…and the Black & Gold will be playing on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day!

From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:

fansThe Steelers 2016 schedule was released and includes four nationally televised primetime games, giving Steelers Nation plenty of opportunity to see them in action.

The Steelers kick off the season on the road against the Washington Redskins in a nationally televised game on Monday Night Football on Sept. 12 on ESPN at 7:10 p.m. as a part of a Monday Night opening weekend double-header.

An AFC North rivalry will be renewed early in the year when the Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Heinz Field. The two teams meet for a second time on Dec. 18 in Cincinnati on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Week 3 the Steelers will head to Philadelphia for an intrastate battle against the Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4:25 p.m.

It’s then back to primetime for the Steelers the following week when they host the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 2 on NBC’s Sunday Night Football (8:30 p.m.).

After games against the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots the Steelers will have a Bye Week (Oct. 30).

Steelersfans_122414The holiday season will be busy for the Steelers, starting with a Thanksgiving Night game on Thursday, Nov. 24 at Indianapolis (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

There is no place like home for the holidays, and that will be the case when the Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, at 4:30 p.m. (NFLN), marking the first time the team will play on Christmas Day.

The Steelers will close out the regular season on New Year’s Day against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field at 1 p.m. (CBS).

All Steelers preseason and regular season games can be heard on the Steelers Radio Network on WDVE-FM (102.5) and WBGG-AM (970) as well on Steelers.com. All preseason games will be televised on KDKA-TV

The Full Regular-Season Schedule:

Week 1
Mon., Sept. 12 at Washington Redskins — 7:10 p.m. (ESPN/WTAE-TV)

Week 2
Sun., Sept. 18: vs. Cincinnati Bengals — 1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 3
Sun., Sept. 25: at Philadelphia Eagles — 4:25 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 4
Sun., Oct. 2: vs. Kansas City Chiefs — 8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)

Week 5
Sun., Oct. 9: vs. New York Jets* — 1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 6
Sun., Oct. 16: at Miami Dolphins* — 1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 7
Sun., Oct. 23: vs. New England Patriots* — 4:25 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 8

Week 9
Sun., Nov. 6: at Baltimore Ravens* — 1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 10
Sun., Nov. 13: vs. Dallas Cowboys* — 4:25 p.m. (FOX/WPGH-TV)

Week 11
Sun., Nov. 20: at Cleveland Browns* — 1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 12
Thurs., Nov. 24: at Indianapolis Colts — 8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)

Week 13
Sun., Dec. 4: vs. New York Giants* — 4:25 p.m. (FOX/WPGH-TV)

Week 14
Sun., Dec. 11: at Buffalo Bills* — 1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

Week 15
Sun., Dec. 18: at Cincinnati Bengals* — 8:30 p.m. (NBC/WPXI-TV)

Week 16
Sun., Dec. 25: vs. Baltimore Ravens — 4:30 p.m. (NFLN)

Week 17
Sun., Jan. 1: vs. Cleveland Browns* — 1:00 p.m. (CBS/KDKA-TV)

* Times and TV network may change due to flexible scheduling.