A Breakdown of the Steelers 2020 Schedule
[Pittsburgh,PA] On May 7th the Pittsburgh Steelers released their 2020 Regular-Season Schedule and it has a lot of unique twists:
For the first time in years, they do not have a home 4:25 game, mainly because they have eleven 1pm games (Some will be subject to the NFL’s schedule flexing later in the season) and they’re hosting their first-ever Thanksgiving game.
What’s expected is that the Steelers will play their AFC Division Rivals (Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals) twice and (per the NFL’s 4-year NFC Rotation) they will face the NFC East (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants, Philadelphia Eagles & Washington Redskins)
They have 3 Prime-Time games thanks to the cancellation of their first Hall of Fame Game since 2015 (the Steelers and Cowboys will play in the 2021 Hall of fame game to kick off the next pre-season).
The NFL is expected to play its entire 2020 season as scheduled, with increased protocols and safety measures for due to COVID-19.
We begin with the Preseason Schedule with 2 home games beginning with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 14, and then against the New Orleans Saints on August 23rd.
The Steelers take to the road for their final 2 Preseason Games. First, they face Le’Veon Bell and the NY Jets on August 28th and then per their usual custom, they conclude the Carolina Panthers September 3rd.
They begin their regular-season Monday September 14th vs. the NY Giants at 7:15. It will be part of ESPN’s annual Opening Night Double-Header. It’s also the second time they’ve opened the season on national television.
Week 2 will be their home opener vs. the Denver Broncos (Sept 20 at 1pm), Week 3, they will host the Houston Texans and JJ Watt (Brother of TJ and Derrick Watt) Sept 27th at 1pm. Week 4, The Steelers will then hit the road October 4 they face the Tennessee Titans and AFC Rushing Champion Derrick Henry (1pm). The Titans beat the Steelers for the 6th and final playoff spot in 2019 and used it to advance to the AFC Championship Game. Week 5, they will host their cross- town rival Eagles October 11th (1pm)
AFC North Division action begins Week 6 as the Steelers will travel the Cleveland to face the Browns October 18th (1pm) and then Week 7, they will travel to Baltimore to face reigning the AFC North Champion Ravens October 25th.
After a Week 8 Bye, they will travel to Dallas Week 9 (November 8th) to face the Cowboys for a nationally televised 4:25 matchup. This will be the first time the Steelers will play at at&t Stadium since 2012.
Week 10 (November 15th) the Steelers will host the Bengals at 1pm. Week 11 (November 22nd), they will then travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars (1pm) and then 4 days later (Week 12), they will host the Ravens for the final game on Thanksgiving (8:20pm) It’s the eighth time the Steelers have played on Thanksgiving with a 2-6 record. This is the second time the Steelers will play the Ravens on Thanksgiving, losing the 2013 matchup, 22-20 and last played on Thanksgiving in 2016, in which they beat the Indianapolis Colts 28-7.
Week 13, the Steelers will return home to face the Washington Redskins (Dec 6th, 1pm). Week 14 (Dec 13th) The Steelers will travel to Buffalo for a Sunday Night Football matchup vs, the Buffalo Bills (8:20) They will travel to Cincinnati Week 15 (Dec 21 at 8:15pm) to face the Bengals on Monday Night Football.
Week 16 (December 27th at 1pm) the Steelers will play their final regular home season vs. the Indianapolis Colts. And then they will wrap up their Week 17 schedule at Cleveland vs. the Browns (January 3rd at 1pm)
2020 Preseason Schedule
Aug. 14 vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30p.m. (KDKA-TV)
Aug. 23 vs. New Orleans, 8:00 p.m. ET (FOX)
Aug. 27-30 at NY Jets, 7:30p.m. (KDKA-TV)
Sept. 3-4 at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (KDKA-TV)
2020 Regular Season Schedule
Sept. 14 at NY Giants, 7:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Sept. 20 vs. Denver, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
Sept. 27 vs. Houston, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
Oct. 4 at Tennessee, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
Oct. 11 vs. Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m. ET (FOX)
Oct. 18 vs. Cleveland, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
Oct. 25 at Baltimore, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS) BYE
Nov. 8 at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
Nov. 15 vs. Cincinnati, 1:00 p.m. ET (FOX)
Nov. 22 at Jacksonville, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
Nov. 26 vs. Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)
Dec. 6 vs. Washington, 1:00 p.m. ET (FOX)
Dec. 13 at Buffalo, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)
Dec. 21 at Cincinnati, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Dec. 27 vs. Indianapolis, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
Jan. 3 at Cleveland, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS)