Steelers announce 2015 regular-season schedule

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The Steelers will appear in five nationally televised primetime games, including the first game of the NFL's 2015 regular season, it was announced today when the NFL unveiled its 2015 regular season schedule.

Pittsburgh will kick off the NFL's 2015 regular season slate at the New England Patriots in Week 1 (Sept. 10) on Thursday night (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

Two of the Steelers' four other nationally televised primetime contests occur in back-to-back weeks. Pittsburgh will host its AFC North Divisional rival Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field in Week 4 (Oct. 1) on Thursday Night Football (CBS/NFL Network, 8:25 p.m.) before traveling to San Diego for a Monday Night Football (ESPN, 8:30) match-up at the Chargers in Week 5 (Oct. 12).

Pittsburgh's remaining two nationally televised primetime games take place in Weeks 13 and 16, both on Sunday Night Football (NBC, 8:30 p.m.). The Steelers and Indianapolis Colts will square off in Week 13 (Dec. 6) at Heinz Field, and Pittsburgh will travel to Baltimore in Week 16 (Dec. 27).

The Steelers' bye week will be on Nov. 22 (Week 11).

"Flexible scheduling" will be used in Weeks 11-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time.

Photos from our last meeting with each of our 2015 opponents.

Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 3. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives "surprise" teams a chance to play their way into primetime.

A select number of games will be "cross-flexed," moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today while the remainder of "cross-flexed" games will be decided during the season.

Fans can listen to every Steelers game throughout the preseason and the regular season on the Steelers Radio Network on WDVE-FM (102.5) and WBGG-AM (970).

The Steelers also announced its Week 3 preseason game at the Buffalo Bills will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m.

Steelers 2015 Preseason Schedule

DateOpponentTime (TV)
Hall of Fame Game** Sun. Aug. 9vs. Minnesota Vikings8 p.m. (NBC-TV)
Week 1 Fri., Aug. 14at Jacksonville Jaguars7:30 p.m. (KDKA-TV)
Week 2 Sat., Aug. 23vs. Green Bay Packers8 p.m. (KDKA-TV)
Week 3 Sat., Aug. 29at Buffalo Bills4 p.m. (KDKA-TV)
Week 4 Thu., Sept. 3vs. Carolina Panthers7:30 p.m. (KDKA-TV)

Steelers 2015 Regular Season Schedule

DateOpponentTime (TV)
Week 1* Thu., Sept. 10at New England Patriots8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)
Week 2 Sun., Sept. 20vs. San Francisco 49ers1 p.m. (FOX/WPGH-TV)
Week 3 Sun., Sept. 27at St. Louis Rams1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)
Week 4 Thu., Oct. 1vs. Baltimore Ravens8:25 p.m. (CBS/NFLN)
Week 5 Mon., Oct. 12at San Diego Chargers8:30 p.m. (ESPN/WTAE-TV)
Week 6 Sun., Oct. 18vs. Arizona Cardinals1 p.m. (FOX/WPGH-TV)
Week 7 Sun., Oct. 25at Kansas City Chiefs1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)
Week 8 Sun., Nov. 1vs. Cincinnati Bengals1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)
Week 9 Sun., Nov. 8vs. Oakland Raiders1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)
Week 10 Sun., Nov. 15vs. Cleveland Browns1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)
Week 11 BYE WEEK----------
Week 12 Sun., Nov. 29at Seattle Seahawks4:25 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)
Week 13 Sun., Dec. 6vs. Indianapolis Colts8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)
Week 14 Sun., Dec. 13at Cincinnati Bengals1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)
Week 15 Sun., Dec. 20vs. Denver Broncos4:25 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)
Week 16 Sun., Dec. 27at Baltimore Ravens8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)
Week 17
Sun., Jan. 3
at Cleveland Browns1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

* Times and TV network may change due to flexible scheduling

All Times are Eastern**

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