The Seahawks (2-3) will play without quarterback Russell Wilson for the first time in a decade when they take on the Steelers (2-3) on “Sunday Night Football.”
While both teams hope to even out their records, the Steelers are looking to win two games in a row for the first time this season.
Geno Smith will step in for Wilson as he makes his first NFL start since 2017. Smith played last Thursday for Wilson after he left the game with a finger injury. Smith completed 10 out of 17 passes for 131 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. Smith’s rallying wasn’t enough for the Seahawks as they lost 26-17 to the Rams.
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The Steelers will look to ride rookie Najee Harris to offset aging Ben Roethlisberger, who has struggled to start the 2021 season. The Seahawks rank 31st in rushing yards given up, with 145.2 yards per game. After Harris completed his first game over 100 rushing yards last Sunday against the Broncos with 122, this could be the Steelers chance to take advantage of their rushing game.
According to Draft Kings, the Steelers are 5-point favorites for the primetime Sunday game, with the point total predicted at 43.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Steelers vs. Seahawks on “Sunday Night Football.” Follow along for updates from the NFL’s Week 6 game.
Steelers vs. Seahawks score
Steelers vs. Seahawks live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
(All times Eastern)
8:47 p.m. — The Seahawks punt goes to the endzone resulting in a touchback.
Steelers coverage guys did a nice job. The Seahawks player touched the ball to throw it back out of the end zone. That made it 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 p.m. — Steelers’ Tre Norwood swipes the ball away for a failed third down throw for Seattle.
8:44 p.m. — They follow it up with another first down, this time a 12-yard gain from wide receiver Penny Hart.
8:43 p.m. — Seahawks running back Travis Homer completes Seattle’s first first down as they gain 27 yards.
8:37 p.m. — Ben Roethlisberger escapes a sack attempt and throws to tight end Pat Freiermuth on third down. The Steelers lose the ball.
8:35 p.m. — Diontae Johnson completes the first first down of the game. The Steelers are on their own 42-yard line.
8:31 p.m. — Before the Seahawks performed their third down, a fan ran on the field. The Seahawks go three-and-out as well. No first downs in the first four and a half minutes of the game.
8:26 p.m. — The Steelers’ finish their opening drive three-and-out after Trai Turner has a false start on third down. Running back Najee Harris handled the ball on all three downs.
8:23 p.m. — The Steelers receive the kickoff as Ray-Ray McCloud, who is stepping in for JuJu Smith-Schuster, runs to the 38-yard line.
How to watch Steelers vs. Seahawks
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET | 5:20 p.m. PT
- TV channels: NBC
- Live streams: NBC, fuboTV
Steelers vs. Seahawks is scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday night. The game will be broadcast 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.
MORE: Why Mike Tirico is calling ‘Sunday Night Football’ instead of Al Michaels in Week 6
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|6||Oct. 17||Seahawks @ Steelers||NBC|
|7||Oct. 24||Colts @ 49ers||NBC|
|8||Oct. 31||Cowboys @ Vikings||NBC|
|9||Nov. 7||Titans @ Rams||NBC|
|10||Nov. 14||Chiefs @ Raiders||NBC|
|11||Nov. 21||Steelers @ Chargers||NBC|
|12||Nov. 28||Browns @ Ravens||NBC|
|13||Dec. 5||49ers @ Seahawks||NBC|
|14||Dec. 12||Bears @ Packers||NBC|
|15||Dec. 19||Saints @ Buccaneers||NBC|
|16||Dec. 26||WFT @ Cowboys||NBC|
|17||Jan. 2||Vikings @ Packers||NBC|