A Win is a Win; Seattle Defeats Pittsburgh 28-26
It was quite the ugly game for both the Pittsburgh Steelers & Seattle Seahawks, in their Week 2 afternoon matchup. Nevertheless, the Seahawks came out on top.
A part of us should all feel a little bad for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After clearly being the underperforming team against the Patriots during Week 1, Week 2 was not much better for them. With hopes of cleaning up their game and taking the W at their home opener, the Steelers sufficed more L’s than what the score shows.
In total, Pittsburgh lost a total of 5 players due to injuries during this game. These are crucial players too as four were starters (2 offense, two defense). Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and RB James Conner were included in these injuries. So now, a team that was expected to bounce back at home has fallen 0-2 and lost a decent amount of key players during yesterday’s matchup.
NFL GameDay on Twitter (@NFLGameDay) showed their daily picks for this game were in favor of the Steelers. This called for the Seahawks to respond “Sorry not sorry. #GoHawks.”
Although the Seahawks don’t have much to gloat about, they did produce a win that not many were expecting. With four sacks in the first half, two unrecovered fumbles, and a total of 10 penalties it’s almost questionable how they managed to pull off this win. However, in comparison to their game last week, we can all say the Hawks manage to win games without playing their best, and that’s quite impressive.
Now 2-0 the Seattle Seahawks look to finally play their A-game and keep a strong record. Meanwhile, the Steelers have officially lost Big Ben for the season which is a major yikes for Pit.
Next week both teams play at 4:25 p.m. ET. Seattle takes on New Orleans at home and Pittsburgh is out in San Francisco.
We’ll have to wait and see what the development process for both of these teams involves throughout the season. The Steelers need major help, whereas the Hawks need to clean up their game around Russell Wilson to prolong their perfect record.
Just football, no shenanigans.