Week 8: 'Skins @ Steelers

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  1. RRAHx2

    RRAHx2 Cleared for Takeoff

    Aug 22, 2012
    Defensive Domination
    Pittsburgh records 8 sacks, pitch shut-out vs Redksins
    Pittsburgh hosted RG3 and the win-less Redskins in Week 8. To say Washington has been struggling this year would be an understatement, as they have yet to win a game. Pittsburgh on the other hand, is having a great year. The Steelers sit at #1 in the NFL with a 5-1 record heading into this game. They have been playing great offense, and near the top in almost every offensive category. Pitsburgh has had some negative publicity this season though, losing their HC and suffering their first loss of the season the following week.

    Pittsburgh found their new HC in Anthony Brown, and they hope he can stay with the franchise for many years to come. Week 8 was Coach Brown's first game as head coach, and if this win is any indication of things to come, the NFL better watch out. Coach Brown said in a pre-game interview that he planned to play ground n' pound football, and hard-nosed defense. That's exactly what he did.

    Pittsburgh won the opening coin toss, and elected to recieve. The Steelers set the tone early, by driving down the field, running right up the gut of the Redskins' defense. Roethlisberger would find WR J. Cotchery in the endzone for the TD from 10 yds out.


    From Washington's first play from scrimmage it was obvious they were outmatched and outplayed by Pittsburgh. Without Coach Danthraxxx on the sidelines, the 'Skins could never get anything going on offense. On RG3's first drive of the game, he was sacked twice and intercepted by T. Polamalu, who read a comeback route by Garcon like if he was in the Skins' huddle.

    On Pittsburgh's next possession it was more of the same, as Redman continued to run wild on the Redskins' defense. The great running by Redman setup the play-action, beautifully. Roethlisberger hit WR Mike Wallace in stride, on a 23-yd pass over the middle. Steelers up 14-0 at half.


    The second half was no better for Washington who continued to fail at stopping Pittsburgh's pass rush. DE Brett Kiesel was quickly becoming RG3's new best friend, sacking the QB 3 times before he was pulled out in the 3rd. The pressure was coming from all angles, regardless of who was on the field for Pittsburgh. Backup safety Myron Rolle even got in on the action, sacking Griffin in the 4th quarter to seal the win.

    Pittsburgh did whatever they wanted on offense, with RB Isaac Redman having his best game of the season, rushing for 123 yds on 22 carries. Enough can't be said about the Steel Curtain this game, as they held Washington to 86 yds of offense and a mediocre 22% on 3rd downs. Pittsburgh will head to New York, to take on the division-leading New York 'Football' Giants in Week 9.

    Final: 23-0
    POTG: Troy Polamalu 3 Tack, 1 Int, 1 Sack
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