The Pittsburgh Steelers have unveiled their complete schedule for 2011, including five games that will be aired on national television. At 8 p.m., the Steelers’ Sept. 11 opening game against Baltimore Ravens will be shown. ET. They will face the Cleveland Browns on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. ET. After that, the Steelers will play the Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in primetime. The Pittsburgh Steelers will also have a week off in December to celebrate the NFL’s Super Bowl championship.
The Steelers’ first four weeks are tough. Three of them are away games against teams that reached the playoffs in 2010 and a team that barely qualifies as a playoff team. Since 2007, the Steelers have not started the season on the road. Seven of the eight previous seasons have been played at Heinz Field. Steeler fans may find the first four weeks of Pittsburgh’s season most difficult to stomach.
After their win over Week 14’s Browns in their divisional match, the Steelers faced the 49ers in an interconference match in San Francisco. Due to a transformer blowing out, the game started 30 minutes late. The 49ers trailed Pittsburgh by 22 yards in the first half. A 22-yard field goal by David Akers of the 49ers helped them to win the second half. The Steelers took the lead in the second half after Antonio Brown, wide receiver, connected with a 79-yard touchdown pass.
Mike Tomlin is the youngest head coach of the NFL’s Steelers. Tomlin has led the Steelers to three division titles in his first six seasons as the team’s head coach. In addition to a championship in their second season, the Steelers have also reached the playoffs four times in his first six years. They have also won two Super Bowls. There’s no better way to celebrate this achievement than to get on their way to a championship.