The Seahawks offense struggled early getting anything done on the ground in this early matchup against the Pittsburg Steelers. The offensive line had trouble suppressing the Steelers’ defensive front, allowing for 4 sacks and 6 total tackles for loss. Chris Carson fumbled twice, ultimately resulting in two Steelers touchdowns. However, Russell Wilson threw his 200th career touchdown en route to a Seahawks 28-26 win on the road. Wilson finished the day with 300 passing with three touchdowns—two to Will Dissly inside the 20 and one to D.K. Metcalf for 28 yards. Tyler Lockett hauled in 10 passes, a career-high, for 79 yards and Metcalf had three receptions for 61 yards.
On the ground, Rashaad Penny led the way with 10 carriers for 62 yards including a 37-yard touchdown. Chris Carson rushed 15 times for 61 yards but fumbled twice.
Interestingly, Pete Carroll decided to use his two challenges on pass interference. Near the end of the first quarter, Mychal Kendricks was called for defensive pass interference and that call stood as called. In the 4th quarter, Pete challenged a defensive pass interference non-call when the Seahawks offense was sitting at 3rd at 25. The non-call was overturned, giving the Seahawks an additional 38 yards and a first down inside Steelers’ territory. This challenge ultimately led to a scoring drive with Russell Wilson connecting with DK Metcalf for 28 yards.
Ben Roethlisberger left the game with an elbow injury at halftime, leaving the game up to Mason Rudolph. Rudolph finished the game 12 for 19 for 112 yards and two touchdowns. He did throw an interception to Bradley McDougald resulting in a Seahawks touchdown.
Looking ahead, the Seahawks host a tough New Orleans Saints team who are facing off against the Rams.