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Times, dates released for Steelers 2017 schedule; highlights include Christmas game

April 20th, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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The NFL turned into a grinch for the Steelers again.

They were the only team to play on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day during the 2016 season, but they did not earn much sympathy from the league. The Steelers are scheduled to play at Houston late Christmas afternoon this year.

Instead of playing Dec. 23 or even Christmas Eve, the league slated the Steelers for a 4:30 p.m. game on a Monday, one of only two games to be played on the holiday.

It harkens back to a statement linebacker James Harrison made one year ago on Twitter:

“Retirement sounds better than ever when you realize you’d have to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s.”

The Christmas Day game, which requires the Steelers to fly to the farthest point on their …

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