A week earlier, the Seahawks looked like the overwhelming favorites in this prime-time matchup. The team had just pulled an upset over the division-rival San Francisco 49ers on the road while the Steelers had just suffered their third double-digit loss in a row. However, during a Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson suffered a finger injury on his throwing hand that will sideline him for an extended period of time. The Seahawks placed Wilson on injured reserve Friday, clearing the path for Geno Smith to make his first start for the club.
Around the same time, the Steelers also experienced a reversal of fortune. They upset the Denver Broncos on the road with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger delivering his best performance of the season so far. The Steelers did lose wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster to a shoulder injury, but the victory gave Pittsburgh a glimmer of hope for 2021.
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