Redskins drop season opener to the Steelers 38-16

Redskins drop season opener to the Steelers 38-16

Redskins drop season opener to the Steelers 38-16

Brown finished the night with eight catches for 126 yards and the two TDs.

Washington's refusal to have its $75 million corner shadow Brown got Twitter all riled up.

Williams rushed for 143 yards on 26 carries, while second-year receiver Rogers had six catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.

"It's always pretty good to dial his number", Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said of Brown. The Bengals' defense got run over during a season-opening win over the Jets, and there's an terrible lot to fix heading into a matchup against a team that's been known to run all over them.

Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones (31) runs past the reach of Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt (91) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. What better way to turn the momentum around then by getting an interception. "He is Antonio Brown, and he lived up to it tonight".

Roethlisberger wouldn't bite on the evolution of the Steelers-Bengals matchup, which featured more than $100,000 in player fines, pregame scuffles, social media sparring and player-to-coach beefing.

While Pittsburgh's passing attack clicked early, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins struggled to connect with his receivers in the red zone, frequently throwing low balls throughout the first half.

Rams QB Case Keenum completed just 17 of 35 passes for 130 yards, with two interceptions.

In the end, Pittsburgh won in a rout, 38-16.

Tomlin doesn't consider the call gutsy. So no matter where Norman lined up, the Steelers could have simply motioned Brown away from him to the opposite side of the field. (Still, Thompson did record Washington's only touchdown of the night.) Grade: B+. Rogers' first career touchdown catch in his National Football League debut was a pinball special. Just in case people needed proof, Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green had 180 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 1.

The Steelers will now return to Heinz Field to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, September 18.

Throughout the game, Norman stayed at right cornerback.

"It wasn't haphazard by any stretch", Tomlin said Tuesday.

The Jets ran 30 times for 152 yards, an average of 5.1 yards per carry. After being quiet for the most of the night, Sammie Coates came through, too, with two clutch receptions for 56 yards.

After a rough first quarter, the Steelers looked like the Steelers that the world expects them to be - even without Le'Veon Bell, Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton in the fold.

In contrast, the Redskins offense couldn't get anything going all night. Brown and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger were just perfectly in-sync.

With all due respect to Cousins, failure to establish the running game is a big reason the Redskins ended up chasing the Steelers. So, I'm also giddy about discussing our Steelers defense. On their first three scoring drives, the Redskins had to settle for field goals.

Things were what they were on special teams. On his two punts, Berry averaged 45 yards, with his longest being a 61-yard punt.

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