The Redskins haven’t beaten the Steelers in 20 years. They’ll have to wait another four to break the streak.
In throwback jerseys that inducted equal parts vertigo and nausea, the Steelers trounced RG3 and company, 27-12.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 24 of 33 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way. And tailback Jonathan Dwyer could be Wally Pipping the other guys ahead of him on the depth chart, with his second straight 100-yard game. He finished with 107 yards on 17 carries.
The loss drops the Redskins to 3-5, narrowing their window of opportunity to stealing a wild-card berth. Especially with five division games in their final eight.
The Steelers have improved to 4-3, putting them only a game behind the Ravens. The two teams will play twice in three weeks, starting in three weeks. Those two games will go a long way toward deciding the division.
As they always seem to do.