Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer (17 carries, 107 yards) became the first player to rush for more than 100 yards against the Redskins this year. His success kept Pittsburgh in comfortable down and distance situations.
Under the radar
Pittsburgh linebackers Larry Foote (six tackles, one sack) and Lawrence Timmons (three quarterback hits) keyed a Steelers defense that limited Robert Griffin III to a season-low 8 yards rushing on six carries.
Did you notice ...
DeAngelo Hall claimed he was cut-blocked by a Pittsburgh receiver? But does that warrant taking off his helmet (automatic penalty) and barking at an official, earning an ejection? Hall refused to address the outburst afterward.
From the sidelines
Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau may have found the blueprint for stopping Griffin's running prowess. There were plays to be made in the passing game, but Griffin was betrayed by his receivers, who had 10 drops.
Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett appeared hell-bent on not permitting a quick-strike touchdown, employing soft coverage and few blitzes. The tactic allowed Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to work the ball downfield unfettered.