The Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 regular season schedule was released on Thursday and includes four prime-time games as well as games on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Pittsburgh kicks off its 2016 campaign with a trip to FedEx Field in Week 1 to take on the Redskins on Monday Night Football at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Much like a year ago, the Steelers will begin their home schedule in Week 2, and this time around they will take on their now most heated rivals, when the Bengals visit sans Vontaze Burfict, who is suspended to begin the season.
Along with the remaining AFC North foes, Pittsburgh’s home schedule will also include a Week 4 clash with the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football, and 4:25 tilts against the Patriots (Week 7) and Cowboys (Week 10) and Giants (Week 13).
- Pittsburgh’s bye week will be on October 30, or three weeks early than a year ago.
The Steelers third prime-time game will be on Thanksgiving night, when they travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts as part of the third-leg of the NFL’s annual triple-header.
Burfict will get a chance to mix it up with the Steelers in Week 15, when Pittsburgh travels to Cincinnati for its fourth prime-time game, this time on Sunday Night Football.
The Steelers regular season schedule wraps up with consecutive home games on Christmas and New Year’s, as Baltimore comes to town in Week 16 and Cleveland visits Heinz Field in Week 17.