Steelers take on Bills, Browns face Chiefs in Week One slate on CBS

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The full 2021 schedule won’t be out until later today, but the beginning of the season is taking shape.

CBS announced its slate of Week One games and there are several intriguing matchups in the early and late window.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers will begin their 2021 season in Buffalo, taking on a Bills team that has Super Bowl aspirations following a loss in the AFC Championship Game.

Head coach Urban Meyer and No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence will make their Jaguars debut against the division-rival Texans.

The Jets will open the season against the Panthers, giving quarterback Sam Darnold an early shot at his revenge game. That contest will likely also mark the debut for No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson.

Arizona also travels to Tennessee and the Chargers will travel cross-country to take on Washington to to open the season.

Then in the late window, the Browns and Chiefs will play their rematch of last year’s divisional-round contest. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was out for much of that game with a concussion, but Chad Henne‘s key fourth-down conversion sealed Kansas City’s trip to the AFC Championship Game.

The Dolphins also head to New England to begin their season against the Patriots.

Here’s the full Week One schedule for CBS:

Jaguars at Texans, 1 p.m.
Steelers at Bills, 1 p.m.
Jets at Panthers, 1 p.m.
Cardinals at Titans, 1 p.m.
Chargers at Washington, 1 p.m.
Browns at Chiefs, 4:25 p.m.
Dolphins at Patriots, 4:25 p.m.

24 responses to “Steelers take on Bills, Browns face Chiefs in Week One slate on CBS

  1. Browns/Chiefs Dolphins/Pats. Sheesh. Chargers at Washington is interesting too. Look I’m firmly in to middle age now, I don’t care about summer. Just take me to September already. All I wanna do is watch football until my eyes bleed, play DFS, and grill for the rest of my life

  2. Why does the NFL keep screwing the Patriots out of home field advantage against the Dolphins? Purely from a weather/temp standpoint. Playing Miami in Miami early in the season gives the Dolphins a slight home field advantage. Playing Miami in Miami late in the season gives the Dolphins a HUGE home field advantage. Where as, Miami playing NE in NE early in the season, gives the Dolphins a slight advantage, playing NE in NE late in the season gives NE an advantage. there are 4 combinations of which team is home versus away early in the season versus late in the season. The only advantage NE ever gets is a home game late in the season. And using the NFLs format, only once every 4 years does this happen. Why do you think NE’s record against the Dolphins, specifically late in the season is so atrocious? A cold weather team travelling to Miami in Dec is a gigantic advantage for the home team. Same as a team from Miami travelling to Buffalo, NE, NY late in the season is a huge advantage for those teams. To add to it, last year the Dolphins were in NE week 2 (I believe, I’d have to look it up which week it was specifically, but it was in Sept). So why is the NFL repeating that again?

    I only see this things because I’m a Patriots fans, but I’d love to hear from fans of other teams, what scheduling oddities is the NFL using that sticks it to your teams as well? Honestly I think they need to kick Miami out of the AFC East. Do some realignment that replaces Miami with the Colts. Miami goes to the South division, the Colts move from the South back to the East (sure it isnt actually in the east, but it isnt actually in the south either)

  3. As much as I wanted the Bills to open up at Tampa Bay…this seems like a much better opening game!

  4. I sure hope every stadium has 100% capacity. We need fans and we need football !

  5. Season hasn’t even started yet and Patriot fans already crying about some pathetic unfairness call not going their way. Get a grip on yourself.

  6. Browns will start 0-1 and the panic meter will hit tilt in C-Town. Cowboys rough opener too

  7. The Bills will hopefully punctuate the “changing of the guard” in the AFC with a statement win over the Steelers and an aging Roethlisberger.

  8. Patriot fans complain about schedule but I haven’t seen their team play in London. EVER! One thing the Pats fans can look forward too is Oct. 3rd. I hear Tampa Bay Tom will be in town.

  9. And the Cowboys get to start the season giving up 50 again and losing badly. I love it. Hahahaha

  10. @Non Offensive Username (probably still offensive) says:
    May 12, 2021 at 8:48 am
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    Cry much – And why would Indy go back to the AFC East –

  11. The Browns entire offseason was based on grabbing players to stop the Ravens and Chiefs who burned them with mobile QB play so it’ll be interesting to see how that game goes down. If OBJ plays and Baker regresses again Beckham is probably traded before the deadline. Either way expect that game to get all the attention on TV to an annoying degree.

  12. Lawrence gets to start against the Texans. Should be interesting, and I’d be surprised if the Jags didn’t win convincingly.

  13. MrfrostyJ:

    I suppose Beckham was why Mayfield had a 30th best NFL completion percentage at 62.8% right?

  14. Non Offensive Username (probably still offensive) says:
    May 12, 2021 at 8:48 am
    Why does the NFL keep screwing the Patriots out of home field advantage against the Dolphins? Purely from a weather/temp standpoint. Playing Miami in Miami early in the season gives the Dolphins a slight home field advantage. Playing Miami in Miami late in the season gives the Dolphins a HUGE home field advantage.
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    I do not follow your logic. If we assume that the Dolphins are a warm weather team and the Patriots a cold weather team, then the Dolphins greatest advantage is playing at home in September when Miami’s weather is the hottest, while the Patriot’s greatest advantage is playing at home in December when New England’s weather is the coldest. Playing at New England early and Miami late, simply reduces the weather related aspects of home field advantage for both games.

  15. steelcurtainn says:
    May 12, 2021 at 12:21 pm
    The Bills can win the opener while the Steelers win the AFC in January.

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    The only thing the Steelers will be doing in January will be looking forward to a top-10 draft pick

  16. The only thing the Steelers will be doing in January will be looking forward to a top-10 draft pick
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    They’ve been saying that for the last decade. Just like no one predicting them to start 11-0 last year.

  17. Browns/Chiefs easily the best game to open the season. It will be a good game. I expect the Chiefs to win, but it will be a good preview of what’s to come. Along with the Bills.

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