We have known the 2013 opponents the Pittsburgh Steelers would be facing for some time now, but we haven’t known the when and the where.
That is until now.
The NFL released their full 2013 schedule Thursday night and it includes the usual allotment of primetime games, a Thanksgiving night game, plus a trip overseas.
The Steelers will play on Thanksgiving night against the defending Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens, which marks the first Thanksgiving game for Pittsburgh since 1998 and the first one in team history in primetime.
Pittsburgh will host two primetime games- one against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Sept. 22 and another on Sunday, Dec. 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Their other national primetime game is a Week 2 Monday night matchup in Cincinnati on Sept. 16.
In addition to the primetime matchups, the Steelers will travel to London for their first international regular-season game in team history to play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Sept. 29.
One good thing is that they open up at home for the first time since 2010.
Overall the schedule projects to be a tough one.
Last year, the Steelers had a considerably weak schedule, with their 10 non-division opponents combining for only a 69-91 record. Their 10 non-division opponents this year combined to go 76-84. A couple highlights from that group include home games against Mike Wallace and the Miami Dolphins and the Chicago Bears, while the Steelers take trips to Green Bay and New England.
Overall, the schedule looks tougher for a team that finished only 8-8 a season ago, but it is balanced as the Steelers won’t be away from Heinz Field for more than two weeks at a time.
The bye week comes in Week 5.
Here’s a look at the entire 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule.
Steelers 2013 Preseason Schedule
|Sat., Aug. 10||New York Giants||7:30 p.m. (KDKA-TV)|
|Mon., Aug. 19||at Washington||8:00 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Sat., Aug. 24||Kansas City||7:30 p.m. (KDKA-TV)|
|Thurs., Aug. 29||at Carolina>||7:30 p.m. (KDKA-TV)|
Steelers 2013 Regular Season Schedule
|Sun., Sept. 8||TENNESSEE||1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|
|Mon., Sept. 16||at Cincinnati||8:40 p.m. (ESPN/WTAE-TV)|
|Sun., Sept. 22||CHICAGO||8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)|
|Sun., Sept. 29||at Minnesota
Wembley Stadium, London
|1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|
|Sun., Oct. 13||at New York Jets||1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|
|Sun., Oct. 20||BALTIMORE||4:25 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|
|Sun., Oct. 27||at Oakland||4:05 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|
|Sun., Nov. 3||at New England||4:25 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|
|Sun., Nov. 10||BUFFALO||1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|
|Sun., Nov. 17||DETROIT||1:00 p.m. (FOX/WPGH-TG)|
|Sun., Nov. 24||at Cleveland||1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|
|Thurs., Nov. 28||at Baltimore||8:30 p.m.(NBC/WPXI-TV)|
|Sun., Dec. 8||MIAMI||1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|
|Sun., Dec. 15||CINCINNATI||8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)|
|Sun., Dec. 22||at Green Bay||4:25 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|
|Sun., Dec. 29||CLEVELAND||1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)|