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.