If you checked the box score just prior to the half, you might have been surprised to see that the Pittsburgh Steelers were leading Washington. The statistics for each team were pretty similar through the first half, but Pittsburgh was able to capitalize on Washington’s mistakes and overcome their own, earning the win with a final score of 38-16.
Washington looked solid early, sustaining drives but settling for field goals on its first two possessions. Bashaud Breeland helped out, picking off Ben Roethlisberger on the Steelers’ second possession, but 24 unanswered points for the Steelers in the second and third quarters created what would become an insurmountable deficit for Washington.
Rams’ Aaron Donald ejected after scuffling with a 49er and making contact with a ref. It’s got to be frustrating being one of the game’s best players stuck on a team that is never going anywhere near the playoffs.
Colin Kaepernick responds to Trent Dilfer comments. Dilfer had pointed comments about Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the National Anthem. Kaepernick responded after the 49ers’ Week 1 win.
Colin Kaepernick’s protest is working. The ugly internet comments aside, a lot of people are actually thinking about what Kap is saying about how minorities are treated in America.
Washington was a mess, and no match for the Steelers in 38-16 loss. Washington couldn’t get out of its own way, and the Steelers took advantage. For instance, Washington paid big money for Josh Norman, then let Antonio Brown demolish its second-best CB. Part of Washington’s problem was a schematic decision allowed Brown to feast on Bashaud Breeland while Norman stood on the other side of the field.
Even Jay Gruden acknowledged that he got “outcoached.” He added that there “could be merit” to the idea of letting Josh Norman cover a team’s best receiver. YA THINK???
Antonio Brown air thrusted 5 times, which was one too many to not get flagged. Five times was apparently too many.
Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a knee injury. He says he’s fine, but Steelers fans are watching this situation nervously.
DeAngelo Williams is still a beast. The Steelers leaned on Williams for 26 carries and six receptions, and they got 143 rushing yards, two touchdowns and another 28 yards receiving. Not bad!