Steelers 2018 schedule announced

The Steelers are accustomed to being in the national spotlight and that will be the case again this year as the 2018 schedule includes five nationally televised primetime games for the second-straight year, giving Steelers Nation plenty of opportunity to see them in action. And this year the kickoff times for all primetime games have been moved up, an effort to accommodate fans.

The Steelers kick off the season on the road against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m., the second consecutive year they open the season on the road against their AFC North rival.

Things get rolling at Heinz Field on Sept. 16, when the team hosts the Kansas City Chiefs at 1 p.m., one of six 2017 playoff teams they will face.

It's back on the road for the first of five primetime games, facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, Sept. 24, with the new kickoff time for Monday Night Football at 8:15 p.m.

The team will head back to the friendly confines of Heinz Field for their only back-to-back regular season home games, hosting the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Sept. 30 in a primetime matchup, with kickoff at 8:20 p.m. The following week the Steelers play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.

A string of AFC North games are next on the schedule; three games that will play a big role in shaping the division. The Steelers will be at the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Oct. 14, and following their bye week will host the Browns on Sunday, Oct. 28. The trifecta will be completed when they play the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 4. All three games kick off at 1 p.m.

The second half of the season kicks off with a Thursday night matchup against the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 8, with kickoff slated for 8:20 p.m. on Thursday Night Football. The primetime spotlight will shine again the following week when the Steelers head to Jacksonville for Sunday Night Football on Nov. 18 at 8:20 p.m., facing the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year.

A trio of AFC West games are up next, starting on the road against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 4:25 p.m. The Los Angeles Chargers visit Heinz Field on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m., and the Steelers head to Oakland to take on the Raiders on Dec. 9 on Sunday Night Football, with kickoff at 8:20 p.m.

Here are photos from our last meeting with each of our 2018 opponents.

For the second straight year the Steelers will host the New England Patriots at Heinz Field in a Week 15 matchup, with kickoff for the Dec. 16 game slated for 4:25 p.m. That will be followed by a road game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Dec. 23, another 4:25 p.m. game.

The regular season wraps up with one last AFC North battle, hosting the Bengals at Heinz Field on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m.

All Steelers preseason and regular season games can be heard on the Steelers Radio Network on WDVE-FM (102.5) and WBGG-AM (970) as well on

The full schedule is listed below.

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Preseason Schedule
Week 1Aug. 9at Philadelphia Eagles7:00 PMKDKA
Week 2Aug. 16at Green Bay Packers8:00 PMKDKA
Week 3Aug. 25Tennessee Titans4:00 PMKDKA
Week 4Aug. 30Carolina Panthers7:30 PMKDKA
Regular Season Schedule
Week 1Sep. 9at Cleveland Browns1:00 PMCBS
Week 2Sep. 16Kansas City Chiefs1:00 PMCBS
Week 3Sep. 24at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Mon.)8:15 PMESPN
Week 4Sep. 30Baltimore Ravens8:20 PMNBC
Week 5Oct. 7Atlanta Falcons *1:00 PMFOX
Week 6Oct. 14at Cincinnati Bengals *1:00 PMCBS
Week 7Oct. 21BYE
Week 8Oct. 28Cleveland Browns *1:00 PMCBS
Week 9Nov. 4at Baltimore Ravens *1:00 PMCBS
Week 10Nov. 8Carolina Panthers (Thurs.)8:20 PMFOX/NFLN
Week 11Nov. 18at Jacksonville Jaguars *8:20 PMNBC
Week 12Nov. 25at Denver Broncos *4:25 PMCBS
Week 13Dec. 2Los Angeles Chargers *1:00 PMCBS
Week 14Dec. 9at Oakland Raiders *8:20 PMNBC
Week 15Dec. 16New England Patriots *4:25 PMCBS
Week 16Dec. 23at New Orleans Saints *4:25 PMCBS
Week 17Dec. 30Cincinnati Bengals *1:00 PMCBS

*Times and TV network may change due to flexible scheduling. *All times are Eastern. *

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