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RGIII, Redskins Offense Shut Down in Loss to Steelers

by Chuck Carroll
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Ben Roethlisberger / Robert Griffin III (credit: Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Ben Roethlisberger / Robert Griffin III (credit: Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (CBSDC/AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers turned Robert Griffin III into just another rookie quarterback.

The Steelers swarmed Washington’s precocious star on Sunday, keeping Griffin in check during a dominant 27-12 victory. Griffin completed just 16 of 34 passes for 177 yards and a score while managing 10 yards rushing.

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had no such issues against Washington’s depleted defense, throwing for 222 yards and three touchdowns as the Steelers (4-3) won consecutive games for the first time this season.

Jonathan Dwyer added 107 yards rushing in his second NFL start. Pittsburgh jumped on Washington (3-5) early, scoring on its first four possessions and never letting Griffin get loose.

Heath Miller caught four passes for 46 yards and his sixth touchdown of the season for the Steelers, who suddenly look like their normal selves in a wide-open AFC.

On a brighter note for the Redskins, linebacker London Fletcher was able to play and has extended his consecutive games played streak to 232. The veteran missed time this week in practice, suffering from balance and hamstring issues.

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