Dec 30, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers preseason schedule announced

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Baseball season may have just started, but before you know it football season will be here.

But for those who can’t wait for Pittsburgh Steelers football to begin, the team announced their preseason schedule for the 2013 season, which includes one nationally televised game.

Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws in the pocket against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers will host the New York Giants (Week 1) and Kansas City Chiefs (Week 3) at Heinz Field during the 2013 preseason, the team announced on Thursday.

In addition, the Steelers will play a nationally televised Monday night matchup at FedEx Field against the Washington Redskins in Week 2, and then will conclude the preseason slate with their annual preseason Week 4 matchup at the Carolina Panthers.

The Steelers haven’t faced the Giants during the preseason since 1992 and haven’t face Kansas City since a preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium in 1997.

The other two opponents are a bit more familiar.

This will be the sixth time since the year 2000 that the Steelers travel to Washington for a preseason game and it will mark the 11th consecutive year that the Steelers conclude the preseason with a game against the Panthers.

The Steelers’ Weeks 1, 3 and 4 games will be televised locally on KDKA-TV. Times and dates for these three games have not been announced. The entire Steelers preseason schedule is as follows:

Date Opponent Time/TV
TBA (Week 1) New York Giants TBA (KDKA-TV)
Mon., Aug. 19 (Week 2) at Washington 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)
TBA (Week 3) Kansas City TBA (KDKA-TV)
TBA (Week 4) at Carolina TBA (KDKA-TV)

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