Steelers Schedule Release: 2015 Regular Season


Start marking your calendars now Steeler Nation, the 2015 Regular Season Schedule is here! The Steelers will kick off the regular season against the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots on Thursday, September 10th. Ready or not, here we go!

We already knew the home and away opponents for the Steelers and knew that based on last year’s records, the Steelers have the toughest strength of schedule projected this year. The Steelers finished at 11-5 in 2014 with the AFC North Division crown and to repeat as division champs they’ll need to knock off other division champs such as New England, Denver, Indianapolis and Seattle.

Steelers 2015 Regular Season Schedule per

On top of the opponents the Steelers will need to battle the travel conditions this season as last year they didn’t have to go very far but this season they’ll be headed to San Diego and Seattle.

The first thing I always look for when the schedule is released is when the bye week is. The Steelers had a late bye in 2014; they didn’t break till Week 12.

The next thing I look for is the prime time games. Knowing that games towards the end of the season can be flexed to Sunday Night games, it’s always good to check and see how many prime time games the Steelers start off with, particularly the Thursday night game, which always seems to give teams so much trouble.

The Steelers have the suspension of Le’Veon Bell looming over their heads for the beginning of the season. He was given a suspension of three games by the league for violating the league’s personal conduct policy stemming from his marijuana DUI arrest last July. He’s appealed the length of the suspension but now we know he’ll at the very least miss the regular season opener against the Patriots and ironically so will former Steelers-now-Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount, who was arrested alongside Bell last summer.

Also looming of the Steelers heads is the possible holdout for Antonio Brown, who is reportedly skipping the voluntary offseason workouts in the hopes of obtaining a new contract. He currently has three years and $23 million remaining on the deal he signed in 2012. The Steelers notoriously do not comment on contract negotiations nor do they give in to holdouts.

Will the Steelers be able to weather the storm of the NFL’s toughest 2015 schedule to repeat as AFC North Division Champions and return to the playoffs? Let the countdown to kick off begin!

Here we go Steelers! Here we go!

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