The 2012 Steelers schedule has been released by the NFL. Five nationally televised Steelers games will be played, including the season opener on Sunday Night Football. The Steelers and Broncos will both be in Pittsburgh for this game. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET. The Steelers will also host two games during the preseason: one against the Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 6 and another against the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 19.
The Steelers are expected to rebound from a difficult start by playing the Bengals and Ravens. The team has an early bye, but the next five divisional games are on. In addition, they will play five of their final seven games against opponents from the AFC North. Two road games against division rivals, Bengals and Ravens, are also on the Steelers’ schedule.
The Steelers’ offense is a very weak unit this season. The Steelers’ offensive line is one of the worst in league over the past three seasons. They could bring in two rookies or second-year players. They could be the league’s youngest team this year. It is unclear if they will be able to protect Ben and develop the running game. Pittsburgh’s success is dependent on a strong offensive line.
The Steelers are in a difficult spot lately and have lost to the Tennessee Titans on their road trip. They have played two home games against the AFC West and have one more game against them. The Steelers are 1-0 in division games and have won four out of five home games. They will be back in the AFC Championship on Oct. 28.
The 2012 season opened against the Washington Redskins by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger completed the opening game with a touchdown pass to Leonard Pope. Shaun Suisham missed a 48 yard field goal to make it 10-10. However, the Redskins came back with a two-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss and a blocked PAT. The Steelers won 16-14.
The Steelers are a team that has a solid defense. Two solid cornerbacks make up the Steelers. They are a solid run blocker and can catch the occasional pass. Defensive tackle Aaron Smith and wide receiver Arnaz battle are their other key players. If these two players can keep playing together, the Steelers can win the NFC North. And if they win the Super Bowl, they’ll be a dangerous team once again.
The 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule includes games in the NFL, preseason and the postseason. They play three preseason games, and one postseason match. The Steelers will be playing in the Armed Forces Bowl Jan. 31st but they won’t play any game in New Orleans. During the postseason, they will play six games against the NFL and the NFC East. Pittsburgh will return to the Super Bowl if they win against New Orleans.