The Steelers will open the 2009 NFL season with a game against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, September 10th.
The game, which the NFL will officially announce later today, is the traditional first-game of the kickoff weekend. The Super Bowl winner traditionally hosts the season's first game on Thursday night. It will air on TV on NBC.
The Titans were the No. 1 seed in the playoffs last year and the Steelers were No. 2. Baltimore upset the Titans in Tennessee and moved on to the AFC championship game at Heinz Field the following week. Ravens officials reportedley asked the NFL not to schedule them for the Thursday night opener against Pittsburgh.