The defending AFC Champions will begin their season September 11th on the road for the first time since 2007 when they kick off in what should be a brutal matchup against the archrival Baltimore Ravens.
Pittsburgh will return home the following week for a Super Bowl XL rematch against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Steelers will play their first primetime game in the third week of the season when they travel to Indianapolis to match up against the Colts. It is the first of five primetime games, with two at home and three on the road.
In a statement release on Steelers.com, Steelers President Art Rooney II was excited for his team’s schedule.
“We are pleased that our fans across the country will have several opportunities to watch us play during primetime throughout the fall. We look forward to another exciting season at Heinz Field and the challenge of defending the AFC Championship.”
The Steelers will have a formidable challenge to accomplish that goal, playing six games against 2010 playoffs along with a number of others against potential up-and-coming teams.
For a more detailed preview, here is a game-by-game look at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 schedule.