Analyzing the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2010 Schedule

Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IApril 20, 2010

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 22:  Todd McClure #62 of the Atlanta Falcons move on the line during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 22, 2006 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has released the Steelers' 2010 Schedule.

All games are on Sunday afternoon unless noted otherwise:

Week One: (9/12) vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.

Week Two: (9/19) @ Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m.

Week Three: (9/26) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m.

Week Four: (10/3) vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.

Week Five: Bye Week

Week Six: (10/17) vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.

Week Seven: (10/24) @ Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.

Week Eight: (10/31) @ New Orleans Saints, Sunday 8:20 p.m.

Week Nine: (11/8) @ Cincinnati Bengals, Monday 8:30 p.m.

Week 10: (11/14) vs. New England Patriots, Sunday 8:20 p.m.

Week 11: (11/21) vs. Oakland Raiders, 1 p.m.

Week 12: (11/28) @ Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.

Week 13: (12/5) @ Baltimore Ravens, Sunday 8:20 p.m.

Week 14: (12/12) vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m.

Week 15: (12/19) vs. New York Jets, 4:15 p.m.

Week 16: (12/23) vs. Carolina Panthers, Thursday 8:20 p.m.

Week 17: (1/2/11) @ Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.

It appears that the NFL is going to suspend Ben Roethlisberger for four games. By the look of the schedule, after the fourth game, the Steelers will have a bye week, which should help get Roethlisberger prepared for the rest of the season.

In addition, the Steelers play three consecutive road games, from Week Seven to Week Nine, and three consecutive night games, from Week Eight to Week 10.

The Steelers will also travel to New Orleans to play the defending Super Bowl Champions on Halloween, the same night for one of the early games of the MLB World Series.

I, for one, have always wondered what would happen if the NFL were to go head-to-head against the World Series, and it looks like they have taken off the gloves and put a heavyweight matchup against them.