The NFL finally announced their official 2019 regular season schedule on Wednesday evening, unveiling 16 dates for the Pittsburgh Steelers that will include five prime-time matchups and a opening game against the New England Patriots on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium on September 8 in Week 1.
While the Steelers will not get to open a season at home for the fifth year in a row, they will return to Pittsburgh for their first game of the year at Heinz Field in Week 2 when they take on the Seattle Seahawks. Among the more notable dates on the schedule are an encounter with the New York Jets and Le’Veon Bell in Week 16. The Steelers bye will come in Week 7 this year.
Games against the Cleveland Browns are likely to be more of a draw than in recent years, with Pittsburgh due to travel to Cleveland for the first contest on Thursday Night Football on November 14 in Week 11 and the return matchup set to be just two weeks later on December 1.
Safety Terrell Edmunds will get the opportunity to play in the same game as his brother Tremaine Edmunds when the Steelers host the Bills on December 15. The decision to make the Miami Dolphins game a Monday Night Football game has to be considered something of a surprise.
The full preseason scheduled for 2019 as released last week.