The Seahawks (2-3) will play without quarterback Russell Wilson for the first time in a decade when they face the Steelers (2-3) on “Sunday Night Football.”
While both teams hope to match their records, the Steelers are looking to win two games in a row for the first time this season.
Geno Smith will replace Wilson in his first NFL start since 2017. Smith played for Wilson last Thursday after leaving the game with a finger injury. Smith completed 10 of 17 passes for 131 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. Smith’s recovery was not enough for the Seahawks, as they lost 26-17 to the Rams.
MORE: Russell Wilson injury update
The Steelers will look to ride rookie Najee Harris to make up for aging Ben Roethlisberger, who has struggled to start the 2021 season. The Seahawks are ranked 31st in rushing yards given, at 145.2 yards per game. After Harris completed his first game of more than 100 yards rushing last Sunday against the Broncos with 122, this could be the Steelers’ opportunity to take advantage of their running game.
According to the Draft Kings, the Steelers are 5-point favorites for Sunday’s primetime game, with a predicted point total at 43.
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Steelers vs Seahawks score
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Steelers vs Seahawks live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
(All the eastern time)
Steelers 14, Seahawks 7
10:09 pm – TOUCHDOWN. Collins completes his successful series by putting the Seahawks on the board. Collins was responsible for 58 of the 75 yards on that drive.
10:08 pm – Watt receives an unnecessary roughness penalty for trying to hit the ball, but ends up hitting Collins. The Seahawks move to the fifth yard line.
10:07 pm – Collins with another first and ten, putting the Seahawks on their first first and goal of the game. This drive has been 65 yards so far, which is as much as Seattle had in the first half.
10:06 pm – DeeJay Dallas completes another first down for the Seahawks. They’re at the Steelers’ 24-yard line.
10:04 pm – Alex Collins runs for five yards and a first down, followed by an 11-yard gain and another first down.
10:02 pm – The second half begins when the Seahawks take the kick.
End of the second quarter: Steelers 14, Seahawks 0
9:46 pm – With 20 seconds to go in the half, the Steelers hit three and fumble.
9:42 pm – Alex Highsmith defeats Smith on the third down. They lost the ball in about 20 seconds and there are 36 seconds left in the half.
Alex Highsmith is special.
He’s been battling various ailments for most of the year, including a hammy, but if he’s headed, watch out.
– Mike Nicastro (@ MikedUpSports1) October 18, 2021
9:41 pm – Another pitch from Smith is knocked down by the Steelers defense. Tyler Lockett then drops the ball for another incomplete pass.
Steelers 14, Seahawks 0
9:36 pm – TOUCHDOWN. Ebron runs into the end zone for his first touchdown of the season. The Steelers bonus point is good.
9:33 pm – Chase Claypool completes a six-yard gain for his first catch of the day. The Steelers are now first and goal.
9:30 pm – The two-minute warning approaches when the Steelers are on third down.
9:29 pm – Two defensive penalties in this series result in a 20-yard gain overall for the Steelers. They remain at the 24 Seattle yard.
9:26 pm – Freiermuth completes another first attempt. The crowd chants “Muuuuuth!” similar to how they used to cheer on former Pittsburgh tight end Heath Miller, yelling “Heaaaath!”
9:24 pm – Harris runs for a gain of 12 and a first down for the Steelers.
9:18 pm – Cameron Heyward catches Smith to push Seattle to an eight-yard loss.
9:17 pm – DK Metcalf makes his first attempt of the game, advancing 14 yards for the Seahawks.
Steelers 7, Seahawks 0
9:12 pm – TOUCHDOWN. Harris catches the ball for the first touchdown of the night. The Steelers take the lead.
9:09 pm – Another first down for Pittsburgh, this time Freiermuth completes the pass for a 12-yard gain. The Steelers are now prepared for the first and the goal.
9:09 pm – Johnson advances 25 yards to finish at the Seahawks’ 17-yard line.
Diontae Johnson has the biggest play of the day for the Steelers: a 25-yard dash to put his team in the red zone for the first time tonight.
– Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) October 18, 2021
9:07 pm – Tight end Eric Ebron completes the first down, putting the Steelers at Seattle’s 43-yard line. This is the first time the Steelers have been in Seahawks territory.
9:04 pm – TJ Watt hits the ball third down to win the ball back for Pittsburgh.
End of the first quarter: Steelers 0, Seahawks 0
8:56 pm – The Steelers fumble after Roethlisberger doesn’t throw a pass to anyone.
8:53 pm – Johnson then completes a 12-yard throw for the first down.
8:52 pm – Johnson is marked for offensive pass interference, resulting in a 10-yard penalty on second down.
8:47 pm – The Seahawks punt goes to the end zone resulting in a touchback.
The Steelers coverage guys did a good job. The Seahawks player touched the ball to throw it out of the end zone. That made him live for them without any fear of a fumble. They helped drive the ball into the end zone for a touchback.
– Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) October 18, 2021
8:46 pm – Steelers’ Tre Norwood drives the ball away for a third missed shot for Seattle.
8:44 pm – They follow it up with another first down, this time a 12-yard gain from wide receiver Penny Hart.
8:43 pm – Seahawks running back Travis Homer completes Seattle’s first first down gaining 27 yards.
8:37 pm – Ben Roethlisberger escapes a sack attempt and throws tight end Pat Freiermuth at third down. The Steelers lose the ball.
8:35 pm – Diontae Johnson completes the first first attempt of the game. The Steelers are at their own 42 yard.
8:31 pm – Before the Seahawks made their third attempt, a fan ran onto the field. The Seahawks also go three and go. No first attempts in the first four and a half minutes of the game.
8:26 pm – The Steelers end their starting series of three-out after Trai Turner makes a false start at third down. Running back Najee Harris handled the ball on all three attempts.
8:23 pm – The Steelers get the kickoff when Ray-Ray McCloud, who replaces JuJu Smith-Schuster, runs to the 38-yard line.
How to watch Steelers vs Seahawks
- Weather: 8:20 pm ET | 5:20 pm Pacific Time
- TV channels: NBC
- Live broadcasts: NBC, fuboTV
Steelers vs. Seahawks is scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday night. The game will air on NBC with announcers Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth on the call and Michele Tafoya on the sidelines.
You can also stream “Sunday Night Football” live online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
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Schedule ‘Sunday Night Football’ 2021
|6||October the 17th||Seahawks @ Steelers||NBC|
|7||October 24th||Colts @ 49ers||NBC|
|8||31 October||Cowboys @ Vikings||NBC|
|9||November 7||Titans @ Rams||NBC|
|10||November 14th||Bosses @ Raiders||NBC|
|eleven||November 21||Steelers @ Chargers||NBC|
|12||November 28||Browns @ Ravens||NBC|
|13||December 5th||49ers at Seahawks||NBC|
|14||December 12th||Bears @ Packers||NBC|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||Santos @ Buccaneers||NBC|
|sixteen||December 26||WFT @ jeans||NBC|
|17||January 2||Vikings @ Packers||NBC|