The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Seattle Seahawks for Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season, Steelers Now has confirmed. The game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 and will be broadcast nationally on NBC, subject to flex scheduling.
News of the game being scheduled was first reported by Dave Mahler of KJR in Seattle.
The Seahawks last visited Pittsburgh in 2019, securing a 28-26 victory after Ben Roethlisberger left the game with what became a season-ending elbow injury.
Seattle has won two straight against Pittsburgh and four of the last seven. The Steelers won three straight against the Seahawks from 2006-11, including a win in Super Bowl XL in 2006. The Seahawks lead the all-time series, 10-9.
The Seahawks finished 12-4 in 2020 and won the NFC West. The game was added to the list of the Steelers’ opponents after the NFL approved a 17-game schedule for 2021. The Steelers and Seahawks would not normally be scheduled to face one another again until 2023.
The Steelers played on Sunday Night Football once last season, losing at Buffalo on Dec. 13. They are 28-25 all-time on Sunday Night Football and 13-10 in Sunday night games played at home.
The game will follow the Steelers’ Week 4 trip to Green Bay and hosting Denver in Week 5, which have been previously reported. The only game officially announced so far is the Steelers’ Week 1 trip to Buffalo. The full schedule will be released at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.