Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had never been to Pittsburgh prior to Sunday’s Week 2 meeting with the Steelers, but he knew he was in for something else.
“We’re going to their home, their first home game,” Wilson said last Thursday. “It’s going to be loud. It’s going to be intense. It’s just football. We’ve got to be ready to play and be on our stuff and be clear and play sharp.”
Wilson was right about two things: the stories about the roaring fans known as Steelers Nation are 100 percent accurate. And two, the Seahawks needed to be on their game to get a win at Pittsburgh for the first time in 20 years.
Both happened on Sunday, as the Seahawks defeated the Steelers 28-26 in a hard-fought showdown at Heinz Field.
Here’s a look at how fans and media reacted to the Seahawks victory. You can also read Seahawks Insider Joe Fann’s three takeaways from the game here.
The Seahawks trailed by 7 to start the game, but Russell Wilson soon found tight end Will Dissly for a 14-yard touchdown to tie up the game.
Russell Wilson put the ball only where Will Dissly could find it 👐 pic.twitter.com/V9xneo9o7L— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) September 15, 2019
Will Dissly already has a better Seahawk career than Jimmy Graham— Evan (@EvanHillSEA) September 15, 2019
The Will Dissly show wasn’t over in the first quarter. The second-year tight end connected with Wilson once again for his second touchdown catch of the night.
Will Dissly has like 11 career receptions and 4 are for touchdowns. A+ for efficiency.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 15, 2019
my mom just said “we’ve established will dissly”— Natalie Weiner (@natalieweiner) September 15, 2019
Following halftime, running back Rashaad Penny stepped around the tackle and broke into open space for a 37-yard run for the touchdown.
What a cut-back from Rashaad Penny on that 37-yard touchdown. He got some help from Russell Wilson along the way. That's the time of running the Seahawks saw in Penny when they chose him in the first round last year.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 15, 2019
Will Dissly and Rashaad Penny have 3 TDs today in the name of all the victory cigars John Schneider smoked after the 2018 draft.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 15, 2019
Russell Wilson with not one, but two blocks as Rashaad Penny bounces outside for a 37-yard TD run. #Seahawks up to 111 yards on 20 carries today and they lead the Big Ben-less #Steelers 21-13 late third quarter.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 15, 2019
The Seahawks led by just two points with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, but that all changed when Wilson found rookie wide receiver DK Metcalf in the end zone for the first time of Metcalf’s NFL career.
The Seahawks are a dangerous team. If DK Metcalf and Will Dissly play like this all season, the Seahawks are a dangerous team.— Field Gulls (@FieldGulls) September 15, 2019
Sure were a lot of WRs that were taken over DK Metcalf— John Barchard (@JohnBarchard) September 15, 2019
That throw from Russell Wilson was perfection.— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 15, 2019
The Seahawks are headed back to Seattle in Week 3. They’ll take on the New Orleans Saints next Sunday at 1:25 p.m. at CenturyLink Field.