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Pittsburgh 23, Seattle 20
When: 8:20 PM ET, Sunday, October 17, 2021
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 54°
Head Official: Shawn Smith
Attendance: 60821

Chris Boswell kicked a 37-yard field goal with 2:50 remaining in overtime as the host Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Russell Wilson-less Seattle Seahawks 23-20 Sunday night.

The field goal was set up by T.J. Watt's strip sack of Geno Smith, with Devin Bush recovering the ball at Seattle's 16-yard line.

Seattle sent the game to overtime on Jason Myers' 43-yard field goal as time expired.

The Seahawks almost didn't get a chance to kick the tying field goal. With 18 seconds left, DK Metcalf caught a 12-yard pass along the sidelines. Instead of stepping out of bounds, he tried to turn up field and fumbled. Teammate Freddie Swain recovered and, after the officials reviewed the pass completion, Smith spiked the ball with two seconds left to stop the clock.

Ben Roethlisberger completed 29 of 40 passes for 229 yards and a touchdown for the Steelers (3-3) and Najee Harris rushed for 81 yards on 24 carries and made six receptions for 46 yards and a score.

Smith, filling in for the injured Wilson, was 23 of 32 for 209 yards and a touchdown. Alex Collins rushed 20 times for 101 yards and a score for the Seahawks (2-4).

Seattle defensive end Darrell Taylor was carted off the field after suffering an apparent neck injury while trying to tackle Harris on a run up the middle with 3:10 remaining in regulation. Taylor was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, but NBC reported he had movement in his extremities.

Trailing 14-0, the Seahawks opened the second half with a 10-play touchdown drive, with Collins scoring on a 2-yard run. Collins rushed eight times for 58 yards in the series.

The Steelers responded with a 27-yard field goal by Boswell to make it 17-7.

The Seahawks scored again on their next drive, with Smith throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Will Dissly.

Seattle's offense stalled on the next possession, but Myers kicked a 40-yard field goal to tie it at 17-all with 12:59 remaining.

The Steelers took a 14-0 halftime lead. Harris opened the scoring on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger with 10:01 remaining in the second quarter. Tight end Eric Ebron scored on a 1-yard run with 1:04 left.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Seattle   Pittsburgh
Alex Collins Player Najee Harris
20 Attempts 24
101 Yards 81
5.0 Avg Yards 3.4
1 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 10
Seattle   Pittsburgh
DK Metcalf Player Diontae Johnson
6 Receptions 9
58 Yards 71
9.7 Avg Yards 7.9
0 Touchdowns 0
14 Long 23
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Seattle 309 144 165 2 2 0 0.0 0
Pittsburgh 345 119 226 2 3 0 5.0 3
Upcoming Games
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Steelers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Seahawks have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.