Seahawks win at Pittsburgh
Russell Wilson's three touchdown passes helped the Seattle Seahawks go to 2-0 with a 28-26 victory Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Wilson completed 29 of 35 passes for 300 yards.
Tyler Lockett caught 10 passes for 79 yards. Tight end Will Dissly grabbed two TD throws, and D.K. Metcalf caught the other touchdown pass. Rashaad Penny ran 10 times for 62 yards and a touchdown, and Chris Carson carried 15 times for 61 yards.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left in the first half with a right elbow injury, but backup Mason Rudolph had a chance to tie the score after throwing for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Seattle's Lano Hill intercepted Rudolph's pass attempt for a two-point conversion, leaving the Steelers behind 21-19.
Seattle scored on its next possession, with Wilson hitting wide receiver Metcalf in stride from 28 yards for a 28-19 advantage.
Pittsburgh then scored on a 1-yard drive after a Seattle fumble, but couldn't get the ball back in the final minutes with adefensive stop.
Roethlisberger was 8 of 15 for 75 yards. Rudolph completed 12 of 19 for 112 yards.
Pittsburgh fell to 0-2.
Each team committed a penalty that led to the other team's first score.
A pass interference call on Seattle, after a lost fumble by Carson at the Seattle 34-yard-line, set up a 1-yard TD run by ,James Conner 16 seconds into the second quarter.
A few minutes later, the Seahawks got new life when Pittsburgh was called for a personal foul on a 46-yard field goal. Seattle went back on offense and got a touchdown instead, with Wilson hitting Dissly from 14 yards for the score on the next play.
The Steelers led 10-7 at the half, thogh, thanks to Chris Boswell's 54-yard field goal.
Seattle defensive back Bradley McDougald intercepted Rudolph early in the third quarter on a pass that went through the hands of the Steelers' intended receiver, Donte Moncrief.
Six plays later, Wilson and Dissly connected for another touchdown, this one from 12 yards. It gave the Seahawks a 14-10 lead, and it was the 200th career TD toss for Wilson in 114 games.
A flea-flicker pass from Rudolph to JuJu Smith-Schuster worked for 45 yards and led to a field goal of 33 yards, slicing the Hawks' lead to 14-13.
Seattle's next score came with 2:56 remaining in the third quarter. Penny slipped a tackle in the backfield and darted 37 yards to the end zone, putting Seattle in front 21-13.
Rudolph dumped a sidearm pass over the middle to Vance McDonald for the 8-yard TD that got the Steelers to within 21-19.
Seattle appeared to be in control when up 28-19. But with 5:37 to go, the Seahawks lost a fumble on a handoff from Wilson to Carson, and the Steelers ran back the turnover to the Seattle 1-yard line.
On the next play, Rudolph passed to McDonald in the back of the end zone, and the PAT cut Seattle's lead to 28-26.
The Seahawks drove to the Pittsburgh 33 with two minutes to go, then chose to go for a first down on fourth-and-1. Carson went over the left side and got to the 31, enabling the Hawks to run out the clock.
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