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    Pittsburgh Steelers 2008 Schedule & Strength of Schedule listing

    2008 Schedule

    PITTSBURGH — The Steelers will play five nationally televised primetime games, and will open the season at home on Sunday, Sept. 7 against the Houston Texans, it was announced today when the National Football League released its 2008 regular season schedule.

    The Steelers will host two nationally televised primetime games against division rivals, including a Monday Night game on Sept. 29 against the Baltimore Ravens (8:30 p.m.) and a Thursday Night game Nov. 20 against the Cincinnati Bengals (8:15 p.m.). Pittsburgh’s three primetime road games will be on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Cleveland Browns (8:15 p.m.), Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Jacksonville Jaguars (8:15 p.m.) and a Monday Night game on Nov. 3 at the Washington Redskins.

    “We are excited to have five nationally televised primetime games included among what should be one of our most exciting regular season schedules in recent years,” said Steelers president Art Rooney II. “We have a tremendous home schedule that our fans are really going to enjoy as we defend our AFC North title.”

    The Steelers also announced that the team will honor the memory of former broadcaster Myron Cope who passed away in February, prior to the club’s Sept. 7 home opener. Cope was the Steelers’ radio color analyst for 35 years (1970-’04) and also invented the Terrible Towel™.

    “Myron was a big part of the Steelers game day experience for so many years and we want to give our fans the opportunity to show their appreciation for all that he meant to so many people,” said Rooney.

    The Steelers will host the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants on Sunday, Oct. 26 (4:15 p.m.). Pittsburgh will have a three-game home stand in November when they host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Nov. 9 (4:15 p.m.), the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Nov. 16 (4:15 p.m.) and the Thursday Night game against Cincinnati. The Steelers’ remaining home schedule includes a 4:15 p.m. game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Dec. 7 and a 1 p.m. game against the Cleveland Browns in the regular season finale on Dec. 28.

    The Steelers’ remaining road schedule includes trips to play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 21 (4:15 p.m. kickoff) and the Bengals on Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. The Steelers will also visit the New England Patriots on Nov. 30 (4:15 p.m.), Baltimore on Dec. 14 (1 p.m.) and the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 21 (1 p.m.).

    All Sunday afternoon games beginning in Week 11 are subject to flexible scheduling and could be moved into the Sunday night time slot (8:15 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 Friday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Field against the Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh will play a preseason game in Toronto for the first time since 1960 when they travel to the Rogers Centre to play the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. One nationally televised game is on the Steelers’ preseason schedule, slated for Saturday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. (CBS) against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Pittsburgh’s final preseason home game will take place on Thursday, Aug. 28 against the Carolina Panthers. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

    2008 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule

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    Looks like I will be spending some time in Nashville as an early Christmas present. Thanks for posting that AZ!!

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    And the #1 strength of schedule goes to the Steelers!!!

    Steelers, Colts have toughest 2008 schedules
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    I'm so happy that it has finally been released. Without a doubt, it has made my day! I hope September hurries up and gets here.
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    November looks brutal!

    Colts, Chargers, Bengals, Patriots

    Only the Bengirls will offer a little relief that month.

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    ****ing gay *** nflnetwork, i hope who ever created that channel dies a painful death
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    5 primetime games....nice

    strenghth of schedule is way overrated, the browns fluke/yet still a failure year inflated that stat lol

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    3 out of the last 5 games of the year are at home...that's a definite plus!

    Wow we have a lot of 4pm starts this year along with all the prime time games.

    November does look brutal with 3-4 on the road.

    2 divisional games in December, that should make for an interesting run to the AFCN crown.
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    That Browns game on Sunday night in Week 2 is going to be huge in determining who controls the AFC North early on in the season. The Browns have a lot of tough games on the road on back to back weeks here. They have to play at Philly and at Buffalo on Monday night, and play the Redskins and Jags on the road back to back weeks, and also they play the Ravens and Bengals on the road as well back to back weeks in week 3 and 4 after they host the Cowboys in the first week and the Steelers the 2nd week.

    The Steelers I can definitely see starting off 3-1 if they are able to take care of the 2 home games in Houston and Baltimore, and split one of the back to back road games in Cleveland and in Philly which is definitely possible. Its not like were playing the Jags and Pats on back to back weeks. The Browns and Eagles are definitely two teams the Steelers can go into their place and win. November is brutal having to play the Redskins on Monday night then come back on a short week and play the Colts the following week.

    The good thing about November is we got the Colts,Chargers,and Bengals 3 weeks in a row at home. The way this schedule sets up looking at it early on with who we play when we play them I definitely think the Steelers can go 10-6 again. I think the Browns schedule the way its set up is a lot more tougher then the Steelers schedule if you look at it closely like I have.

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    Loving this schedule......... Ok we have the toughest schedule and the patsies have the easiest, Shocker there, guess belicheat was busy on his knees during the owners meetings Well wonder what game I will get tickets too for my re-newal to STEELERS digest, plus have to go to either the cowgirls game or un-super chargers and of course be here at the Monday night game against the forskins

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