The preseason will begin in 2009 the same way the 2008 season ended for the Steelers - playing the Arizona Cardinals.
This time, however, the two won't be playing for a Super Bowl championship. Pittsburgh will host Arizona Aug. 13 according to the preseason schedule released by the NFL Monday. The game will be televised by ESPN.
In Week 2, the Steelers will travel to Washington, while Buffalo visits Pittsburgh in Week 3.
The Steelers' final preseason game will be at Carolina.
Missing from the schedule is the annual Philadelphia-Pittsburgh series.