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03-27-2006, 06:34 AM
Steelers | Team to host season opener
Mon, 27 Mar 2006 06:14:26 -0800 www.kffl.com

Armando Salguero and Jason Cole, of the Miami Herald, report the Miami Dolphins will kick off the 2006 regular season with a Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to an NFL source. The game will be played Sept. 7, and the remainder of the NFL regular season will begin Sept. 10.

03-27-2006, 06:54 AM
How can they say this ...???

I thought the entire schedule was released all at the same time ...???

03-27-2006, 07:15 AM
How can they say this ...???

I thought the entire schedule was released all at the same time ...???

Apparently the kickoff game is handled differently?

03-27-2006, 07:16 AM

Keeping with recent tradition, the Steelers will host the Thursday night season opener, on September 7.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Armando Salguero and Jason Cole of the Miami Herald report that the NFL will announce on Monday that the Steelers and the Dolphins will get together at Heinz Field for the first official game of 2006.

It'll be the second straight season that an offensive cornerstone traded away by the Minnesota Vikings will visit the defending Super Bowl champs. In 2005, receiver Randy Moss and the Oakland Raiders traveled to New England for a game against the Patriots. This time around, quarterback Daunte Culpepper and his new team head to the 'Burgh.

Some surely will interpret the move as a hint that the Dolphins and the league office are confident that quarterback Culpepper's torn up knee will be sufficiently recovered to permit him to play in the opener. Then again, if Culpepper can't play and if the Dolphins sign former Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox to be the backup, the whole Christian-getting-fed-to-the-lions angle might be even more compelling.

Miami finished the 2005 season with six straight wins, and has upgraded the roster with the addition of Culpepper.

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Apparently so ...

03-27-2006, 08:59 AM
Finally a team OTHER than New England! :bigrin: