NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Regular Season Schedule


The time to get out your Terrible Towel will be here sooner than you think. Here are both the 2015 preseason and regular season schedules for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Mike Tomlin‘s squad concluded 2014 with a record of 11-5 and captured the AFC North Division crown in the National Football League.

The Black and Gold are projected to have the toughest strength of schedule this season. Pittsburgh has nine contests against 2014 playoff teams. They also have match-ups with the Chiefs and the Chargers, who finished last season with winning records, but did not make the playoffs.

What it adds up to for the Steelers is that they will play a total of 11 games against team who wrapped up 2014 on a winning note. Their strength of schedule for 2015 is .579. Meanwhile, the Bengals check in at .563, the Browns at .543, and the Ravens at .539.

2015 Preseason Schedule – All Start Times Are Eastern:

Hall Of Fame Game – Sunday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. against the Minnesota Vikings at Fawcett Stadium in Canton Ohio

Preseason Week 1 – Friday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. – AWAY: Jacksonville Jaguars – EverBank Field

Preseason Week 2 – Sunday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. – Home: Green Bay Packers – Heinz Field

Preseason Week 3 – Saturday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. – AWAY: Buffalo Bills – Ralph Wilson Stadium

Preseason Week 4 – Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. – Home: Carolina Panthers – Heinz Field

2015 Regular Season Schedule – All Start Times Are Eastern:

Week 1 – Thursday, Sept. 10 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC – AWAY: New England Patriots – Gillette Stadium

Week 2 – Sunday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. on FOX – Home: San Francisco 49ers – Heinz Field

Week 3 – Sunday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. on CBS – AWAY: St. Louis Rams – Edward Jones Dome

Week 4 – Thursday, Oct 1 at 8:25 p.m. on CBS – Home: Baltimore Ravens – Heinz Field

Week 5 – Monday, Oct. 12 at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN – AWAY: San Diego Chargers – Qualcomm Stadium

Week 6 – Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. on FOX – Home: Arizona Cardinals – Heinz Field

Week 7 – Sunday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. on CBS – AWAY: Kansas City Chiefs – Arrowhead Stadium

Week 8 – Sunday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. on CBS – Home: Cincinnati Bengals – Heinz Field

Week 9 – Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. on CBS – Home: Oakland Raiders – Heinz Field

Week 10 – Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. on CBS – Home: Cleveland Browns – Heinz Field

Week 11 – BYE Week

Week 12 – Sunday, Nov. 29 at 4:25 p.m. on CBS – AWAY: Seattle Seahawks – CenturyLink Field

Week 13 – Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC – Home: Indianapolis Colts – Heinz Field

Week 14 – Sunday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. on CBS – AWAY: Cincinnati Bengals – Paul Brown Stadium

Week 15 – Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4:25 p.m. on CBS – Home: Denver Broncos – Heinz Field

Week 16 – Sunday, Dec. 27 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC – AWAY: Baltimore Ravens – M&T Bank Stadium

Week 17 – Sunday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. on CBS – AWAY: Cleveland Browns – First Energy Stadium

Highlights: Last season the bye week came in Week 12 for Pittsburgh and this season, it moves back only one week to Week 11. The later bye week is good for the team to get over any nagging injuries.

The tailgating will be good in November as the Steelers will be home for three of the four contests that month.

The month of December and January will see the Black and Gold at home just twice and on the road for the other three match-ups.

For now, the Steelers have five games in prime time. The breakdown is two on Thursday, two on Sunday, and one on Monday night. Keep in mind that contests towards the end of the season can still be flexed to Sunday Night meetings.

Pittsburgh will be without the services of Le’Veon Bell at the beginning of the season. The 6-foot-1, 244-pound running back was suspended last July for three games by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy stemming from his marijuana DUI arrest. While the Michigan State product has appealed the length of the suspension, he will miss at least the regular season opener against the Patriots. Of course, so will former Steelers/current New England running back LeGarrette Blount, who was arrested with Bell.

Who is ready for some football in Steelers Country? Let me know your thoughts about the schedule in the comments section below.

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