The Steelers played in what looked like a Halloween costume; but it was their 1934 throwback uniform that made the players look like bumblebees.
Redskins sensational rookie Robert Griffin III (RG3) was just another rookie QB when the Steelers hosted the Redskins at the Heinz field on Sunday. Thanks the Steelers defense, RG3 was checked throughout the game as the Steelers dominated and won 27-12.
Coming into Sundays game as the league’s leading rusher, and completing 70% of his passes in previous games, the Steelers defense limited RG3 to just 50% pass completion, and he only managed to run for just eight yards.
Unlike the Steelers defense, the Redskins defense was not that much of a challenge for Big Ben Roethlisberger as he penetrated the Redskins defense early in the game. He made his presence felt leading to Steelers to two touchdowns in the first four drives of the game, and former Redskins kicker Shawn Suisham came in and converted the field goals after both touchdowns. Roethlisberger threw for 222 yards, three touchdowns, and Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 107 yards in his second start in the league. The Steelers The Steelers maintained the lead all of the game as they finished the first quarter leading 10-0, and increasing their lead to 20-6 at half time.
As the game proceeded in the horrible weather, the Redskins defense began to get frustrated leading to veteran corner-back DeAngelo Hall being ejected from the game as he berated the linesman. Hall was tangled up with Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders, and the lines man threw a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct on Hall, leading to him taking off his helmet in frustration, and then continuously berating the official.
The Steelers will look to improve their record as they visit the MetLife stadium next week to face the Super Bowl Champions lead by Eli Manning.