If the Pittsburgh Steelers are to really make the playoffs in 2015 they will have to navigate probably the most difficult schedule of any team in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers do get one possible break though as they will be facing a New England Patriots team in the opener that’ll not have quarterback Tom Brady who is suspended. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be featured in prime time an overall total of five times beginning with the opener on NBC on Thursday, September 10th.
The Steelers will be featured in prime time a great deal in 2015 as they are on NBC three times, CBS/NFL Network once and ESPN once. You can find very few bright spots for the Steelers in 2015 while they face a schedule that’s ranked as the toughest in the NFL. They have to handle both Super Bowl participants from last season on the road while they open at New England and then face Seattle in Week 12.
It should help the Steelers that they have the Patriots without Tom Brady nonetheless it still won’t be easy to win on the road against the motivated Super Bowl champions playing without their starting quarterback. The only simple game on the schedule comes in Week 9 while they host the Oakland Raiders. The stretch of games from November 1st through the 15th is the only stretch of games that looks reasonable while they host The Bengals, Raiders and The Browns.
The Pittsburgh Steelers close the season with a very hard stretch of games that have them playing Seattle, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Denver and Cleveland.
Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule (All times Eastern)
Week 1: Thursday, Sept. 10, at New England, 8:30 p.m.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 20, San Francisco, 1 p.m.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 27, at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Week 4: Thursday, Oct. 1, Baltimore, 8:25 p.m.
Week 5: Monday, Oct. 12, at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 18, Arizona, 1 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 25, at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Week 8: Sunday, Nov. 1, Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 8, Oakland, 1 p.m.
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 15, Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 29, at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 6, Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 13, at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 20, Denver, 4:25 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 27, at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 3, at Cleveland, 1 p.m.