Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Preseason Schedule Announced

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL released the preseason schedule on Thursday, and the Steelers face three out of four teams they faced last season.  While the preseason can be meaningless for most teams as far as what team they face and when, it is always the best way for coaches to evaluate the progress of their up and coming starters as well as find any hidden gems who might have been in the shadows during training camp.  This camp and preseason seem pretty significant this time around considering all the holes in the dam the team needs to plug this year.

The NFL will announce the 2013 regular season on April 16th, a little over a week ahead of the NFL Draft, set to start Thursday, April 25th.

Here is the 2013 NFL Preseason Television Schedule:

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 4

Dallas vs. Miami (NBC, 8/4)

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 8-11

Cincinnati at Atlanta (ESPN, 8/8)
Arizona at Green Bay
Baltimore at Tampa Bay
Buffalo at Indianapolis
Chicago at Carolina
Dallas at Oakland
Denver at San Francisco
Houston at Minnesota
Kansas City at New Orleans
Miami at Jacksonville
New England at Philadelphia
NY Giants at Pittsburgh
NY Jets at Detroit
St. Louis at Cleveland
Seattle at San Diego
Washington at Tennessee

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 15-19

San Diego at Chicago (ESPN, 8/15)
Tampa Bay at New England (FOX, 8/16)
Indianapolis at NY Giants (FOX, 8/18)
Pittsburgh at Washington (ESPN, 8/19)
Atlanta at Baltimore
Carolina at Philadelphia
Dallas at Arizona
Denver at Seattle
Detroit at Cleveland
Green Bay at St. Louis
Jacksonville at NY Jets
Miami at Houston
Minnesota at Buffalo
Oakland at New Orleans
San Francisco at Kansas City
Tennessee at Cincinnati

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 22-25

Carolina at Baltimore (ESPN, 8/22)
Seattle at Green Bay (CBS, 8/23)
St. Louis at Denver (CBS, 8/24)
New Orleans at Houston (FOX, 8/25)
Minnesota at San Francisco (NBC, 8/25)
Atlanta at Tennessee
Buffalo at Washington
Chicago at Oakland
Cincinnati at Dallas
Cleveland at Indianapolis
Kansas City at Pittsburgh
New England at Detroit
NY Jets at NY Giants
Philadelphia at Jacksonville
San Diego at Arizona
Tampa Bay at Miami

WEEK 4 – AUGUST 29-30

Arizona at Denver
Baltimore at St. Louis
Cleveland at Chicago
Detroit at Buffalo
Green Bay at Kansas City
Houston at Dallas
Indianapolis at Cincinnati
Jacksonville at Atlanta
New Orleans at Miami
NY Giants at New England
Oakland at Seattle
Philadelphia at NY Jets
Pittsburgh at Carolina
San Francisco at San Diego
Tennessee at Minnesota
Washington at Tampa Bay

I find it strange that the Steelers face the Giants, Redskins, and Chiefs again after just facing those teams last season.  But, like I said, who they face doesn’t matter as much as how the rotations play out.

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