View Full Version : rumor for 2012 season: Steelers open at Baltimore again

04-06-2012, 05:30 PM
and have the first 3 games on the road:(

04-06-2012, 06:19 PM
Seriously doubt the league would have the Steelers play their first three on the road. I don't think that has ever been done. Guess we'll see later this month.

04-06-2012, 06:21 PM
there was a 2012 schedule that leaked that for the Steelers have no Monday night games, 2 Sunday Night games and a Thursday night game. Whats even more strange is they gave the Cleveland Frickin Browns a Monday night Game.

04-06-2012, 06:25 PM
per the leak, this is what our schedule looks like. The first 5 of 6 on the road. ouch.

Week 1 Sunday 9/9/2012 Steelers @ Ravens CBS 4:15 PM
Week 2 Sunday 9/16/2012 Steelers @ Titans CBS 1:00 PM
Week 3 Sunday 9/23/2012 Steelers @ Broncos CBS 4:15 PM
Week 4 Sunday 9/30/2012 Chargers @ Steelers CBS 4:15 PM
Week 5 Sunday 10/7/2012 Steelers @ Raiders CBS 4:15 PM
Week 6 Sunday 10/14/2012 Steelers @ Bengals CBS 4:15 PM
Week 7 Sunday 10/21/2012 Chiefs @ Steelers CBS 1:00 PM
Week 8 Sunday 10/28/2012 Browns @ Steelers CBS 1:00 PM
Week 9 Sunday 11/4/2012 Jets @ Steelers NBC 8:20 PM

Week 11 Sunday 11/18/2012 Ravens @ Steelers CBS 4:15 PM
Week 12 Sunday 11/25/2012 Steelers @ Browns CBS 1:00 PM
Week 13 Sunday 12/2/2012 Steelers @ Cowboys CBS 1:00 PM
Week 14 Sunday 12/9/2012 Redskins @ Steelers FOX 1:00 PM
Week 15 Sunday 12/16/2012 Eagles @ Steelers NBC 8:20 PM
Week 16 Thursday 12/20/2012 Steelers @ Giants NFLN 8:20 PM
Week 17 Sunday 12/30/2012 Bengals @ Steelers CBS 1:00 PM

Would be a brutal first 6 weeks if true.

04-06-2012, 06:32 PM
League says leaked regular-season schedule is “bogus” (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/06/league-says-leaked-regular-season-schedule-is-bogus/) Posted by Mike Florio on April 6, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT

Many of you have submitted via email over the past day or so various links to a supposedly leaked 2012 regular-season schedule.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says it’s “bogus.”
Though the league necessarily can’t keep a lid on information that goes out to the 32 teams, the league office guards zealously the regular-season schedule. Since the teams don’t get it, the teams can’t leak it.
The regular-season schedule will be released before the draft. There’s rarely much advance notice before the thing comes out.
That’s what she said?

04-06-2012, 09:39 PM
Yeah I cant imagine the Steelers starting off with 3 road games in a row and having 4 home games in a row in the middle of the season.

04-07-2012, 08:58 PM
I think the Dallas game is a home game anyways. This schedule has us AT Dallas....So, it is bogus.

04-07-2012, 09:37 PM
it alternates IIRC

last time we played dallas was in pittsburgh the year we won SB 43

so i think we play in dallas this year

04-07-2012, 10:13 PM
Yep we play at Dallas and at NY Giants, Home against Washington and Phili from the NFC East

04-08-2012, 08:14 AM
Since 2001 the Steelers and Baltimore have alternated the games H -A each year except once in 2007 and 2008 the Steelers played the 1st game at H. So if we do open with Bal more than likely it will be in Pittsburgh.

Not that it really matters, you still have to play all the games somewhere anyhow.

The Steelers have only won 2 of the last 6 games against the Giants since 1985. Both wins were in NY. Maybe we're better off playing them there this year. They did beat the Steelers here in 2008.

Ben beat the Cowboys in Dallas his 1st year in 2004 and then beat them here in 2008. The Cowboys had won the previous 4 games dating back to 1991.

The story in 2008 was the difficulty of the schedule. Anytime you play the NFC East the schedule is tough. But the Steelers like challenges.

04-08-2012, 10:16 AM
I want to open in Baltimore. The pressure is all on them. 3 straight to open the year on the road? That's fine too.

We need to keep using Goodell's hatred for us as a tool for success.

04-08-2012, 10:32 AM
I want to open in Baltimore. The pressure is all on them. 3 straight to open the year on the road? That's fine too.

We need to keep using Goodell's hatred for us as a tool for success.

Agree but for different reasons- want to open against the Ravens because they are the biggest challenge. A hard, tough, physical game first up puts the team in the right frame of mind from that point on. They have to aim up ealy & show what they are made of this season- no better opponant to show this than your #1 enemy.