Steelers To Open Up 2012 Season Sunday Night In Denver Against Peyton Manning

The official release of the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers schedule remains a few hours away but Gerry Dulac has reported via Twitter that the Steelers will indeed open up the 2012 season in Denver against the Denver Broncos and new quarterback Peyton Manning. The Broncos have been speculated as a possible week one opponent of the Steelers for the last several weeks.

The down side to this news is that the Steelers will likely be without the services of veteran safety Ryan Clark, who has sat out the last few games played in Denver because of a sickle-cell trait that could cause him harm in the thin altitude of Denver. Clark lost nearly 40 pounds and needed to have his spleen and gallbladder removed after playing a game in Denver in 2007.

On a positive note, it will be the first regular season game that Manning has with his new team. He of course was released by the Indianapolis Colts this past offseason and decided to sign with the Broncos after being courted by several teams.

The game should be played in prime time and televised national on NBC.

Steelers To Open Up 2012 Season Sunday Night In Denver Against Peyton Manning

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Jimdesantis Jim DeSantis

    Bring it.

  • Eric87

    Like the matchup, though if my memory is semi-correct, which may not be, but the last 3 or so regular season games against the Broncos have been in Denver and I find ths unfair to Clark, but the team is not 1 player, guess Ryan will be home for that 1

  • Jprankster2005

    Going to be a good game…… Hope we can come up with the win against Manning in Prime time…..

  • Jprankster2005

    He goes to denver just doesn’t practice or play….. He is going to be a good coach someday I think and that’s what he does when he’s not on the field….. Hopefully Mundy can have a good game…. Or Rolle if he makes the team…..

  • Eric87

    Steelers schedule looks decently tough, which I believe to be a good thing, helps them measure what kind of team you are when playing better teams. They also have 3 sunday night games, 1 thursday night, and 1 monday night game. Steelers are primetime ths season. The bye week is in week 4 which kinda sux. Finishing the last 2 games at home against the Bengals and Browns shuld help push towards the playoffs.

  • Sam

    REVENGE