Even though the NFL and its players are still fighting over billions of dollars and are currently in the middle of an increasingly annoying lockout, the 2011 schedule was released on Tuesday evening. The Steelers will open the season on a Sunday afternoon, in Baltimore, and will play their home opener the following week against the Seattle Seahawks.
Three of the first four games are on the road and the Steelers will play in primetime five times: Sunday September 25 at Indianapolis, Sunday November 6 at home against Baltimore, Sunday November 27 at Kansas City, Thursday December 8 at home against Cleveland, and Monday December 19 at San Francisco.
Other notable games include a 4:15 throwdown with New England at Heinz Field on October 30, Christmas Eve (Saturday December 24) against St. Louis at Heinz Field and the regular season finale on New Years Day at Cleveland. The bye week is November 20.
|Sunday, Sept. 11||at Baltimore||1 p.m||CBS|
|Sunday, Sept. 18||SEATTLE||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, Sept. 25||at Indianapolis||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|Sunday, Oct. 2||at Houston||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, Oct. 9||TENNESSEE||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, Oct. 16||JACKSONVILLE||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, Oct. 23||at Arizona||4:05 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, Oct. 30||NEW ENGLAND||4:15 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, Nov. 6||BALTIMORE||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|Sunday, Nov. 13||at Cincinnati||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, Nov. 20||Bye|
|Sunday, Nov. 27*||at Kansas City||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|Sunday, Dec. 4*||CINCINNATI||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Thursday, Dec. 8||CLEVELAND||8:20 p.m.||NFL Network/KDKA|
|Monday, Dec. 19||at San Francisco||8:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, Dec. 24*||ST. LOUIS||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, Jan. 1*||at Cleveland||1 p.m.||CBS|