Will Steelers open season on Sunday night?

March, 27, 2012
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There are rumblings that the Pittsburgh Steelers will open the regular season at the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football.

The Broncos have received word that they will kick off the season on Sunday, according to the Denver Post, which suggests the Steelers are the best bet to be the opponent. There are other candidates, but The Post speculates the NFL wouldn't want a prime-time game involving the scandal-ridden Saints, or put the Broncos on the road at New England.

It would make sense scheduling the Steelers at the Broncos, which is a rematch of last season's divisional playoff game.

The news has already circulated to Steelers safety Ryan Clark, who sat out the playoff game because the high altitude can affect his blood condition. "Hearing Steelers @ Broncos could be 1st Sunday night game of the season," Clark posted on Twitter. "If that happens, guess I'll wait for week 2."

This probably won't get confirmed for another month. The full NFL schedule is typically released a week before the draft.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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