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.
MORE: Russell Wilson injury update
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)
End of second quarter: Steelers 14, Seahawks 0
9:46 p.m. — With 20 seconds left of the half, the Steelers go three-and-out and lose the ball.
9:42 p.m. — Alex Highsmith takes down Smith on third down. They lost the ball in about 20 seconds, and 36 seconds remain in the half.
Alex Highsmith is special.
He’s been battling various ailments most of the year including a hammy, but if he gets on track – look out.
— Mike Nicastro (@MikedUpSports1) October 18, 2021
9:41 p.m. — Another Smith throw is knocked down by the Steelers defense. Tyler Lockett then drops the ball for another incomplete pass.
Steelers 14, Seahawks 0
9:36 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN. Ebron rushes into the endzone for his first touchdown of the season. The Steelers extra point is good.
9:33 p.m. — Chase Claypool completes a six-yard gain for his first catch of the day. The Steelers are now first-and-goal.
9:30 p.m. — The two-minute warning approaches as Steelers are on third down.
9:29 p.m. — Two defensive penalities on this drive result in a gain of 20 yards total for the Steelers. They remain on the Seattle 24-yard line.
9:26 p.m. — Freiermuth completes another first down. The crowd chants “Muuuuuth!” similar to how they used to cheer for Pittsburgh’s former tight end Heath Miller by yelling “Heaaaath!”
9:24 p.m. — Harris runs for a gain of 12 and a first down for the Steelers.
9:18 p.m. — Cameron Heyward sacks Smith to push Seattle for a loss of eight yards.
9:17 p.m. — D.K. Metcalf makes his first first down of the game, advancing 14 yards for the Seahawks.
Steelers 7, Seahawks 0
9:12 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN. Harris catches the ball for the first touchdown of the night. The Steelers take the lead.
9:09 p.m. — Another first down for Pittsburgh, this time Freiermuth completes the pass for a 12-yard gain. The Steelers are now set up for first-and-goal.
9:09 p.m. — Johnson advances 25 yards to end up on the Seahawks 17-yard line.
Diontae Johnson has the biggest play of the day for the Steelers — a 25-yard rush to put his team in the red zone for the firs time tonight.
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) October 18, 2021
9:07 p.m. — Tight end Eric Ebron completes the first down, placing the Steelers on the Seattle 43-yard lline. This is the first time the Steelers have been on Seahawks territory.
9:04 p.m. — T.J. Watt knocks the ball down on third down to get the ball back for Pittsburgh.
End of first quarter: Steelers 0, Seahawks 0
8:56 p.m. — The Steelers lose the ball after Roethlisberger throws a pass to no one.
8:53 p.m. — Johnson then completes a 12-yard throw for first down.
8:52 p.m. — Johnson is flagged for offensive pass interference, resulting in a 10-yard penalty on second down.
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|