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DIESELMAN
12-27-2007, 05:42 PM
By locking up the division title over the weekend, the Steelers also set their 2008 schedule, which could include games against as many as eight playoff teams.


Pittsburgh will host Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Houston, Indianapolis, Dallas, the New York Giants and San Diego. The Steelers will visit Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Washington and New England.

AZ_Steeler
12-27-2007, 05:55 PM
Why do the Steelers play New England every year???? I can understand next year becasue they both finished 1st in their divisions but it just seems like every single year they have to play New England... :dunno:

BlitzburghRockCity
12-27-2007, 05:58 PM
Since it appears we are playing the NFC East next year I should be able to score some tickets to the Washington game, my brother goes to a lot of them.

Home:

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore, - usual division games, no surprise there.

Houston, NY Giants - No Problem

Indianapolis, Dallas, San Diego- Will be tough games

Away:

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore, - again, usual games, no surprises.

Jacksonville & New England- tough games

Tennessee - could go either way

Philadelphia, Washington - could be trap games

Either way we'll see how the official schedule shakes out next April or so when it comes out but next years schedule will definitely be considerably tougher than this years.

black an gold 4 life
12-27-2007, 06:47 PM
man we just have 2 lace up the boots an go 2 work, that's all we have 2 make the right adjustments during this off season, an we can b in the super bowl next year,we don't need 2 rebuild just retool...........with the right moves n the offseason 2 our personal,an our coaching staff an were n the superbowl,plus tomlin can't work those fellows 2 hard because they need 2 finish strong..................under bill COWARD they allways started slow an finished up strong that's what we should do this coming year

BB2W
12-27-2007, 06:49 PM
Tough schedule... :eek:

black an gold 4 life
12-27-2007, 07:14 PM
u have 2 wonder why the cheaters never have an tough schedule:scratch::dunno:this year was an cake walk 4 them an they still had 2 cheat:wtf::willybs:hey we have 2 man up though an kick some azzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz,i wonder how we gonna d up plax?i know this we better b ready 2 play football next year, we had so many injuries also hey tomlin lighten up on the boys an little

BlitzburghRockCity
12-27-2007, 09:39 PM
Our 3rd place schedule didn't appear to be a cake walk on the outset of the season, but as it went on and half the division collapsed that made it easier but still next year is going to be wicked tough but we can do it. This will show what our team is really made of now...

Prosdo
12-28-2007, 04:19 AM
I'm pretty excited for the Dallas game. A really good friend of mine is a die hard Dallas fan. I have to agree New England every year?

steelcurtain09
12-28-2007, 04:25 PM
ive been waitin 8 years since the last skins-Steelers game till i could go to this one
i hope i can get tickets

BlitzburghNation
12-28-2007, 04:51 PM
HOME

Cleveland,,, Baltimore,,,,Cincinnati - Hope we duplicate this year :popcorn:

NY Giants,,,,,,Houston - Should Handle :crossfingers:

Dallas,,,,,,,,Indianapolis,,,,,,, San Diego- Looking forward to these :bigthumb

AWAY

Cleveland,,,,,,, Baltimore,,,,,,Cincinnati - Like I said on the 1st one :popcorn:

New England- Hope we Kick that :moon: Next year

Jag's--------- Always a tough game :greengrin: But I always love watching this match-up :tt02:

Tennessee ------- :scratch: Will be another tough one !

Philly--------- We usually handle these guys,but I wish the game was home

Redskins--------- Could go either way :dunno:

I see us with a record of 11-5 again or maybe 12-4 :cabbagepatch:

DBR96A
12-28-2007, 06:40 PM
The yearly scheduling is just luck of the draw. This season, the AFC South and NFC East are the two toughest divisions in the league. They're the same two divisions that we play in full next season, based on the year-to-year revolving schedule.

2002: AFC South, NFC South
HOME: Houston, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Carolina.
ROAD: Jacksonville, Tennessee, New Orleans, Tampa Bay.

2003: AFC West, NFC West
HOME: Oakland, San Diego, Arizona, St. Louis.
ROAD: Denver, Kansas City, San Francisco, Seattle.

2004: AFC East, NFC East
HOME: New England, New York Jets, Philadelphia, Washington.
ROAD: Buffalo, Miami, Dallas, New York Giants.

2005: AFC South, NFC North
HOME: Jacksonville, Tennessee, Chicago, Detroit.
ROAD: Houston, Indianapolis, Green Bay, Minnesota.

2006: AFC West, NFC South
HOME: Denver, Kansas City, New Orleans, Tampa Bay.
ROAD: Oakland, San Diego, Atlanta, Carolina.

2007: AFC East, NFC West
HOME: Buffalo, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle.
ROAD: New England, New York Jets, Arizona, St. Louis.

2008: AFC South, NFC East
HOME: Houston, Indianapolis, Dallas, New York Giants.
ROAD: Jacksonville, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Washington.

2009: AFC West, NFC North
HOME: Oakland, San Diego, Green Bay, Minnesota.
ROAD: Denver, Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit.

2010: AFC East, NFC South
HOME: New England, New York Jets, Atlanta, Carolina.
ROAD: Buffalo, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa Bay.

2011: AFC South, NFC West
HOME: Jacksonville, Tennessee, Arizona, St. Louis.
ROAD: Houston, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Seattle.

2012: AFC West, NFC East
HOME: Denver, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Washington.
ROAD: Oakland, San Diego, Dallas, New York Giants.

2013: AFC East, NFC North
HOME: Buffalo, Miami, Chicago, Detroit.
ROAD: New England, New York Jets, Green Bay, Minnesota.

The revolving schedule repeats itself every 12 years. In 2014, we'll be back to the AFC South and NFC South again.

New England's schedule looks easy because they get the AFC West and NFC West, two of the three weakest divisions in the NFL. Also, the remainder of the AFC East kinda blows. Like I said, it's luck of the draw.

2002: AFC West, NFC North
HOME: Denver, Kansas City, Green Bay, Minnesota.
ROAD: Oakland, San Diego, Chicago, Detroit.

2003: AFC South, NFC East
HOME: Jacksonville, Tennessee, Dallas, New York Giants.
ROAD: Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Washington.

2004: AFC North, NFC West
HOME: Baltimore, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Seattle.
ROAD: Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Arizona, St. Louis.

2005: AFC West, NFC South
HOME: Oakland, San Diego, New Orleans, Tampa Bay.
ROAD: Denver, Kansas City, Atlanta, Carolina.

2006: AFC South, NFC North
HOME: Houston, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit.
ROAD: Jacksonville, Tennessee, Green Bay, Minnesota.

2007: AFC North, NFC East
HOME: Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington.
ROAD: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, New York Giants.

2008: AFC West, NFC West
HOME: Denver, Kansas City, Arizona, St. Louis.
ROAD: Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle.

2009: AFC South, NFC South
HOME: Jacksonville, Tennessee, Atlanta, Carolina.
ROAD: Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Tampa Bay.

2010: AFC North, NFC North
HOME: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Minnesota.
ROAD: Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit.

2011: AFC West, NFC East
HOME: Oakland, San Diego, Dallas, New York Giants.
ROAD: Denver, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Washington.

2012: AFC South, NFC West
HOME: Houston, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Seattle.
ROAD: Jacksonville, Tennessee, Arizona, St. Louis.

2013: AFC North, NFC South
HOME: Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Tampa Bay.
ROAD: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Carolina.

In 2014, New England will be back to the AFC West and NFC North again.

Of course, there's really no guarantee that any team will be as good or as bad in 2008 as they've been in 2007. For all we know, New England's schedule could still end up harder than ours when all is said and done. Only time will tell. At first glance, though, it certainly looks as though we have it pretty hard in 2008, and New England has it pretty easy.

SteelerSal
12-31-2007, 08:59 PM
Home:
Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Dallas, N.Y. Giants, San Diego

Away:
Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Washington, New England

Playoff teams are in bold type.
I can't remember the last time our schedule was this tough.

:banging: Better buckle up their chin straps next season and decide if they want to play the way they are suppose to.
Definately no "Gimme" games. ( Not that we had any gimme games this season either):evilshake:

Koopa
12-31-2007, 09:04 PM
we did have gimme games this year, we just couldn't take them......... the dallas game should be fun for me since i'm surrounded by cowboy fans

SteelerSal
12-31-2007, 09:08 PM
we did have gimme games this year

Koopa, I was being sarcastic.:lol:

LarryNJ
12-31-2007, 09:18 PM
That's a brutal schedule. Although that could be a good thing, they won't have a chance to relax.
I'm looking forward to a regular season game in Philly!!

Silverback 92
01-01-2008, 12:33 AM
8 play off teams, and a browns team that barely missed the play offs Brutal !!

BlitzburghRockCity
01-01-2008, 02:11 AM
If that's not the toughest schedule in the league next year I don't know what is ! :eyecrazy:

catlabman
01-01-2008, 11:12 AM
Tough schedule:banging:But if we can do something with the defense to make them more consistent at getting to the QB, and protect Ben, I could see us going at least 11-5 next year.:plus1:

Captcoolhand
01-01-2008, 11:39 AM
:scratch: I often wonder why they even took Jacksonville out of our division if we still play them nearly every freak'n year.:eyecrazy:

NOVA STEELERS
01-01-2008, 01:04 PM
Already started saving for Tixx against forskins!!!!!!!! WOOO HOOOO

DBR96A
01-02-2008, 06:59 PM
Considering the AFC South has the best cumulative division record in NFL history, and the NFC East has the fourth-best cumulative division record in NFL history, I'd say there's no doubt we have the toughest schedule in the NFL next year, based on 2007 results.

manofsteel
01-02-2008, 07:26 PM
it does not matter you schedule them well play them

memphissteelergirl
01-03-2008, 12:17 PM
Definitely gonna head up I-40 to Nashville next fall! :greenbounce2::banana:

buccaneers#1fan
01-11-2008, 11:35 PM
dang your schedule is just as tough as the bucs.we play 4 division winners next year.

SteelerMatt
02-02-2008, 11:27 AM
Looks like a tough road next year. But lots of good teams coming to heinz field.

BlitzburghRockCity
02-02-2008, 12:41 PM
Definitely gonna head up I-40 to Nashville next fall! :greenbounce2::banana:

I know that road well, we travel that every year heading down to TN/NC for our bike rally. My exboss is a season ticket holder for the Titans so maybe I can talk him into a road trip :greengrin:

Stlrs4Life
02-18-2008, 07:21 PM
Peter King on our schedule:


Stat of the Week


http://i.cnn.net/si/images/1.gifTough As Steel Records of 2008 Steeler OpponentsHomeRoad*Indianapolis (13-4)*Jacksonville (12-6)Houston (8-8)*Tennessee (10-7)*NY Giants (14-6)*Washington (9-8)*Dallas (13-4)Philadelphia (8-8)*San Diego (12-6)*New England (18-1)* - denotes '07 playoff team
Combined record - 117-58 (.669)

Has anyone out there looked at the Steelers' schedule for this fall? Schedules are organic things in terms of degree of difficulty; they tend to change week-by-week during the season. But looking at Pittsburgh's slate right now, we might be seeing the toughest schedule a team has had in recent history.
Lots of teams have division schedules as tough or tougher than six games with Cleveland, Cincinnati and Baltimore, though the rising Browns, Carson Palmer and the presumably rejuvenated Ravens will be a difficult six-pack.
Amazing. Horrendously amazing, if you bleed black and gold.
Schedule factoids:

Eight of Pittsburgh's 10 non-AFC North games are against 2007 playoff teams.
All 10 non-division foes were .500 or better in 2007.
New England plays four games against teams that finished over .500 in the 2007 regular season. Pittsburgh plays 10.
Excluding the Steelers in 2005, the last four Super Bowl champs (Giants, Colts, Pats, Pats) are on Pittsburgh's schedule.

BlackGold4vr
02-18-2008, 07:39 PM
Next year is going to be a dog fight for the division. We won't be the only ones with tough schedules as the rest of our division also has to play the entire NFC East and the AFC South. The only games that escape the rest of the AFC North teams will be the Patriots and the Chargers as they will play the division mirrors of where they placed in the North. No doubt it is an extremely tough schedule and we will be fortunate to repeat as AFC North champs. But I feel our team would be better prepared to make a Super Bowl run after surviving this gauntlet of a schedule than if we had another powder puff schedule we just played this year. You want to be the best you gotta play the best! 9 -7 might be good enough to win the division this year. :yesnod:

DIESELMAN
02-19-2008, 10:02 PM
Schedule factoids:

• Eight of Pittsburgh's 10 non-AFC North games are against 2007 playoff teams.
• All 10 non-division foes were .500 or better in 2007.
• New England plays four games against teams that finished over .500 in the 2007 regular season. Pittsburgh plays 10.
• Excluding the Steelers in 2005, the last four Super Bowl champs (Giants, Colts, Pats, Pats) are on Pittsburgh's schedule.

Thats just straight up crazy!!!

K Train
02-19-2008, 10:10 PM
meh....teams fall apart and teams surprise every year, this schedule is not as bad as it looks

BlitzburghRockCity
02-19-2008, 10:11 PM
As we saw in 2007 though just because you make the playoffs the year before doesn't mean you're going to be good the next year. Look at us the year after the SB win or the Ratbirds last year, the Bengals who were touted to win the AFCN in 2007..anything is possible and a good number of the teams we play are not guaranteed to be great next year or even as good.

Finally the Clowns will play a tougher schedule, something they haven't done in I don't know how long..no more 4th place easy ride in Cleveland. The AFCN is going to be a dog fight you got that right Tom, every divisional game is going to be crucial.

DIESELMAN
02-19-2008, 10:34 PM
As we saw in 2007 though just because you make the playoffs the year before doesn't mean you're going to be good the next year. Look at us the year after the SB win or the Ratbirds last year, the Bengals who were touted to win the AFCN in 2007..anything is possible and a good number of the teams we play are not guaranteed to be great next year or even as good.

Finally the Clowns will play a tougher schedule, something they haven't done in I don't know how long..no more 4th place easy ride in Cleveland. The AFCN is going to be a dog fight you got that right Tom, every divisional game is going to be crucial.
Oh yeah, the North is always tough, especially when you got the Ratbirds and Bungholes who can't make up their minds who's going to show from one season to another lol The Brownies will be facing reality next year, we'll see if they're going to be contenders or pretenders. K Train is right, teams do fade and rise up, we'll just have to play the best we can, especially on the road and not leave our fate in anyone elses hands.

Black@Gold Forever32
02-19-2008, 10:36 PM
meh....teams fall apart and teams surprise every year, this schedule is not as bad as it looks

Thats what some thought to on the 07 schedule.....:lol: Some on this site even predicted 14 wins in 07....I stood by the 9-10 wins and the Steelers won 10 games....I think looking at that schedule in 08 I would say if the Steelers win 11 games it would be considered a great success and really battled tested and ready for the play-offs with a schedule like that.....

But you're right teams do fall apart and others surprise every year...So who really knows for sure if the Steelers schedule will be as tough as it looks right now.....If Tom Brady retires from football to start a career in a gay porn then it would make that Pats game look much easier...lol

DIESELMAN
02-19-2008, 10:50 PM
If Tom Brady retires from football to start a career in a gay porn then it would make that Pats game look much easier...lolHe doesn't have to retire to do that. :haha:

Black@Gold Forever32
02-19-2008, 10:51 PM
He doesn't have to retire to do that. :haha:

Well that is true.....:lol:

SteelCityMan786
02-20-2008, 10:06 PM
Right now I say 11-12 seems very possible. If they fire out of the gates quickly and don't go down into a late year fall, they'll win 13 or 14. But for now 11-12 is where I stand. The Draft and FA will dictate otherwise.

$teeler$guy
04-06-2008, 08:21 PM
Can't wait to see the steelers kick @$$ next season

susielr
04-06-2008, 08:26 PM
Can't wait to see the steelers kick @$$ next season


:yellowthumb: I am with you there. They have a tough schedule but they are a tough team also.

$teeler$guy
04-06-2008, 08:28 PM
:yellowthumb: I am with you there. They have a tough schedule but they are a tough team also.

OOO yea steelers will and always be a tough team :tt02::helmet:

JensK
04-07-2008, 02:23 AM
Tough schedule or not, the steelers will just have to get the job done, no excuses! I hate to quote the clowns, but they did say one smart thing last year:

If you want to be the best, you got to beat the best!

$teeler$guy
04-07-2008, 05:21 PM
Tough schedule or not, the steelers will just have to get the job done, no excuses! I hate to quote the clowns, but they did say one smart thing last year:

If you want to be the best, you got to beat the best!

thats the truth

SteelerSteve
04-08-2008, 08:06 PM
After looking over this years schedule, I couldn't help but look at it and try to predict a final record.(I know its a little early lol) I think that we should be able to go 11-5 at least, I think we can sweep the division, who knows?maybe lose one to cleveland but I doubt it. Anyway I think a solid playoff run is in order. Thoughts?

AZ_Steeler
04-08-2008, 08:10 PM
Assuming the Steelers can fix the offensive line the 11-5 might be doable. When I look at it though it's actually a little intimidating :dunno: If the line isn't resolved or the secondary I personally feel they are lucky if they get above .500... I remind everyone that is if the line and secondary are not resolved! :)

SteelerSteve
04-08-2008, 08:12 PM
Assuming the Steelers can fix the offensive line the 11-5 might be doable. When I look at it though it's actually a little intimidating :dunno: If the line isn't resolved or the secondary I personally feel they are lucky if they get above .500... I remind everyone that is if the line and secondary are not resolved! :) Yeah, if we get our line and secondary to at least play at an above average level, then we could get over 12, mark it down:tt02:

K Train
04-08-2008, 10:07 PM
the secondary? the secondary is solid, troy being the only weak link in my eyes lol. anthony smith will bounce back, he was a very good safety but everyone **** on him after the new england game, which was deserved yes, but he wasnt the only reason we got smashed in that game. the secondary is not a big worry to me at all, and the online cluster**** is a little overrated by us in alot of ways, i dont think were in as bad of shape as we like to think. The only really really really big problem was aaron smith going down and the runs defense going to **** and having no one there to step up even a little...that cant happen again.

and we will not lose to the browns who will lose 10 games this year

$teelersRule
04-08-2008, 11:13 PM
and we will not lose to the browns who will lose 10 games this year[/QUOTE]

i cant agree with you more the division is really weak so we should make the playoffs i just dont know what we will do once we get there :brownssuck:

BlitzburghRockCity
04-08-2008, 11:22 PM
Wow, for a split second I thought the 2008 schedule came out early this year when I saw this thread...

susielr
04-09-2008, 09:20 AM
Wow, for a split second I thought the 2008 schedule came out early this year when I saw this thread...


:bluelol: I thought the same thing...I NEED to know the schedule!

JensK
04-09-2008, 09:41 AM
I really wouldnt mind seeing the schedule either... Have to order plain and tickets, in advantage :)

I think, if we get a good draft, and if we have all our players performe, we'll have a 10-6 or 11-5 season! If not, we should be happy if we have a .500 season!