Are you ready for some football schedules?
According to Brian McCarthy, who is the Vice President of Communications for the NFL, the 2015 regular season schedule will indeed be released next week.
Our schedule makers are nearing the goal line. #NFL '15 schedule to be released next week. Day TBD
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) April 17, 2015
While the actual schedule release day has yet to be determined, last season’s schedule was released on a Wednesday, so that would be a good guess for this year.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have known who their 2015 opponents will be every since the 2015 season ended, but now we’ll all get to find out if indeed they’ll be chosen to play in the Thursday night regular-season opener on the road against the New England Patriots.
Should that happen, it would mark the first time since 2012 that they have opened a season on the road. They lost that 2012 season-opening game to the Denver Broncos 31-19.
The Steelers are expected to be without starting running back Le’Veon Bell for at least the first two games of the 2015 season following him being suspended for the first three games last week. Bell is appealing the suspension and the hope is that it will be lowered to two games.