What they said: Steelers after losing 39-30 to Seahawks

Nov 29, 2015, 7:23 PM | Updated: 9:52 pm
The Steelers couldn’t keep up with the Seahawks and Russell Wilson’s five touchdowns on...
The Steelers couldn't keep up with the Seahawks and Russell Wilson's five touchdowns on Sunday. (AP)
(AP)

The Pittsburgh Steelers fell short on Sunday in a back-and-forth game with the Seahawks, losing 39-30 at CenturyLink Field. Here’s what members of the team had to say after the defeat.

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Defensive end Cameron Heyward on forcing the Seahawks to convert on third down: “It gave us confidence, but we didn’t have enough 3 and outs. There were so many times we had them on third and long and we didn’t capitalize. We kept them on the field. That’s disheartening because it means that we were doing our job on first and second (down), and not getting off on the critical down. We talked about it going into this game – that was one of our goals – and we didn’t accomplish that.”

Linebacker Jarvis Jones on if Russell Wilson surprised the Steelers: “Yeah, he scored a lot of points. They had a good day today, kudos to them. They executed. They moved the chains when they were supposed to. We just needed to capitalize like we’re supposed to today, and it really hurt us.”

Head coach Mike Tomlin on a big game for wide receiver Markus Wheaton: “When you’re playing a team like that, and I think we ever talked about it earlier in the week, if they’re matching Richard Sherman (with Antonio Brown), then other guys not named Antonio Brown are going to have opportunities, and that’s what it’s about. Let’s not make too much out of that. Markus did a nice job, no question.”

Cornerback Antwon Blake on Doug Baldwin’s 80-yard touchdown: “They ran a good concept to beat the coverage we were in. The bottom line is that we have to make an incomplete pass or make a tackle on that.”

Quarterback Landry Jones on Jeremy Lane’s interception on an ill-fated fake field goal attempt: “They read it out. That guy made a great play, man. You’ve got to give him props. He did an incredible job on that.”

Guard David DeCastro on playing at CenturyLink Field: “Great football environment. I think both teams played a good game. We made more mistakes (and) they capitalized on them. We gave them the short field and they scored when they had to. We can’t do that. Moving forward, the teams that we are playing, we’ve got to be honed in.”

Linebacker Arthur Moats on defensive problems vs. Seattle: “I’ve got to watch the film. The biggest thing that stood out was the big plays, and that’s on us as a whole. We can’t give up big plays because it turns a day where we feel like we are having success into a disaster.”

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