With inquiries, story lines, and more for the Steelers’ Week 6 contest with Seattle, I’ve compiled a list of predictions (some basic, and some utterly idiotic) to look for in this primetime contest.
Last week, I came close, but ultimately whiffed on most of my predictions. Let’s see if I can rebound this week.
- Sad that his dad is on IR, Boujee Smith-Schuster suits up wearing his family name and No. 19 in an attempt to play in JuJu’s stead. When Wide Receiver’s Coach Ike Hilliard kindly tells him that he won’t be in the lineup, let’s just say there’s an incident and bail isn’t posted until the second half.
- Former Steelers OC Randy Fichtner tries to enter Heinz Field via the personnel entrance. When denied by stadium security, Randyland bellows, “Don’t you know who I am, I’m Randy “Freaking” Fichtner!”. When the guard informs him that he’s aware of the former OC’s identity and that’s precisely why he is not gaining entrance, let’s just say that JuJu posts his bail as well.
- Ben Roethlisberger is not sacked at all on the evening, but No. 7 throws a pick to go with his 270 yards and three scoring passes, one each to Pat Freiermuth, Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson.
- Chase Claypool catches one of those TD passes from Ben and celebrates by treating every fan in the 100 section of the end zone to a Primanti Brothers Sandwich in honor of Mother Theresa winning the Nobel Peace Prize on this date in 1979.
- Pressley Harvin III booms a punt for 71 yards in his SNF debut and nails one inside the ten.
- Ben Roethlisberger finds Pat Freiermuth seven times, including a touchdown.
- Najee Harris gains 110 yards on the ground and another 50 as a receiver out of the backfield and scores on a 33-yard run.
- Cam Sutton and Minkah Fitzpatrick get interceptions of Gino Smith.
- T.J. Watt earns himself another sack, but it’s Alex Highsmith having the big day with 2.5.
- Seattle fans file protest, not for anything that happened in this game, but for Super Bowl XL, the game they are still convince they won.
- Definitely not a blowout, but the Steelers clip the wings of the Seahawks 31-23.
Will any of this actually happen? I’ll bet at least one or two. Heck, maybe every one of them. Be sure to post your predictions — basic or bizarre — below.