Justin K. Aller

Redskins vs. Steelers: Drops, porous defense cost Washington in 27-12 loss to Pittsburgh

Redskins wide receivers did Robert Griffin III no favors on Sunday, dropping multiple passes in a 27-12 loss to the host Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Did Hall threaten to kill official in Pittsburgh?

In the Washington Post, Mark Maske reveals the reasons behind Hall's ejection October 28.


Hall fined $30,000 for confronting official

The cornerback will pay for the actions that got him ejected.


Shanahan and the Great Pittsburgh Caper (Updated)

The Redskins lost to the Steelers October 28, but Mike Shanahan's day got a lot worse.


Redskins' Sav Rocca playing through meniscus tear

Redskins' punter Sav Rocca took some heat on Sunday after an up-and-down punting day which included a 12-yard punt, but it turns out Rocca has been playing through a torn meniscus in his right knee, according to Grant Paulsen.

Rocca originally injured the knee prior to the Redskins Week 7 game against the New York Giants. He was questionable to play against the Giants, but was listed as a full participant in all three practices last week and was probable against Pittsburgh. Rocca is averaging 43.5 yards per punt this season, but that number has dropped to 36.8 since the injury.

Starting linebacker Perry Riley strained his hamstring against Pittsburgh, but is likely to play on Sunday against Carolina assuming he does not suffer a setback during the week. Riley has started all eight games this season, racking up 65 tackles, a sack and six pass deflections.

While Riley should play against Carolina, the Redskins will likely be without wide receiver Pierre Garcon who continues to recover from a ruptured ligament in his toe. Garcon has missed five games this season and head coach Mike Shanahan said he isn't likely to play until after the team's Week 10 bye week.


FOX's Rosen called Steelers 'Penguins' Sunday

The FOX play-by-play man really misses the NHL, apparently.


Redskins vs. Steelers: 5 takeaways

The Redskins suffered their most thorough defeat of the season Sunday, losing 27-12 to the Steelers. Our Redskins editor gives his five takeaways from the loss.


'Skins held in check by Steelers, themselves

Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins came up short against Pittsburgh on Sunday.


DeAngelo Hall berates official, gets ejected

DeAngelo Hall had a meltdown at the end of Sunday's 27-12 loss to the Steelers, getting ejected after berating an official, sans helmet.


Roethlisberger powers Steelers over 'Skins, 27-12

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers offense were highly efficient, punting only three times as they beat the Washington Redskins, 27-12, on Sunday at Heinz Field.

Roethlisberger threw three touchdowns and completed 24 passes for 222 yards in the victory. Because of injuries, Jonathan Dwyer was once again called on to lead the Pittsburgh running game and he did, carrying 17 times for 107 yards.

Leonard Pope, Heath Miller and Will Johnson all caught touchdown passes for the Steelers.

Shaun Suisham was a perfect 2 for 2 on field goals.

Washington's offense hurt itself a number of times, setting a season-high with 10 dropped passes on the day.

Robert Griffin III was 16 for 34 passing for 177 yards and one touchdown. The Redskins' running attack never got much going against the Steelers' defense, with Alfred Morris carrying 13 times for just 59 yards. Griffin II was held in check on the ground as well, only picking up eight yards on six carries.

The only touchdown of the game for the Redskins came in the second quarter on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Griffin III to Santana Moss. The ensuing extra point by Kai Forbath was blocked.

Forbath made both of his field goal attempts for Washington, splitting the uprights from 48 and 45 yards.

Washington falls to 3-5 on the season while Pittsburgh improves to 4-3. With the victory, the Steelers are still a perfect 3-0 on the year at home.

Fantasy studs/duds: Fantasy owners who started Ben Roethlisberger will certainly be happy with his three touchdowns and 222 yards. Robert Griffin III, despite the loss, continued to be a strong fantasy scorer, throwing for 177 yards and a touchdown. While Alfred Morris has been one of the league's leading rushers, his fantasy owners were hurt on Sunday by his 59-yard, no touchdown performance. For everything fantasy related, visit SB Nation's Fantasy Footbal page.

Odds/Gambling: The Steelers were 4.5-point favorites at home and easily covered that spread. To see more spreads and odds from around the league, visit SB Nation's NFL Odds page.

Injury info: Pittsburgh's Ryan Clark left the game in the second half with a concussion and did not return.

Next team on the schedule: The Redskins will host the Carolina Panthers next week at 1 p.m. ET. Pittsburgh will go on the road in Week 9, travelling to face the New York Giants at 4:25 p.m. ET.

For more on the Redskins head over to Hogs Haven and for everything on the Steelers, visit Behind the Steel Curtain.

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Skins still trail Steelers, 27-9, after 3 quarters

The Washington Redskins trail the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-9, heading into the fourth quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Washington scored for the first time since early in the second quarter on Kai Forbath's 48-yard field goal with 11:57 left in the quarter.

The Redskins' offense has gained 195 yards through three quarters, compared to Pittsburgh's 311 total yards.

The only touchdown of the game for Washington came on a fourth-down pass from Robert Griffin III to Santana Moss in the second quarter. Forbath's ensuing extra point was blocked.

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers have moved the ball well against the Redskins, scoring on all but one of their drives. Roethlisberger has thrown for 200 yards and three touchdowns.

The Steelers had a punt return touchdown negated by a penalty for an illegal block in the back, allowing Washington to remain within 18 points.

Washington has the ball inside Pittsburgh territory to begin the fourth quarter.


Skins down, 20-6, after struggling in 1st half

The Washington Redskins trail the Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-6, after one half at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Robert Griffin III and the Washington offense have been stifled by the Pittsburgh defense, picking up just 109 yard in the first half. The Redskins have also self-inflicted some of the damage, already dropping six passes in the first half.

Washington got on the board by going for it on 4th-and-goal early in the second quarter, with Griffin III hitting Santana Moss in tight coverage for a 2-yard touchdown pass. Kai Forbath's extra point was blocked, making the score 10-6 Pittsburgh at the time.

The Steelers' offense moved the ball well against the Redskins' defense in the first half, picking up 234 yards and and scoring on four of their five drives. Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdowns, a 1-yarder to Leonard Pope and a 7-yarder to Heath Miller, in the first half while completing 16 of 23 passes for 173 yards. Pittsburgh added a pair of field goals by Shaun Suisham, from 48 and 27 yards.

Griffin III was held to 5-for-13 passing for 58 yards in the first half.

Washington will receive the ball to begin the second half.


Skins driving, trailing Steelers, 10-0, after 1Q

The Washington Redskins trail the Pittsburgh Steelers, 10-0, after one quarter at Heinz Field. The Washington defense game up scores on both of Pittsburgh's drives in the first quarter.

The Steelers opened the scoring on their first drive when they elected to go for it on 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line and converted. Ben Roethlisberger faked a hand-off and rolled out right before hitting Leonard Pope for the game's first touchdown.

Later, Shaun Suisham split the uprights for a 48-yard field goal on the Steelers' second drive to extend the lead to 10-0.

Washington was forced to punt on their first drive, but has the ball in deep in Pittsburgh territory to begin the second quarter.

The Redskins come into Week 8 with a 3-4 record on the year. They are looking to bounce back from last week's late loss to the New York Giants. The Steelers are 3-3 after beating the Cincinnati Bengals a week ago and have not lost a home game yet this season.


London Fletcher will start for Redskins v Steelers

Washington veteran linebacker London Fletcher will start Sunday against the Steelers, who will be missing a pair of running backs, starter Rashard Mendenhall and backup Isaac Redman.


Redskins set to take on Steelers in Week 8

The Washington Redskins look to rebound in Week 8, when they head to Pittsburgh to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Let's all laugh at Pittsburgh's jerseys Sunday

No matter the outcome Sunday, it's good to know that the Redskins already have the Steelers beaten in one vital category.


Redskins rule Garcon and Meriweather out

The Washington Redskins are going on the road to face the Pittsburgh Steelers and will be without two of their key players in Pierre Garcon and Brandon Meriweather


Redskins picked as underdog against Pittsburgh

The Washington Redskins are the overwhelming underdog in Sunday's Week 8 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Fletcher, Garcon, Meriweather miss practice

London Fletcher, Pierre Garcon and Brandon Meriweather all missed practice on Thursday because of various injuries.


Redskins listed as underdog

The opening lines have the Washington Redskins listed as the underdogs for Week 8's contest against the pittsburgh Steelers.


London Fletcher and Pierre Garcon miss practice

The Washington Redskins were without linebacker London Fletcher at practice on Wednesday, and Pierre Garcon remains sidelined due to his foot injury.


Week 8 brings 3 huge matchups in NFC East

The 2012 season hits the halfway mark this Sunday, and their will be three critical games featuring NFC East teams.

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