The Steelers and Seahawks find themselves in somewhat unfamiliar positions ahead of their Week 6 “Sunday Night Football” matchup in Pittsburgh.
Seattle (2-3) finds itself in third place of the NFC West, while Pittsburgh (2-3) is in last place in the AFC North. It doesn’t get any easier for either team, either, considering both have question marks at the quarterback position.
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The Steelers at least know what they have with starter Ben Roethlisberger, whose struggles passing the ball this season have contributed to the team’s slow start. He is, however, coming off a game against the Broncos in which he completed 15 of 25 passes (60 percent) for 253 yards and two touchdowns. He also achieved his highest passer rating of the season thus far: 120.9.
The Seahawks may have a tough time adjusting with their new quarterback, as backup Geno Smith takes over for the foreseeable future now that starter Russell Wilson is expected out 4-8 weeks with a finger injury, per reports. Smith played fairly well against the Rams on “Thursday Night Football,” completing 10 of 17 passes (58.8 percent) for 131 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He had the Seahawks in position to take a late lead against the Rams, but an unfortunate interception on the would-be go-ahead drive killed any chance the team had of coming back.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Week 6 “Sunday Night Football” matchup:
What channel is the Steelers vs. Seahawks on today?
- TV channel (national): NBC
- TV channel (Pittsburgh): WPXI
- TV channel (Seattle): KING-TV
- Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
The Steelers’ matchup vs. the Seahawks will be carried by NBC. Al Michaels will handle play-by-play, Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis and Michele Tafoya will report from the sideline. Terry McAulay will serve as rules analyst for the game.
In Canada, viewers can watch Steelers vs. Seahawks on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.
Steelers vs. Seahawks start time
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 17
- Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET | 5:20 p.m. PT
Steelers vs. Seahawks is slated to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
NFL live stream for ‘Sunday Night Football’
NBC broadcasts all “Sunday Night Football” games, so they are available to stream on all of the network’s online platforms. This includes Peacock, the network’s streaming service that launched ahead of the 2021 Summer Olympics. This should be the preferred method for those who have a cable/satellite subscription but can’t get in front of a TV.
For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for “Sunday Night Football.”
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Steelers schedule 2021
|6||Oct. 17||Seahawks||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|8||Oct. 31||at Browns||1 p.m.||CBS|
|9||Nov. 8 (Monday)||Bears||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|10||Nov. 14||Lions||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|11||Nov. 21||at Chargers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|12||Nov. 28||at Bengals||1 p.m.||CBS|
|13||Dec. 5||Ravens||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|14||Dec. 9||at Vikings||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|15||Dec. 19||Titans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|16||Dec. 26||at Chiefs||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|17||Jan. 3 (Monday)||Browns||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|18||Jan. 9||at Ravens||1 p.m.||CBS|
Seahawks schedule 2021
|6||Oct. 17||at Steelers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|7||Oct. 25 (Monday)||vs. Saints||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Jaguars||4:05 p.m.||CBS|
|10||Nov. 14||at Packers||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Cardinals||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|12||Nov. 29 (Monday)||at Washington||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. 49ers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|14||Dec. 12||at Texans||1 p.m.||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||at Rams||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Bears||4:05 p.m.||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Lions||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Cardinals||4:25 p.m.||Fox|