PITTSBURGH -- For the second straight week, the Seattle Seahawks (2-0) pulled out a narrow victory, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2) 28-26 from Heinz Field. Turnovers and penalties nearly doomed Seattle, but again, the Seahawks made just enough plays to squeak out a win.
Seattle is now 2-0 for the first time since 2013. Here’s what you need to know from the game.
1. Dissly’s day
Will Dissly was Russel Wilson’s go-to guy in the red zone on Sunday. The second-year tight end caught two touchdowns against the Steelers, a 14-yarder in the second quarter and a 12-yarder in the third. He finished the game with five receptions for 55 yards and the two scores. Dissly also had two massive catches on Seattle’s final drive to help kill the clock.
Will Dissly, AGAIN, to take the lead! 🤩— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) September 15, 2019
Q3: SEA 14, PIT 10 pic.twitter.com/VIz9sEewXp
2. Carson coughs it up twice
Carson lost two fumbles on Sunday and has now lost three through two games. Both led to Steelers touchdowns. The first resulted in a James Connor 1-yard touchdown run. The second came late in the fourth quarter. Seattle had just gotten a stop to get the ball back with a nine-point lead. Carson coughed it up on the Seahawks first play and the Steelers returned it to Seattle’s 3-yard line. Vance McDonald caught his second touchdown of the game on the very next play.
Carson was then pulled in favor of Rashaad Penny. Speaking of Penny, the second-year back had a fantastic 37-yard touchdown run. We may see more of him moving forward if Carson can’t hold onto the football. Carson did ice the game with a clutch 2-yard run on 4th-and-1. Wilson took three knees from there.
3. DK gets his first
Metcalf had an up and down day but it ended on the highest of highs. He hauled in a 28-yard touchdown pass down the left sideline to put Seattle up 28-19. He finished the game with three catches for 61 yards and the score.
Metcalf did have an offensive pass interference penalty at the end of the first half that pushed the Seahawks out of field-goal territory.
He still has plenty to clean up in his game, but the rookie’s ability to take the top off of a defense has been evident in both games thus far.
Odds and ends:
- Wilson’s second touchdown to Dissly marked his 200th career passing touchdown.
- Lano Hill intercepted Rudolph on Pittsburgh’s 2-point conversion as the Steelers tried to tie the game at 21.
- Bradley McDougald intercepted Rudolph on a pass that bounced off the hands of Donte Moncrief.
- Seattle’s pass rush went MIA, getting just one sack on the day.
- Tyler Lockett caught 10 passes for 79 yards, setting a new career high for receptions in a single game.
- The Seahawks had 10 penalties for 93 yards and plenty more that weren’t enforced.
- On his 68th birthday, Pete Carroll has reached his 100th win as Seahawks head coach.