The Steelers open their season with a 1 p.m. game Sept. 7 at Heinz Field against the Ravens and close it Dec. 28 with an 8:30 p.m. prime time game on ESPN at Baltimore.
The Sunday night game is one of three feature games the Steelers will play in
2003 as they have one Monday night game and two Sunday night contests.
The 2003 season also includes the team's 1,000th game on the seventh game of the
year, when it hosts the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 26 at Heinz Field.
The Steelers begin the 2003 campaign with an overall record of 486-486-21,
including postseason contests.
The team's Monday night game is Nov. 17 at San Francisco, while the other Sunday
night game is an Oct. 5 contest at Cleveland.
"This is a challenging schedule and one our fans should enjoy," said
Steelers president Dan Rooney. "We also are excited about celebrating the
1,000th Steelers game at home against the Rams as well as having three primetime
The Steelers AFC and NFC West road swing features games at Kansas City (Sunday,
Sept. 14, 1 p.m.), at Denver (Sunday, Oct. 12, 4:15 p.m.) at Seattle (Sunday,
Nov. 2, 4 p.m.), and at San Francisco (Monday, Nov. 17, 9 p.m.). In addition to
the aforementioned trips to Cleveland and Baltimore, the Steelers travel to AFC
North opponent Cincinnati (Sept. 21, 1 p.m.). The Steelers also must go on the
road to play against the defending AFC-East champion New York Jets (Dec. 14, 1
The Steelers' five other home games are against the defending AFC South-champion
Tennessee Titans (Sept. 28, 1 p.m.), the Arizona Cardinals (Nov. 9, 1 p.m.), the
Cincinnati Bengals (Nov. 30, 1 p.m.), the defending AFC Conference-champion
Oakland Raiders (Dec. 7, 1 p.m.) and the San Diego Chargers (Dec. 21, 4:05
NFL Kickoff '03 Weekend will begin Sept. 7-9, and the regular-season will
conclude Dec. 29.
Wild Card playoff weekend will be Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 3-4. Divisional
games will be played Jan.10-11, while the AFC and NFC Championship games will be
played on Sunday, Jan. 18.
Super Bowl XXXVIII will be played Sunday, Feb. 1 at Reliant Stadium, Houston,
The Steelers' schedule includes five playoff teams from the 2002 season,
including Cleveland, who the Steelers play twice. The four other playoff teams
are Tennessee, Oakland and New York Jets from the AFC and the San Francisco
49ers, the defending NFC West champion.
The Monday night game against San Francisco will be the team's 50th appearance
on Monday Night Football. The Steelers are 30-19 in those games.
Steelers open, close 2003 season against Ravens
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