The Seattle Seahawks take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football tonight in Week 6. Can the Steelers take advantage of Seattle playing its first game without QB Russell Wilson under center since 2011? Keep reading for more information regarding the start time, channel, and live streams available for Sunday Night Football, as well as a preview for the game.
What channel is Sunday Night Football tonight?
- Channel: NBC
- Time: 8:15 PM ET
- Live streams:
- NBC Sports App
- Hulu Live TV
- YouTube TV
- Locast (select markets)
- AT&T TV
- NFL Mobile App
What to expect from tonight’s Seahawks vs. Steelers game?
While Wilson says he will attempt to be back around Week 10 after receiving surgery on his right middle finger, the Seahawks prepare for life with Geno Smith in Sunday Night Football tonight. Will Seattle earn the victory, or will the Steelers start a two-game win streak at home?
Steelers’ offensive momentum
Weeks 2-4 were rough for Pittsburgh. Losing three games straight, the Steelers failed to score more than 17 points in any of those games, the offense largely ineffective. Week 5 is a bit early to sound the alarm, but four straight losses in the first five weeks would’ve been an indictment on Pittsburgh. A date with the Broncos’ defense was daunting, but Pittsburgh churned out 27 points.
Heading into Sunday Night Football tonight, Seattle’s defense does not pose nearly the same threat. The Seahawks currently allow opponents to gain 450.2 yards per game (most in the NFL). Steelers rookie running back Najee Harris is breaking out and has scored a touchdown in two straight weeks. Getting his third would really help out Pittsburgh in Sunday Night Football tonight.
While the Steelers have a chance to keep the offense rolling, it will need to fill the void left from placing wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on the injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder. Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool will see an uptick in looks. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin stated WRs such as James Washington, Ray-Ray McCloud, and Cody White would fill the void left from Smith-Schuster as a committee.
It’s the Geno show on Sunday Night Football tonight
As far as backup QBs go, the Seahawks could be much worse off than having Smith taking snaps. However, it’s not just Wilson who will miss this Sunday Night Football game tonight. The Seahawks also listed RB Chris Carson as out for their tilt against the Steelers. Alex Collins has filled in well, but every starter ruled out becomes amplified without Wilson under center.
Smith moved the ball down the field for the Seahawks in Week 5 against the Rams, but his comeback attempt fell short. While the offense is facing some losses, none of this matters if Seattle’s defense continues to play the way it is.
Strong safety Jamal Adams is not having as big an impact on the field while also seeing his pass-rushing attempts going down. The defense has produced just 10 sacks and 5 turnovers through five weeks. Seattle can win some games in their Wilson-less stretch, and that starts with Sunday Night Football tonight. Seahawks HC Pete Carroll needs a turnaround from his defense sooner than later to make the postseason in 2021.
Smith will make a valiant effort, but things will not come together for Seattle’s defense. The Steelers continue their rebound from a rough start to the season on Sunday Night Football tonight in Week 6.
Prediction: Steelers 30, Seahawks 24
Sunday Night Football Schedule: September
- Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams – September 12
- Final: Rams 34, Bears 14
- Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens – September 19
- Final: Ravens 36, Chiefs 35
- Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – September 26
- Final: Packers 30, 49ers 28
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots – October 3
- Final: Buccaneers 19, Patriots 17
- Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs – October 10
- Final: Bills 38, Chiefs 20
- Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – October 17
- Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers – October 24
- Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings – October 31
- Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams – November 7
- Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders – November 14
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers – November 21
- Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – November 28
- San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – December 5
- Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – December 12
- New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – December 19
- Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys – December 26
- Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – January 2
- Week 18 TBD – January 9