Will Steelers play on Thanksgiving or Christmas this year?

All eyes will be on the Pittsburgh Steelers during one major national holiday in 2024.
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Just ahead of the 2024 NFL Schedule release, we learned of every primetime and holiday game the Pittsburgh Steelers will play in the upcoming season. For months, fans have been speculating how many nationally televised games this team could play and if all eyes would be on the Steelers for a major holiday.

We now have our answer.

The Steelers will get their chance to shine in the spotlight with all eyes watching. So will they play on Thanksgiving or Christmas this year?

Steelers will not play on Thanksgiving in 2024

Despite speculation that the Pittsburgh Steelers could be playing on Thanksgiving this year, that will not be the case. The three Thanksgiving Day games are now set. The early game will be the Lions vs. Bears, followed by the Cowboys vs. Giants. The night game will be the Green Bay Packers hosting the Miami Dolphins.

The NFL has a long tradition of the Lions and Cowboys hosting games on Thanksgiving Day, but the Steelers will not be playing on this national holiday.

Steelers vs. Chiefs on Christmas Day

While Mike Tomlin's team gets to relax at home on Thanksgiving, Steelers players will have to wait to open up their Christmas presents. On May 15th, the Steelers official 'X' account confirmed that Pittsburgh will be playing against the Kansas City Chiefs on Christmas Day.

This game will be a home contest for Pittsburgh at Acrisure Stadium. While this will be a highly-anticipated game, fans will only be able to watch with a subscription to Netflix. Earlier in the day, Netflix announced that they had signed a contract with the NFL to host Christmas Day games in 2024. This contract will run through the 2025 and 2026 seasons as well.

The Steelers are 0-3 against the Chiefs since Patrick Mahomes became the starter in Kansas City, and Pittsburgh has surrendered an average of 40 points per game in these contests.

Steelers fans will be hoping for much better results this time around, but it may take a Christmas miracle. Be sure to have your Netflix account set up and ready to go on December 25th!