2009 Steelers ScheduleBy n/a, Steelers.com
April 14, 2009
Steelers Release 2009 Regular Season Schedule
PITTSBURGH — The Steelers will play five nationally televised primetime games, including the first game of the league’s Kickoff Weekend, it was announced today when the NFL released its 2009 regular-season schedule.
The Steelers will kick off the 2009 NFL season at Heinz Field against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC. Pittsburgh is scheduled to play one other nationally televised home primetime game on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 8:20 p.m. against the San Diego Chargers. Pittsburgh’s other national primetime games include road contests Monday, Nov. 9 at Denver (8:30 p.m.), Sunday, Nov. 29 at Baltimore (8:20 p.m.) and Thursday, Dec. 10 at Cleveland (8:20 p.m.). The Cleveland game will be broadcast on NFL Network.
“It is always exciting, and an honor, to be the team that kicks off the NFL season at home,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II. “Our fans in Pittsburgh and around the world are going to enjoy watching us pursue another Super Bowl championship against some very challenging competition.”
In addition to the Steelers’ two home primetime games, Pittsburgh will play six additional contests at Heinz Field, including consecutive home games Sunday, Oct. 18 vs. Cleveland (1 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 25 vs. Minnesota (1 p.m.). The remainder of the Steelers’ home schedule includes Sunday, Nov. 15 vs. Cincinnati (1 p.m.), Sunday, Dec. 6 vs. Oakland (1 p.m.), Sunday, Dec. 20 vs. Green Bay (1 p.m.) and Sunday, Dec. 27 vs. Baltimore (1 p.m.). Green Bay’s trip to Pittsburgh will be the first for the Packers in the regular season since 1998.
The Steelers’ remaining road games include the team’s first trip to Chicago since 1995 when they visit the Bears on Sept. 20 (4:15 p.m.). Pittsburgh will travel to division rival Cincinnati on Sept. 27 (1 p.m.) and to Detroit for the first time in the regular season since 1998 on Oct. 11 (1 p.m.). The Steelers will travel to Kansas City on Nov. 22 (1 p.m.) and conclude the regular season in Miami on Jan. 3 (1 p.m.).
The Steelers’ annual bye week will be on Nov. 1 (Week 8).
All Sunday games beginning in Week 11 (Nov. 22) through the remainder of the regular season are subject to flexible scheduling and could be moved into the Sunday night time slot (8:20 p.m.). The NFL will provide at least 12 days notice of time changes due to the “flex” scheduling. Week 17 start time changes could be decided on six days notice to ensure a game with playoff implications. Flexible scheduling will not impact Thursday, Saturday or Monday night games.
The Steelers open their four-game preseason schedule Thursday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Field in a nationally televised rematch of Super Bowl XLIII against the Arizona Cardinals. Pittsburgh will play at the Washington Redskins on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The Buffalo Bills will visit Heinz Field on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. for the Steelers’ final home game of the preseason. The Steelers will conclude their preseason schedule on the road on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. at the Carolina Panthers. The final three Steelers preseason games will be televised locally on KDKA (channel 2) and FSN Pittsburgh.
|2009 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule|
|Thursday, Aug. 13||vs. Cardinals||8 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Saturday, Aug. 22||@ Redskins||7:30 p.m. (KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh)|
|Saturday, Aug. 29||vs. Bills||7:30 p.m. (KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh)|
|Thursday, Sept. 3||@ Panthers||8 p.m. (KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh)|
|Thursday, Sept. 10||vs. Titans||8:30 p.m. (NBC)|
|Sunday, Sept 20||@ Bears||4:15 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, Sept. 27||@ Bengals||1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, Oct. 4||vs. Chargers||8:20 p.m. (NBC)|
|Sunday, Oct. 11||@ Lions||1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, Oct. 18||vs. Browns||1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, Oct. 25||vs. Vikings||1 p.m. (FOX)|
|Sunday, Nov. 1||BYE|
|Monday, Nov. 9||@ Broncos||8:30 p.m. (ESPN)|
|Sunday, Nov. 15||vs. Bengals||1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, Nov. 22||@ Chiefs *||1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, Nov. 29||@ Ravens *||8:20 p.m. (NBC)|
|Sunday, Dec. 6||vs. Raiders *||1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Thursday, Dec. 10||@ Browns||8:20 p.m. (NFL Network)|
|Sunday, Dec. 20||vs. Packers *||1 p.m. (FOX)|
|Sunday, Dec. 27||vs. Ravens *||1 p.m. (CBS)|
|Sunday, Jan. 3||@ Dolphins *||1 p.m. (CBS)|
* Times and TV network may change due to flexible scheduling
** All times Eastern
** All times Eastern