Redskins vs. Steelers: 7 Things for Pittsburgh Fans to Watch for in Week 8

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Redskins vs. Steelers: 7 Things for Pittsburgh Fans to Watch for in Week 8
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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins certainly don't square off on a regular basis, but the Week 8 combatants are certainly not complete strangers to each other. 

“If that boy billionaire thinks he can shut me up, he should stick his head in a can of paint.”

As you can surely guess, the boy billionaire above is Dan Snyder. 

The quote above came from an irate Myron Cope, broadcasting the Steelers' final game at Three Rivers Stadium (December 16, 2000).  During a 24-3 Steelers win over the Redskins, Washington owner Daniel Snyder sent a representative into Cope's broadcast booth to request that the screechy-voiced announcer cease and desist with referring to his team as the “Wash Redfaces.”

Beyond a tough loss in one game and the on-air rebuttal from Cope, Washington's current four-game losing streak in the series is surely enough to truly give an angry Snyder an actual crimson visage.

However, unlike during D.C.'s other recent failures against the 'Burgh, this time the "boy billionaire" will come equipped with a rich new toy at his disposal, a quarterback who is the league's poster child in 2012 and whose serial number is RG3.

Looking to build on momentum seized during a comeback win against the Bengals, can the Steelers finally attain their first winning record of 2012 with a victory over the 'Skins?  Here are seven things for Pittsburgh fans to watch for during Sunday's interconference tilt. 

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