The 2016 NFL schedule is set to be released later on this evening and as usual, a few supposed leaks are starting to surface.
By no means is this official, but Chick Hernandez of Comcast SportsNet in Washington, D.C. is reporting on Twitter that a source has told him that the Washington Redskins will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on the first Monday night of the season.
Whether or not this is true is yet to be seen, however, as one Twitter follower reminded this afternoon, the chances of the Steelers opening their 2016 regular season on the road is likely high because of the Pittsburgh Panthers playing the Penn State Nittany Lions at Heinz Field on Saturday Sep. 10. The Steelers are scheduled to play the Redskins on the road this season as well.
The Redskins made the playoffs last year after they won the NFC East with a 9-7 record. Once again, this is far from official so do not make your travel plans based on this supposed leak. Should Hernandez wind up being wrong, please do not shoot the messenger (me).
The last time the Steelers played the Redskins on the road on Monday night was in November of 2008 and Pittsburgh won that game 23-6. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left that game after the first half with an injured shoulder after completing just 5 of his 17 pass attempts for 50 yards and an interception.
League source tells me Redskins first game of the season, Monday night Skins host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Prime time out of the gate #NFL
— Chick Hernandez (@CHICKatNBCS) April 14, 2016