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How the Seahawks defense plans to counter the Steelers offense in Week 6

The Steelers and Seahawks square off in Week 6, and it is time to look at how the Seahawks’ defense will counter the Steelers.

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers play a team like the Seattle Seahawks, an NFC West team, there can be a lot of uncertainty surrounding the matchup.

Sure, fans know the big name players from their opponent, but a lot can change from one year to the next.

With that said, I reached out to Field Gulls’ contributor John Gilbert and asked him a series of questions about the upcoming game. He was more than generous to provide answers to these questions, and in this article I asked him what the Seahawks’ plan to counter the Steelers defense in Week 6 will be.

How will Geno Smith and company try to move the ball against the stout Steelers defense?

Check out his answer below, and be sure to follow Field Gulls for the latest news and notes from the other side of the fence leading up to the game at 8:20 p.m. ET.

When the Steelers have the ball, how will the Seahawks’ defense try to slow them down?

Honestly, I have no idea. They haven’t really slowed down opposing offenses so far this season. Their opponents have gained at least 450 yards of offense in each of the last four games, a streak which ties an NFL record, and if the Steelers are able to move the ball Sunday night, they could easily move into sole possession of that record. I expect they’ll try to switch things up by using the blitz more, particularly Jamal Adams from his strong safety spot and Ugo Amadi from the nickel. Outside of that, at this point I think most fans are kind of in the camp of just hoping there is a defensive back in the picture when the ball is thrown to wide receivers.

When you think about the defenses the Steelers have faced so far this season, this might be the easiest challenge of them all. Buffalo, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Green Bay and Denver all have good, to above average, defenses in the league. Now the Steelers face a bottom feeder in Seattle. Can they make the plays necessary to win? Or is this a game where the offense actually how a breakout game?

If the Steelers want to continue gaining confidence, having a big game against a sub-par defense like Seattle would be a great step in the right direction.


How do you see this game shaking out? Let us know in the comment section below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the upcoming Week 6 game.