The Pittsburgh Steelers entered Week 6 of the 2021 regular season in a state of flux. After winning their season opening game vs. the Buffalo Bills, the Steelers lost their next three games before beating the Denver Broncos in Week 5.
With the Seattle Seahawks coming to town for a prime time matchup on Sunday Night Football, Pittsburgh had the chance to win back-to-back games before heading into their bye week. On top of that, it would be a chance for the Steelers to reach .500 after their losing streak.
The Seahawks won the opening coin toss and elected to defer their possession to the second half. After a nice return by Ray-Ray McCloud, the Steelers offense failed to muster enough yardage for a first down.
After the Pressley Harvin punt, Geno Smith and company couldn’t muster a first down before giving the ball back to Roethlisberger and company.
Although the Steelers offense was able to get a first down, the end result was the same, a punt. Smith and the Seahawks put their best drive in the game together, but when nearing field goal range were forced to punt.
A new Steelers drive ended in the same result as the ugly offense continued throughout the first quarter.
The Seahawks had the football inside their own 20 as the first quarter came to an end.