The Pittsburgh Steelers wore throw back uniforms in Sunday’s win over the Washington Redskins. Much of the attention about this game was given to the match-up between Robert Griffin III and the Steelers defense. When the game was played Dick Lebeau used his 53 years of experience to frustrate the Redskins offense.
Ben Rothlisberger connected with Leonard Pope for an early touchdown and the Steelers added three more points on a field goal by Shaun Suisham.The Redskins countered with a touchdown pass from Griffin to Santana Moss.
The Steelers would score ten more points in the second quarter courtesy of a touchdown pass from Rothlisberger to Heath Miller and another field goal by Suisham. The Steelers carried a 20-6 lead into halftime and never looked back.
Kai Forbath connected with two second half field goals for the Redskins but the inability to find the end-zone was their fault. Pittsburgh added another seven points on a touchdown pass to Will Johnson.
In the Steelers were too much for Griffin and the Redskins. Griffin finished the day 16-for-34 with 177 yards passing. By contrast the Steelers quarterback was 24-for-33 for 222 yards. Jonathan Dwyer led the Steelers ground game with 107 yards rushing.
Trailing by 15 with just over four minutes remaining the Redskins failed to convert on a fourth down which seemed to sum up their day.
These throwback jerseys are based on the ones used by the Steelers in 1934. They are part of the teams celebration of its 80th season.
The Steelers will wear these throwback uniforms again when they play Baltimore on Nov. 18.