Steelers vs. Redskins: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis for Washington
Griffin's rehab from a torn ACL has been the dominant storyline in the nation's capital this offseason. However, that isn't the only question facing the team, questions that the Redskins will look to answer as they square off with the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Monday night preseason affair.
The story of the first half was Pittsburgh turnovers, with the Redskins turning two of Pittsburgh's three first-half giveaways into touchdowns.
A Landry Jones touchdown pass pulled the Steelers within four, but the Redskins finally ran some read-option in the fourth quarter, with Roy Helu scampering in from 30 yards out for a decisive touchdown.
Washington - 24
Pittsburgh - 13
And we're done.
The Redskins downed the Steelers 24-13 behind a stellar effort from the front seven, especially against the pass.
The player of the game is an easy call.
Ryan Kerrigan had 3 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception for a touchdown.
Other than that he did squat.
Hail to the Redskins!
MORE pressure on Landry Jones.
That's your big story from this contest. The Redskins have absolutely dominated the trenches when the Steelers have tried to throw the ball, to the tune of four sacks and only 220 passing yards allowed.
UGLY Pat White interception.
All the athleticism in the world doesn't do a quarterback much good if he can't throw the ball accurately.
Jon Gruden with great advice for RG3...
"Think touchdown, then first down, then get down."
Zone-read give to Roy Helu, who waltzes into the end zone from 30 yards out.
Redskins go back up 11.
Redskins - 24
Steelers - 13
Jawan Jamison with a couple of nice runs followed by a pair of Pat White scrambles.
Redskins are on the move.
This game is incredibly exciting....
If you're related to one of the punters.
Chris Baker continues a dominant night for the Washington pass rush.
That unit fared extremely well, especially with Brian Orakpo sitting out the game.
Hard to really evaluate the Washington offense in this game with RG3 and Cousins both on the shelf.
O-line fared reasonably well, running game was quiet, Rex was, well, Rex.
By my unofficial count that makes 134 holding penalties in this game.
Robert Griffin says he "feels healthy", but the decision on whether he'll play in Week 1 won't be made until the "Sunday before" the season-opener.
Pure speculation on my part, but I'll be shocked if he doesn't start against Philly.
Or we could see a quick three-and-out.
Preseason football. Feel the excitement!
Washington's defense held (thanks in large part to a holding penalty on the Steelers), so Pat White will get another chance from the 13-yard line.
Maybe we'll finally see some read-option. Feels kind of weird to watch the Redskins not run it all night.
Rookie Chris Thompson coughs it up after getting popped, and the Steelers have taken over with a chance to take the lead.
Not really the youngster's fault. Like I said, he got popped.
Pat White has entered the game at quarterback for the Redskins.
Landry Jones finds Derek Moye from 10 yards out, and we've got a ballgame.
Redskins - 17
Steelers - 13
A long pass from Landry Jones to Markus Wheaton has the Steelers threatening, and the fourth quarter will open with the Steelers facing a 4th-and-inches.
Redskins - 17
Steelers - 6
Bryan Kehl looked great on his sack, but that open field whiff?
Not so much.
13 carries for 68 yards for Jonathan Dwyer Monday night.
As well as the pass-rush has played that number, coupled with last week's gashing by the Titans, raises concerns about the Washington run defense this year.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again.
London Fletcher is the most under-appreciated defensive player of the past decade.
Some of it can be laid at the feet of a Pittsburgh offense that hasn't scored an offensive touchdown yet in the preseason, but Washington's defensive effort has been the story of this game.
Grossman just had a Rex Grossman moment, throwing a terrible interception over the middle of the field that killed what appeared to be a promising drive.
Bryan Kehl with another sack for Washington. Consistent pressure on the quarterback one of the big takeaways for Washington tonight.
Three-and-out for the 'Skins to open the second half, a part of preseason games that I call "Scrubalicious."
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