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NFL FOOTBALL: Pittsburgh wins it on OT field goal after T.J. Watt forced a Geno Smith fumble to set up the winning kick.

Big picture: Seattle falls to 2-4, four games back of unbeaten Arizona and three back of second-place Los Angeles in the NFC West. Playing without quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks' offense came to life in the second half after trailing 14-0 at halftime and the defense limited the Steelers to two second-half field goals. But, ultimately, a couple of huge plays by Pittsburgh defensive end T.J. Watt doomed the Hawks — particularly when he forced a scrambling Geno Smith to fumble, setting up a game-winning 37-yard field goal for Chris Boswell. The fourth quarter ended in a mad scramble, with a replay review perhaps helping the Seahawks get their tying 43-yard Jason Myers' field goal as time expired. Seattle had a third-and-4 at the Pittsburgh 45 to start OT when Watt sacked Smith. The Seahawks forced Pittsburgh (3-3) to punt, but Smith's fumble set up the Steelers' win. … With 3:10 remaining and the score tied, Seattle linebacker Darrell Taylor suffered an apparent neck injury making a tackle. He was taken to a hospital, but after clearing a series of tests was expected to fly back to Seattle with the team.

Notable numbers: Starting for the injured Wilson, Smith finished 23 of 32 for 209 yards and a touchdown. He led the drive to the tying field goal after Pittsburgh took the lead with 1:29 remaining. But he was sacked five times for 44 lost yards. … Alex Collins carried 20 times for 101 yards and a touchdown in place of an injured Chris Carson. … The Seattle defense limited Pittsburgh to four yards per carry and 5.7 yards per pass attempt.

Up next: Saints at Seahawks, 5:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 (ESPN).


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