th

@ Dallas

4:15 p.m. (CBS)

16

Sun., Dec. 23rd

Cincinnati

1:00 p.m. (CBS)

17

Sun., Dec. 30th

Cleveland

1:00 p.m. (CBS)

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