As we mentioned in February, all signs pointed towards the Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the Tennessee Titans in their season opener. At the NFL owner meetings today, Ed Bouchette reports the league will announce that the Steelers and Titans will kick off the NFL season on Thursday, September 10th.
The Titans were the AFC’s #1 seed posting a 13-3 record in the regular season.

Steelers 2009 Schedule
Home: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans (9-10-09), Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions
Photo courtesy of Cynthia Closkey
Updated: 8:00 p.m. – The Steelers have been awarded a compensatory 5th round pick. Many in the Steelers organizations believed they were going to receive a 3rd round pick.