4 bold predictions for the Steelers vs the Seahawks week 6

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (14) Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Terrell Edmunds (34) Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers win, but it isn’t pretty

For some reason, this week is shaping up in such a way that it makes it hard to believe the Steelers will do great. They are on an uptick after a win, going against a pretty beat-up Seahawks team, and have the advantage of playing at home. By all accounts, the team should dominate this week, but this is a story that has played out before, and usually, the results aren’t great.

For starters, there is a real reason to be concerned about this passing defense. While Geno Smith is no elite quarterback, his receivers can and will win deep. All it takes is a big play or two for this game to be closer than it should be. While the offense showed improvement last week, there are still issues plaguing this team. The line has its issues and the passing game still isn’t as efficient as it needs to be.

Put all of this together and I think this is a far uglier game than most anticipate. While the Steelers ultimately pull out a win, it is more due to the Seahawks floundering at the moment. Unfortunately, this leaves the Steelers with a plethora of questions to answer during their bye week. A win gets them back to even, but it does little to improve their season outlook.

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While the team has a whole new feel to them after a solid win last week, the Steelers need to find a way to keep their streak going. While the Seahawks present easy prey this week, don’t be surprised if the game is closer than anticipated. Keep these four bold predictions in mind as the Steelers face the Seahawks in week six.