Home: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Arizona, Oakland, San Francisco, Indianapolis
Away: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, San Diego, St. Louis, Seattle, New England
The Steelers will have the benefit of several outstanding teams on next year's schedule. Outstanding in a dual sense; on one hand, outstanding has a way of changing quickly in this league, and on the other, if it doesn't change, teams improve by playing good teams.
The Steelers will play a combined nine games against teams that made the postseason in 2014, including both of the top seeds - New England and Seattle - on the road. Mixed in that are fringe playoff teams like Kansas City and San Diego.
The division championship carries with it such a schedule - in which the additions of New England and Indianapolis became final after the Steelers' 27-17 win over the Bengals gave them the AFC North title.
With the entirety of the Steelers' franchise record-setting offense expected to be back, and only a few questions returning from an improving defense, the Steelers may have the firepower scheduled to return to defend that championship.