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Steelers defeat Seahawks, 23-20, in overtime

A Hall-of-Fame ring ceremony at halftime, Gold Jackets and alumni among the 60,821 in attendance and a second straight victory.

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The Steelers put an exclamation point on all the celebrating with a hard-fought, last-second, 23-20 overtime victory over the Seahawks on Sunday night at Heinz Field.

Game action photos from the Steelers' Week 6 game against the Seattle Seahawks at Heinz Field

A sack of quarterback Geno Smith by outside linebacker T.J. Watt on third-and-4 from the Steelers' 45-yard line resulted in a 19-yard loss and a punt that ended the first possession of overtime.

The Steelers took over at their 20 but were unable to generate a first down and punted the ball back to Seattle.

Punter Pressley Harvin III's 56-yard boot with no return gave Seattle the ball back at the Seahawks' 15.

Smith was sacked again by Watt and fumbled this time, and the ball was recovered by inside linebacker Devin Bush at the Seattle 16.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger lost 3 yards centering the ball on a give-up keeper and then ran for no gain. Kicker Chris Boswell came on and connected on a 37-yard field goal on third down that won it with 2:50 left in the extra session.

The Steelers improved to 3-3 following a 1-3 start.

The Seahawks fell to 2-4.

Boswell's 52-yard field goal broke a 17-17 tie with 1:30 left in regulation. Boswell's kick capped a nine-play, 40-yard drive in 3:50.

The Seahawks drove 50 yards on nine plays in 1:30 to tie the game again. Seattle reached the Steelers' 25-yard line and attempted a 43-yard field goal with two seconds left. Kicker Jason Myers drilled it, necessitating the extra session.

Trailing by 14 at the outset of the second half, the Seahawks made it all the way back on a 40-yard field goal by Myers that tied the game at 17-17 with 12:59 let in the fourth quarter.

Seattle settled for a field goal after Smith was sacked for a loss of 15 on third-and-2 from the Steelers' 7. Outside linebacker Alex Highsmith and defensive lineman Chris Wormley shared the sack. The scoring drive wound up covering 36 yards on eight plays in 3:26.

Ahead by a touchdown midway through the third quarter, the Steelers re-established a two-score lead on a nine-play, 66-yard drive in 4:09 that ended with a 27-yard field goal by kicker Chris Boswell for a 17-7 lead with 5:46 left in the quarter.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger found wide receivers Ray-Ray McCloud (15 yards), Diontae Johnson (14) and Johnson again (23) for big plays on the possession, which also included a 12-yard reception by tight end Pat Freiermuth.

The Seahawks countered with a six-play, 60-yard drive in 2:44 and pulled to within three at 17-14.

Smith found tight end Will Dissly for a 1-yard score on second-and-goal from the Steelers' 1 two plays after Smith had connected with tight end Gerald Everett on a 41-yard catch-and-run jaunt to the Steelers' 2. Myers' extra point made it Steelers 17, Seahawks 14 with 3:02 left in the third.

The Seahawks received the kickoff at the start of the second half and drove 75 yards on 10 plays in 5:45 for a touchdown that cut a 14-0 Steelers' lead in half.

Running back Alex Collins finished the possession with a 2-yard run. Myers converted and brought the Seahawks to within 14-7 with 9:55 left in the third. The Seahawks ran the ball nine times for 63 yards on the march, including 8 carries for 58 yards by Collins.

The Steelers opened the scoring with just over 10 minutes left in the second quarter.

Roethlisberger, operating out of an empty backfield, found running back Najee Harris on second-and-goal from the Seattle 5-yard line and Harris was able to turn upfield and away from outside linebacker Benson Mayowa and dive into the end zone. Boswell's extra point gave the Steelers a 7-0 lead with 10:01 left in the first half.

The eight-play, 54-yard drive in 4:10 included a 4-yard completion from Roethlisberger to tight end Eric Ebron on third-and-3 from the Seahawks' 47, a 25-yard run by Johnson on a jet sweep and a 12-yard connection from Roethlisberger to tight end Pat Freiermuth that set up a first-and-goal at the Seattle 5.

The Steelers doubled their advantage at the end of a 14-play, 84-yard march in 6:59 that was finished off on a 1-yard sweep by Ebron.

Ebron motioned from the right of a formation that included tight ends Freiermuth and Zach Gentry, fullback Derek Watt (also lined up as a tight end) and Harris, accepted a handoff from Roethlisberger and darted into the end zone. Boswell's extra point increased the Steelers' lead to 14-0 with 1:04 remaining before the break.

Third downs were converted on the drive on a 5-yard penalty against the Seahawks for offside on third-and- 3 from the Seattle 24 and on a 5-yard completion from Roethlisberger to wide receiver Chase Claypool on third-and-2 from the Seattle 11.

The Steelers possessed the ball for 20:45 to the Seahawks' 9:15 in the first two quarters and out-gained the visitors 177-65.

Steelers president Art Rooney II presented Hall-of-Fame rings to Donnie Shell, Alan Faneca, Troy Polamalu, Bill Cowher and Cydney Nunn, granddaughter of Bill Nunn, at halftime.