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.