September 20, 2011 – 10:00 am
The Seahawks traveled across the country to Pittsburgh in Week 2 to face the Steelers, who were runners-up in last year’s Super Bowl.
Leon Washington sits in the players section of the plane as the team left Seattle on Friday afternoon to help acclimate to the time zone difference.
The team charter landed under darkness of night and players descended the moveable stairs and headed to buses that would take them to the hotel.
On Saturday afternoon, the team held a walk-thru at a local high school stadium. Unlike most high schools, Martorelli Stadium at North Hills High School seats over 5,000, has a two-story press box and brand new field turf.
As always, the pregame timeline is written on a white board for the players and coaches.
Players crowd around the shower area during a pregame prayer, spilling out to the nearby walkway.
The Seahawks make the long walk from the visitors locker room at Heinz Field to the playing field.
Seahawks linebacker Matt McCoy dives towards Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
Seahawks safety Atari Bigby sacks Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the red zone during the first quarter.
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas celebrates after the defense held near the goal line resulting in a turnover on downs.
Pittsburgh's Issac Redman scores despite the attempt of Seattle's Anthony Hargrove.
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is hit from behind on this first half throw.
Seattle receiver Ben Obomanu leapt high but couldn't corral this pass along the sideline on third down.
Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond dives at the feet of Pittsburgh's Rashard Mendenhall.
Seahawks defensive linemen Red Bryant and Anthony Hargrove stop Issac Redman.
Walter Thurmond's low tackle sends Pittsburgh receiver Hines Ward airborne.
Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner corrals Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace.
Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace makes a nice catch on a deep route, managing to grip the ball from the top just before it would have hit the turf.
Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is sacked in the second half. Offensive guard John Moffitt is at right.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin is tackled and thrown out-of-bounds along the Seattle sideline.
Players walk off the field towards the locker room after the 24-0 defeat.
Head coach Pete Carroll answers questions from the media after the game.
Tags: Atari Bigby
, Ben Roethlisberger
, Doug Baldwin
, Earl Thomas
, Heinz Field
, Leon Washington
, Matt McCoy
, Pete Carroll
, Pittsburgh Steelers
, Seattle Seahawks
, Tarvaris Jackson
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