PITTSBURGH — Chris Boswell hit a game-winning 37-yard field goal as the Pittsburgh Steelers survived a back-and-forth overtime battle with Seattle Seahawks.
T.J. Watt stripped Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith on the third possession of the extra period and Devin Bush recovered. After Ben Roethlisberger centered the ball, Boswell stepped into the 37-yarded to give the Steelers a 23-20 victory.
Pittsburgh jumped out to a 14-o first-half lead, but the Seahawks stormed back early in the second with two long scoring drives on their first two possessions of the third quarter.
Boswell kicked a 27-yard field goal in between the Seattle scoring drives, which left the Steelers with a three-point advantage. That was erased after Jordan Myers kicked a 40-yarder for Seattle with 13:04 to play.
Boswell and Myers traded field goals once again in the final two minutes, with the Steelers kicker hitting a 52-yard with 1:30 to play to give Pittsburgh the lead back. Seattle drove the ball down the field and was able to spike the ball with two seconds left to set up a game-tying attempt for Myers that was true.
In overtime, Watt sacked Smith on a third down to stop the first Seattle drive. The Steelers had to punt the ball back, but Watt sacked Smith on the following play and stripped the ball.
Eric Ebron had a one-yard rushing touchdown and Najee Harris caught a one-yard swing pass from Roethlisberger for first-half Steelers scores.
Harris finished with 77 yards on 23 carries. Diontae Johnson was Roethlisberger’s favorite target, grabbing nine for 71. Roethlisberger completed 27 of 38 for 224 yards.
Alex Collins rushed 20 times for 101 yards and a touchdown and was the spark for Seattle in the second half. Smith completed 20 of 28 for 168 and a touchdown and was sacked three times. The overtime strip sack was the game’s only turnover for Seattle.