The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to face the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA, on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 PM ET, and the game will be broadcast on FOX. In this Week 17 matchup, both teams are sitting at 8-7 for the season. The Seahawks, led by quarterback Geno Smith, are coming off a 20-17 victory against the Titans, with running back Kenneth Walker III making significant contributions.
Meanwhile, the Steelers, led by quarterback Kenny Pickett and standout wide receiver George Pickens, secured a convincing 34-11 win over the Bengals in their last outing. As both teams vie for a crucial victory to enhance their playoff prospects, the Steelers enter the game as 3.5-point underdogs, with the over/under set at 41.5 points.
The Steelers, currently 8-7, have showcased a resilient offense led by Pickett, Pickens, and running back Najee Harris. In their recent triumph over the Bengals, Harris spearheaded the ground attack, gaining 78 yards on 19 carries. Pickens proved instrumental in the passing game, amassing 195 yards on four receptions. Quarterback Mason Rudolph delivered a solid performance, throwing for 290 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.
Defensively, the Steelers, ranked 7th in the NFL, have displayed prowess in limiting opponents to an average of 19.4 points per game.
As the Steelers aim to overcome the 3.5-point spread at DraftKings, the game promises to be a closely contested battle with both teams eyeing a playoff berth making for an interesting matchup for NFL bettors. The over/under of 41 points suggests a defensive struggle, but with offensive playmakers on both sides, the potential for an exciting, high-scoring matchup looms large. Ultimately, the Steelers have proven their ability to rise to the occasion, and with Pickett's arm and the defensive prowess of T.J. Watt, they have a solid chance of securing a key victory in this critical Week 17 clash.