One of the more anticipated moments of the NFL offseason is set to take place Thursday night, and no we’re not talking about the 2017 NFL Draft.
It’s the NFL Schedule release, and unlike last season it doesn’t appear Steeler fans will have to wait that extra day to see the black and gold for the first time like in 2016 when they opened the schedule on Monday night in D.C. against the Redskins.
This year the Steelers have the following teams on the schedule, and we’ll now about 8:03pm tomorrow what the dates will be for all their games:
AWAY – Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City.
Minus the three division opponents, the Steelers played at two of the venues last season they will play in again in 2017, Indy and KC. They beat the Colts Thanksgiving night without Andrew Luck, and beat the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Playoff game thanks to a bunch of Chris Boswell field goals.
HOME – Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Minnesota, New England, Tennessee
The Steelers lost at home last season to the Pats in a game that Landry Jones started for Ben Roethlisberger who was coming off surgery. The Packers game will be a great home matchup, as it’s a Super Bowl XLV rematch, and could be the last time Ben goes up against Aaron Rodgers.
Stay tuned to Steelers Gab for the release of the 2017 slate.