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With the Steelers-Ravens game postponed for the third time due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Ravens' organization, the two teams are now scheduled to play on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. Yes, that's the right time for kickoff. It's an unusual circumstance in an abnormal year.
The Steelers-Ravens game will be the first NFL game played on a Wednesday since the 2012 season opener between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. The game was moved from Thursday because President Barack Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention that night. It will also be the Steelers' first Wednesday kickoff in 84 years, according to Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Steelers (then known as the Pirates) beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 17-0, on Oct. 14, 1936, at Forbes Field. In their 1933 opening season as a franchise, Pittsburgh played their first four games on Wednesdays, all at home at Forbes Field. They were 2-2 in those games.
The Steelers have played 10 games on Wednesday in franchise history - only the Detroit Lions (13) have more, according to Missi Matthews of Steelers.com. The Steelers are 4-6 when playing on a Wednesday in franchise history.