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Defenseless Redskins routed by Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks for an opening to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) AP

The Redskins missed scoring opportunities early, then missed a bunch of tackles late.

The visiting Steelers — specifically quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown — were too much for the Redskins Monday night, overcoming a slow start to score a convincing 38-16 victory.

Roethlisberger and Brown connected on a 29-yard touchdown pass in the first half and a 26-yarder in the third quarter. The Steelers ran at will in the second half, too, and DeAngelo Williams ran for two fourth quarter touchdowns as the Steelers made it a laugher.

The Steelers converted 9-of-14 third downs, both of their fourth downs and held nearly a 100-yard advantage (147-55) in total rushing yards.

The Redskins were in Steelers’ territory four times in the first half and got just two field goals to show for it. After spotting the Redskins a 6-0 lead, the Steelers scored the game’s next 24 points.

Roethlisberger was 27-of-37 passing for 300 yards. He threw three touchdown passes and one interception.

Williams ran 26 times for 143 yards, 73 in the fourth quarter. Brown caught eight passes for 126 yards.

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was 30-of-43 for 329 yards and two interceptions.

The Steelers host the Bengals next weekend. The Redskins host the Cowboys.

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57 Responses to “Defenseless Redskins routed by Steelers”
  1. jobo50 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:11 PM

    HTTR What a minute I know the refs are to blame!!

  2. a1b24312 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:11 PM

    How’s that D workin’ for ya, Skins?

    Signed, J. Haslett

  3. themage78 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:12 PM

    So where was the great Kirk Cousins to win this game?

  4. bigdicebuddha says: Sep 12, 2016 10:13 PM

    YOU LIKE THAT!?

  5. ctiggs says: Sep 12, 2016 10:14 PM

    I am fully confident that my 49ers could win the NFC East.

  6. critterkiller33 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:15 PM

    Beware of the Steelers…. #7 on the way!

  7. adimuz95 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:17 PM

    Have the Redskins beat a winning team since 2014?

  8. baddawg02 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:18 PM

    Well now,waiting for what logicalvoicesays has to say ,well hell this is what I have to say, Josh WHO?

  9. jakec4 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:19 PM

    Hard to call Washington the home team when the stadium is half full of Steelers fans. Lame fanbase in DC.

  10. nyfootballgiants says: Sep 12, 2016 10:20 PM

    Looks like Josh Norman is a true difference maker for the Skins

  11. sportoficionado says: Sep 12, 2016 10:20 PM

    I took a lot of heat from Washington trolls when I said their team would be exposed sooner than later, looks like my prediction came true even sooner than I anticipated.

  12. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:20 PM

    Why wasn’t Norman following AB wherever he lined up? Idc if it’s zone or man, he shouldve been lining up across from AB at all times. The rest of those DBs are hot 🚮.

    Then again, Norman would’ve gotten roasted too.

  13. clashpoint says: Sep 12, 2016 10:20 PM

    Steelers offense looked awfully good tonight, very balanced and dynamic. The Steelers secondary, not so good, but Washington does have a good offense themselves. I do like how well the red zone defense played, holding a good offense to mostly field goals is still legit. One down and 18 to go!

    Go Steelers!

  14. jgo304 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:21 PM

    Deadskins defense is a joke…..

    Looks like the GMen have an easy route to the title.

  15. pft264 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:22 PM

    Breeland got taken to school.

  16. cowboys2016 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:23 PM

    Like I said Logical: pathetic!!! You think your sorry Redskins is going to win the division??? But, don’t worry the real beat down will be this coming Sunday, when my Cowboys roll into town!!!!!

  17. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 12, 2016 10:25 PM

    tedmurph says:
    Sep 10, 2016 2:44 PM
    Yup, no TE, backup RB, budding HOFer SCoates trying to run the right routes and hoping not to fumble, Heyward-Bey, who can’t catch, and an undrafted rookie, who’s AB 2.0. All on the road against, a home underdog on national TV, who’s a big sleeper team this year. With a suspect D. steelers are gonna roll? I may come outta retirement for this one.

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    Just goes to show you that empty barrels make the most noise. But Teddy I still love last year’s prediction that the Pat’s would own Wade Phillips D. Do you like eating your eggs off your face all the time?

  18. celticsforever says: Sep 12, 2016 10:25 PM

    Skins picked to finish 3rd in Division. Steelers are a lot of people’s afc pick for the Superbowl. But one game does not a season make. Deep breath everybody.

    Remember the year the pats lost 31-0 on opening day? They won the bowl that year.

  19. Duckhomie says: Sep 12, 2016 10:27 PM

    Another disgraceful year for the Skins.

  20. megabeast37215 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:32 PM

    Completely outmatched. Rekt on Monday night. Man does Cousins have a noodle arm or what?

  21. thesteelhurtin says: Sep 12, 2016 10:32 PM

    Where are all the deadskins fans.

  22. tylawsprick says: Sep 12, 2016 10:33 PM

    Crowd fund for Norman to stock up on burn ointment.

  23. janvanflac says: Sep 12, 2016 10:34 PM

    Just a beat down. Ok, the Steelers are a good team, but still….try to put up a fight. Hey Logical….still thing the Red Potatoes are still a shoo-in for the NFCE? I think not…

  24. arrogantnation says: Sep 12, 2016 10:36 PM

    How’s it taste logicalvoice?

  25. jerrytown says: Sep 12, 2016 10:37 PM

    Josh Norman looked awesome. Definitely worthy of the richest contract for a cornerback in NFL history:/

  26. teal379 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:38 PM

    Coaching failure. I realize Norman only plays 1/2 the field, the left side of the D but when someone on the other side is lighting you up and you have a CB you dumped a brinks truck worth of money at this off season – rotate him over and do something to try and win the game.

    That’s all coaching and not making an adjustment to the game at hand.

  27. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 12, 2016 10:44 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Sep 12, 2016 10:25 PM
    tedmurph says:
    Sep 10, 2016 2:44 PM
    Yup, no TE, backup RB, budding HOFer SCoates trying to run the right routes and hoping not to fumble, Heyward-Bey, who can’t catch, and an undrafted rookie, who’s AB 2.0. All on the road against, a home underdog on national TV, who’s a big sleeper team this year. With a suspect D. steelers are gonna roll? I may come outta retirement for this one.

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    Just goes to show you that empty barrels make the most noise. But Teddy I still love last year’s prediction that the Pat’s would own Wade Phillips D. Do you like eating your eggs off your face all the time?

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  28. bloodandsin says: Sep 12, 2016 10:46 PM

    You like that Redskins!?

  29. soleobjective says: Sep 12, 2016 10:50 PM

    Breeland got exposed on multiple occasions, but let’s not forget how good he was last season. He’all improve. Not so sure about that run defense though.

  30. soleobjective says: Sep 12, 2016 10:50 PM

    *He’ll

  31. seatownballers says: Sep 12, 2016 10:52 PM

    75 mill contract.
    50 guaranteed.
    Not a shut down corner.
    Josh Norman was exposed by quality receivers.
    This guy is nothing without panthers pass rush.
    Redskins aint winning division this year bro. @logical,, burn them jerseys. Take the shrine down

  32. funshipm174 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:55 PM

    As long as none of the scoring was on Josh Norman’s watch,he really doesn’t care.

  33. kloos366 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:55 PM

    Sounds just like old times

  34. arpy911 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:59 PM

    logicalvoicesays DOH!

  35. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 12, 2016 10:59 PM

    Haters, shed your tears!

    I wonder if the scoring will be high enough for our resident citizenstranger dude.

  36. MurdochMysteries says: Sep 12, 2016 11:01 PM

    Hail to the slurs!

  37. boysroll says: Sep 12, 2016 11:03 PM

    wow…..skins are horrible and cousins sucks. all he can do is throw 2 yard passes and had all day to throw too. I love it as they are paying this clown 20m and that defense is horrific. Dallas with Al Morris and Zek will run for 300 yards easily for a 24-7 win.

  38. demskinsbaby says: Sep 12, 2016 11:04 PM

    And who is J Haslett working for again?

  39. skinstowin says: Sep 12, 2016 11:15 PM

    Refs, refs and more refs. That game was 18 vs 11 whole game. Can’t win in NFL when you’re the better team but opponent has refs on their side from beginning to end? Wasn’t last play a perfect example? 95 yr old Harrison didn’t pick that? Skins had 7 easy without that. Antonio Brown pushed off Bree land all game and breeland finally gave up since no calls. Rigged game.

  40. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Sep 12, 2016 11:19 PM

    Redskins will continue to lose as long as they stubbornly refuse to move Norman to the defensive right side. Breeland sucks out loud.

  41. pittsteelersfan says: Sep 12, 2016 11:19 PM

    Stairway to Seven, baby…

  42. milkcan44 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:25 PM

    Was Josh Norman covering or just yapping?

  43. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:36 PM

    I thought my colts D was bad,

  44. dino2997 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:41 PM

    The NFC East has no teams that are any good.

  45. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 13, 2016 12:22 AM

    38 enough for ya, bud?

  46. whispersd says: Sep 13, 2016 12:26 AM

    Somehow the Seahawks can get away with assigning their CBs to specific sides. Seems like the Redskins cannot.

    Watching Antonio Brown repeatedly torch Bashaud Breeland while Josh Norman was on the other side of the field? It was painful.

  47. ChickenTurkeySaurus says: Sep 13, 2016 2:37 AM

    Wait, what is the name of the team that looked like the 25th best team in the league tonight?
    The Redskins.

    Just wanted to make sure that everyone remembers the name of the team of miserable failures

  48. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Sep 13, 2016 2:44 AM

    Norman got schooled all night but yet gums were still flapping.

  49. vicvinegar00 says: Sep 13, 2016 5:46 AM

    Could have sworn I saw a comment last week suggesting Breeland and Norman are HOF quality DBs.

  50. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Sep 13, 2016 8:20 AM

    guess mclovin can’t build a defense. guess captain kirk didn’t do much in his contract effort. guess pretty soon reality will settle in on the nation’s capital, just like every year since little danny bought him a new toy.

  51. MichaelEdits says: Sep 13, 2016 8:46 AM

    You like that?

  52. famundacheese says: Sep 13, 2016 8:59 AM

    Wow the NFC east still sucks. Another year of an undeserving 9-7 team in the playoffs coming up

  53. realfootballfan says: Sep 13, 2016 9:59 AM

    All you need to see is what the 2 QBs did. Similar numbers except one guy threw 3 TDs and the other threw none with 2 picks. Better look for a Cleveland on the schedule to pad Cousins stats so we can pretend like he’s even an average NFL starter. Kind of ridiculous Washington had to give him the franchise tag this year just to let him play himself out of that job. Nick Foles 2.0. Oh, and before anyone says the Steelers are better, these were the 2 worst pass defenses last year, so pretty even competition going both ways for Cousins to show he belonged tonight, except he predictably didn’t again.

  54. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 13, 2016 1:18 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Sep 12, 2016 10:25 PM
    tedmurph says:
    Sep 10, 2016 2:44 PM
    Yup, no TE, backup RB, budding HOFer SCoates trying to run the right routes and hoping not to fumble, Heyward-Bey, who can’t catch, and an undrafted rookie, who’s AB 2.0. All on the road against, a home underdog on national TV, who’s a big sleeper team this year. With a suspect D. steelers are gonna roll? I may come outta retirement for this one.
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    No doubt Teddy is going around giving the business to anyone who said the Patsies had no shot Sunday, but ignoring his own genius prediction. But that’s just Teddy Clueless for ya.

  55. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Sep 13, 2016 2:31 PM

    So funny to see all the Steelers’ fans acting like they won the Superbowl last night. All your tricks are out on display now and you won’t be recovering your own fumbles, having fumbles miraculously turned into incomplete passes, or playing the worst team in the NFL next week.

  56. baddawg02 says: Sep 13, 2016 4:41 PM

    Steeler fans had every right to act like they did after that win last night.And all their tricks on the table?hell im still laughing about that one.And playing the worst team in the NFL?I could name a dozen more worse than the Redskins.Oh yeah still laughing about that fumble quote too.Oh well I guess I need to takemypunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy.

  57. theblowtorchreview says: Sep 13, 2016 8:49 PM

    This team is rotting from the top down. How the hell do you have a $75 mil cover man and not have him covering Brown? Jay Gruden is a dunce.

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