Super Bowl rematch, already?
The Steelers have announced their 2009 preseason schedule, which opens on Aug. 13 with a game against the Arizona Cardinals on ESPN. This game is 'payback' for the Steelers agreeing to travel to Phoenix to open the Cardinals' new stadium a few years back. In week two the Steelers travel to Washington to play the Redskins, and then come home for a game against the Buffalo Bills (as the Bills return the favor for the Steelers agreeing to travel to Toronto for a preseason tilt last summer). Finally, Pittsburgh will close out the 2009 preason with a game at Carolina, the preseason matchup against the Panthers seemingly an annual ritual, thanks to the teams' owners being best friends and all.