Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The NFL released it’s 2012 schedule for all teams on Tuesday evening.  There is always an air of anticpation for this time of year, not only for the draft but also as we  finally get a chance to start analyzing how things might go down come September.  This years’ schedule is no cake walk and is full of very interesting and tough games combined with significant flyer miles for the team, especially early on. The first thing that jumps out at you is that dreaded early bye week. The league threw the Steelers a bone last year with a bye week late in the year on November 20th.  I guess you can make the argument that in the end it didn’t help them much but one can hardly blame the short playoff run on the off week.  Still though, having an early bye is just something that bugs me every year yet somehow no matter what the timing is, it always seems to come at a time when the team is banged up or in need of a fresh start. Based on how things look in the first month of the season they’ll nee...
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