NFL Week 6 Sunday Night Preview: Seahawks try to win at Pittsburgh without injured QB Russell Wilson

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-3)
AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-3)

SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2021 // 8:20 PM ET // HEINZ FIELD // REFEREE: SHAWN SMITH

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Ryan Harris
SIRIUS: 81 (Sea.), 211 (Pit.), National (88) | XM: 226 (Sea.), 225 (Pit.), National (88) | SXM App: 828 (Sea.), 826 (Pit.), National (88)

defaHeinz Field on Pittsburgh’s North Shore in 2020. Photo by Steven W. Adams. By Fo2grfr – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 10-8
STREAKS: Seahawks have won past 2
LAST GAME: 9/15/19: Seahawks 28 at Steelers 26
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/15/1

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS LEADERS

L 26-17 vs. L.A. Rams (Thu.) LAST WEEK

Pete Carroll: 3-3 COACH VS. OPP.

24.0/25.2 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

351.0 OFFENSE

Geno Smith: 10-17-131-1-1-78.3 PASSING

Chris Carson: 54-232-4.3-3 RUSHING

Tyler Lockett: 25-390-15.6-3 RECEIVING

450.8 DEFENSE

Darrell Taylor: 4 SACKS

Quandre Diggs: 2 INTs

+2 (5/3) TAKE/GIVE

Michael Dickson: 47.6 (41.2) PUNTING (NET)

Jason Myers: 24 (15/16 PAT; 3/5 FG) KICKING

SEAHAWKS NOTES

QB GENO SMITH completed 10 of 17 atts. (58.8 pct.) for TD vs. INT
& 78.3 rating & had 23 rush yards last week. Making 1st start
since 12/3/17 w/ NYG.
• RB CHRIS CARSON has 80+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4
on road. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3. RB ALEX COLLINS had
72 scrimmage yards (47 rush, 25 rec.) in Week 5. Aims for his
3rd in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. Aims for his 4th in row
vs. Pit. with TD.
• WR DK METCALF had 5 catches for team-high 98 yards & 2 rec.
TDs last week, his 4th-career 2-TD game. Had 61 rec. yards &
TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road & 4th
in row overall with TD catch. WR TYLER LOCKETT had 5 catches
& 57 rec. yards in Week 5. Had 10 catches for 79 rec. yards
in last meeting. Metcalf (22 rec. TDs) & Lockett (21) are 1 of 2
pairs of teammates (TYREEK HILL & TRAVIS KELCE) with 20+ TD
catches each since 2019.
• LB BOBBY WAGNER leads NFC with 58 tackles in 2021. Has 19
tackles (9.5 per game), 2 PD & FF in 2 career games vs. Pit. Aims
for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 7+ tackles & PD. Aims for his 4th
in row on road with 10+ tackles. LB JORDYN BROOKS aims for
his 8th in row with 7+ tackles. DE CARLOS DUNLAP had sack in
last game vs. Pit. (11/24/19 w/ Cin.). DE DARRELL TAYLOR is 1 of
4 NFC DL with sack in 4 of 1st 5 weeks. Aims for his 4th in row
with sack. S QUANDRE DIGGS aims for his 3rd in row with INT. S
JAMAL ADAMS had 2 TFL in last meeting.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS LEADERS

LAST WEEK W 27-19 vs. Denver

COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 2-2

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 18.8/22.4

OFFENSE 319.6

PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 124-195-1,286-6-4-84.3

RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 78-307-3.9-2

RECEIVING Chase Claypool: 20-341-17.1-1

DEFENSE 361.0

SACKS T.J. Watt: 5

INTs Terrell Edmunds, James Pierre: 1

TAKE/GIVE -2 (4/6)

PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 43.7 (40.3)

KICKING Chris Boswell: 34 (10/10 PAT; 8/9 FG)

STEELERS NOTES

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 253 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0
INTs for season-high 120.9 rating last week. Has 100+ rating in
2 of 3 career home starts vs. Sea. Has 3,894 pass yards (324.5
per game) & 30 TDs vs. 11 INTs for 102.3 rating in 12 career home
starts on SNF.
• RB NAJEE HARRIS (rookie) had 142 scrimmage yards (careerhigh 122 rush, 20 rec.) & 2nd-career rush TD in Week 5.
Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD & 5th in row with 80+
scrimmage yards. Leads all rookies & ranks 2nd among NFL RBs
in receptions (28). Leads all rookies in scrimmage yards (505).
• WR CHASE CLAYPOOL led team with 5 receptions for careerhigh 130 yards & rec. TD in Week 5, his 3rd-career 100-yard
game & 10th-career TD catch. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+
catches & 4th in row with 70+ rec. yards. WR DIONTAE JOHNSON
had 72 rec. yards & 3rd TD catch of season last week. Has 8+
catches in 4 of his past 5 at home. Aims for his 5th in row at
home with 70+ rec. yards.
• LB T.J. WATT had sack & FF in last meeting. Has 8 sacks & 3 FFs
in his past 6 at home. Since 2017, is 1 of 3 (AARON DONALD &
CHANDLER JONES) with 50+ sacks (54.5) & 15+ FFs (19). LB DEVIN
BUSH aims for his 3rd in row with sack. DT CAMERON HEYWARD
had 2 PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with TFL.
S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had season-high 10 tackles last week.
Has 6+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 at home. CB JOE HADEN aims
for his 3rd in row with PD.

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