Russell Wilson said he told DK Metcalf at halftime that he was going to help the Seahawks win the game. Metcalf had a rough first half with one catch on four targets and a facemask penalty that forced Jason Myers to attempt a 58-yard field goal that he missed. Sure enough, Metcalf's 28-yard touchdown on well-placed deep ball from Wilson put Seattle up by nine points midway through the fourth quarter. He finished with three catches for 71 yards on seven targets. Said Wilson: "He kept battling. I told him I'd keep coming to him. He's a star. He's going to be. He works at it.”
Russell Wilson completed 29 of 35 passes Sunday for a career-best 82.85% completion rate. He reached that mark with a lot of quick throws, especially in the second half. Pete Carroll gave credit to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for an adjustment the Seahawks made in going to more of a quick passing game to counter the Steelers' pass-rush, which notched four sacks of Wilson in the first half. Wilson wasn't sacked in the second half. "This was classic taking-what-they're'giving," Carroll said. "We had to put Russ really in command of the rhythm of the game and all the quick stuff, he did a great job on. He did a great job throwing the seam routes to [Will Dissly] for the two touchdown passes. Other than that, I thought Russ' rhythm really picked up and the sacks went away in the second half and really cleaned things up."