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The 2018 Steelers Season Schedule is Out – A Quick Glance at the Good and the Bad

The NFL Thursday evening released the entire slate for the 2018 NFL season, including the 16 game schedule for the Steelers, an annual big day in the life of football fans everywhere.

Here’s a quick look at the Steelers schedule, along with two quick thoughts on the good of the schedule, and the not so good.

Week Date Opponent Time TV
Week 1 Aug. 9 at Philadelphia Eagles 7:00 PM KDKA
Week 2 Aug. 16 at Green Bay Packers 8:00 PM KDKA
Week 3 Aug. 25 Tennessee Titans 4:00 PM KDKA
Week 4 Aug. 30 Carolina Panthers 7:30 PM KDKA
Regular Season Schedule
Week Date Opponent Time TV
Week 1 Sep. 9 at Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM CBS
Week 2 Sep. 16 Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 PM CBS
Week 3 Sep. 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Mon.) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 4 Sep. 30 Baltimore Ravens 8:20 PM NBC
Week 5 Oct. 7 Atlanta Falcons * 1:00 PM FOX
Week 6 Oct. 14 at Cincinnati Bengals * 1:00 PM CBS
Week 7 Oct. 21 BYE
Week 8 Oct. 28 Cleveland Browns * 1:00 PM CBS
Week 9 Nov. 4 at Baltimore Ravens * 1:00 PM CBS
Week 10 Nov. 8 Carolina Panthers (Thurs.) 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN
Week 11 Nov. 18 at Jacksonville Jaguars * 8:20 PM NBC
Week 12 Nov. 25 at Denver Broncos * 4:25 PM CBS
Week 13 Dec. 2 Los Angeles Chargers * 1:00 PM CBS
Week 14 Dec. 9 at Oakland Raiders * 8:20 PM NBC
Week 15 Dec. 16 New England Patriots * 4:25 PM CBS
Week 16 Dec. 23 at New Orleans Saints * 4:25 PM CBS
Week 17 Dec. 30 Cincinnati Bengals * 1:00 PM CBS

The Good: The Steelers open with a VERY winnable game, at Cleveland, and also they have a three-game stretch in weeks four through six against the Ravens, Falcons and at Cincy before they get the bye. If things workout this team should sit at no worse than 5-1 at the break.

The Bad: There’s no three-game home stretch, and ending the season isn’t going to be easy, as the team has another December game against the Pats at home (Dec 16) and then go to New Orleans before hosting the Bengals in the finale, a game they should win. December is a time to shine, and there’s some tough games in there against the Pats, Saints, and at the Raiders.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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