According to a stories on ProFootballTalk.com featuring a leaked Pittsburgh Steelers schedule, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Steelers on September 26. Another leak of the Detroit Lions schedule has the Bucs hosting Detroit on December 19. The Bucs are said to be traveling to play the Washington Redskins on December 12.
PewterReport.com's Take: The Bucs would benefit hosting the Steelers early in the season because quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is expected to be suspended early in the season. The Steelers also would have an adjustment to the heat that is normal early in the season in Tampa Bay.