Steelers will open 2009 season against the Titans


PITTSBURGH – The Steelers will open the 2009 NFL season with a home game against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, Sept. 10, it was announced today by the league office.

The Steelers will entertain the Titans at Heinz Field to kick off the 2009 NFL season, a game that traditionally features the defending Super Bowl champions.

NBC will air the Thursday Night game. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m.

The matchup was attractive because Pittsburgh and Tennessee were the top two seeds in the 2008 AFC playoffs. The 12-4 Steelers were the No. 2 seed and the 13-3 Titans earned the top spot.

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