How many prime time games do Steelers have in 2024?

Pittsburgh will have plenty of time in the national spotlight this year. Here's a look at every prime-time game they will play in 2024.
Pittsburgh Steelers v New York Jets
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There's nothing like watching your favorite team play in prime time. Sometimes this comes on Sunday Night Football. Fans get a full slate of games before watching their team hit the turf under the lights. Other times this comes on Thursday Night Football to begin a new week in the NFL or on Monday Night Football to put the closing remarks on the week. The Pittsburgh Steelers are no strangers to the spotlight.

With one of the NFL's biggest fan bases, the Steelers draw a crowd for primetime games. Of course, it doesn't hurt when Pittsburgh hasn't had a losing record in a single season over the past two decades.

Last year, the Steelers saw just four prime-time games when the schedule was released. This time around, they will have more time in the national spotlight with all eyes watching.

How many prime time games will Steelers play in 2024?

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play a total of four prime-time games in 2024. This means that they will be playing on national television in a prime spot with no other teams playing at the same time. In addition to four-night games, the Steelers will also have two prime slots late in the season as they play on Saturday evenings in Week 16 and on Christmas Day in Week 17.

Their primetime games this year consist of Sunday Night Football (twice), Monday Night Football, and Thursday Night Football. Pittsburgh will also play a Saturday evening game late in the 2024 season, and they will be one of four teams playing in an NFL doubleheader on Christmas Day.

Steelers primetime schedule and opponents

Here are the dates, times, opponents, and TV channel/streaming service for every prime-time game on the Steelers 2024 schedule.

Week 5: Steelers vs. Cowboys, Sunday Night Football

Pittsburgh's first prime-time game of the 2024 NFL season comes in Week 5 as they host the Dallas Cowboys. This game will be a Sunday Night Football contest. Fans can watch the Steelers vs. Cowboys on their NBC station or with a subscription to Peacock. This game will take place on October 6th at 8:20 p.m. Eastern Time.

Week 7: Steelers vs. Jets, Sunday Night Football

The Steelers' second prime time will also be played on Sunday Night Football -- this time against the New York Jets in Week 7. This contest will air on NBC and Peacock on October 20th at 8:20 p.m. Eastern Time. This will be an interesting matchup with Aaron Rodgers returning from an Achilles injury in 2024.

Week 8: Steelers vs. Giants, Monday Night Football

Immediately after hosting the Jets on Sunday Night Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers stay at home and will host the New York Giants for Monday Night Football in Week 8. This game will be aired on ESPN on October 28th at 8:15 p.m. Eastern Time.

Week 12: Steelers @ Browns, Thursday Night Football

After three prime-time games in a four-week stretch from Week 5 through Week 8, the Steelers will have to wait until Week 12 for their next prime-time matchup. This contest will come against the Cleveland Browns on the road for Thursday Night Football. You can watch this contest on Prime Video on November 21st at 8: 15 p.m. ET.

Week 16: Steelers @ Ravens, Saturday evening*

Late in the season, the NFL will show games on Saturday. These games will not overlap with any other NFL games and will be televised nationally. In Week 16, the Steelers will travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens for this Saturday contest. This AFC North game will air on December 21st at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Week 17: Steelers vs. Chiefs, Christmas Day*

To put the exclamation point on their six prime-time games in 2024, the Pittsburgh Steelers will host Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Christmas Day. This game will air exclusively on Netflix.

*Saturday games and Christmas Day games are not technically considered prime-time games, though no other NFL games will be playing when these contests are going on.