From the Steelers Press Release.

PITTSBURGH – The Steelers are slated to appear in five nationally televised primetime games, during the NFL’s 2017 regular season, and on Christmas Day, it was announced today when the NFL unveiled its 2017 regular season schedule.

Pittsburgh will open up its 2017 regular season schedule at the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 on Sunday, Sept. 10 (CBS, 1 p.m.). The Steelers will host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 on Sunday, Sept. 17 for its 2017 regular season home opener at Heinz Field (FOX, 1 p.m.).

The Steelers’ five nationally televised primetime games are scheduled in a span of seven weeks, including three at Heinz Field.

Pittsburgh’s three home nationally televised primetime games in 2017 consist of hosting the Tennessee Titans in Week 11 on Thursday Night Football (NBC, 8:25 p.m.) on Nov. 16, the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football on Nov. 26 in Week 12 (NBC, 8:30 p.m.) and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football in Week 14 on Dec. 10 (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

The Steelers’ two other primetime matchups in 2017 will occur on the road in Weeks 8 and 13. The team will travel to face the Detroit Lions in Week 8 (Oct. 29) for a Sunday Night Football tilt (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), and at the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13 (Dec. 4) for a Monday Night Football game (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.)

For the second consecutive year, and for the second time in franchise history, the Steelers will play on Christmas Day. Pittsburgh will travel to Houston for a Monday, Dec. 25 matchup at the Texans (NBC, 4:30 p.m.).

The Steelers’ bye week will be on Nov. 5 (Week 9).

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 10-15 and 17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-9, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-15, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 31. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into prime time.

Fans can listen to every Steelers game throughout the preseason and the regular season on the Steelers Radio Network on WDVE-FM (102.5) and WBGG-AM (970).

Steelers 2017 Preseason Schedule

Date                                                        Team                                                                    Time* (TV)

Week 1, Friday, Aug. 11......................... at New York Giants................................... 7 p.m. (KDKA-TV)

Week 2, Sunday, Aug. 20...................... ATLANTA FALCONS................................. 4 p.m. (KDKA-TV)

Week 3, Saturday, Aug. 26................... INDIANAPOLIS COLTS........................ 7:30 p.m. (KDKA-TV)

Week 4, Thursday, Aug. 31.................... at Carolina Panthers........................... 7:30 p.m. (KDKA-TV)

*All times are Eastern.


Steelers 2017 Regular-Season Schedule

Date                                              Team                                                                  Time ** (TV)

Week 1, Sunday, Sept. 10........... at Cleveland Browns........................ 1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 2, Sunday, Sept. 17........... MINNESOTA VIKINGS..................... 1 p.m. (FOX/WPGH-TV)

Week 3, Sunday, Sept. 24.......... at Chicago Bears............................. 1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 4, Sunday, Oct. 1.............. at Baltimore Ravens........................ 1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 5, Sunday, Oct. 8.............. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS*............ 1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 6, Sunday, Oct. 15............. at Kansas City Chiefs*................. 4:25 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 7, Sunday, Oct. 22............. CINCINNATI BENGALS*................... 1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 8, Sunday, Oct. 29............. at Detroit Lions*........................... 8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)

Week 9, Sunday, Nov. 5............... BYE WEEK

Week 10, Sunday, Nov. 12........... at Indianapolis Colts*....................... 1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 11, Thursday Nov. 16......... TENNESSEE TITANS.... 8:25 p.m. (NBC/NFL NETWORK/AMAZON/WPXI-TV)

Week 12, Sunday, Nov. 26.......... GREEN BAY PACKERS*.............. 8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)

Week 13, Monday, Dec. 4............ at Cincinnati Bengals.............. 8:30 p.m. (ESPN/WTAE-TV)

Week 14, Sunday, Dec. 10........... BALTIMORE RAVENS*................ 8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)

Week 15, Sunday, Dec. 17........... NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS*........ 4:25 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 16, Monday, Dec. 25......... at Houston Texans........ 4:30 p.m. (NBC/NFL NETWORK/AMAZON/WPXI-TV)

Week 17, Sunday, Dec. 31........... CLEVELAND BROWNS*................... 1 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)