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Steelers at Redskins NFL Week One Capsule




STREAKS Past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 2-0 Jay Gruden: 0-0
LAST GAME 10/28/12: Redskins 12 at Steelers 27. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger throws for 222 yards & 3 TDs. Steelers TE Heath Miller has 4 catches, including TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/03/08: Steelers 23, Redskins 6. Pittsburgh RB Willie Parker rushes for 70 yards & TD. Steelers QB Byron Leftwich throws for 129 yards & TD.
REFEREE Craig Wrolstad
BROADCAST ESPN (7:10 PM ET): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Ross Tucker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 132 (Pit), 81 (Was). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Pit), 225 (Was).

2015 STATS

PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 319-469-3938-21-16-94.5 Kirk Cousins: 379-543-4166-29-11-101.6
RUSHING DeAngelo Williams: 200-907-4.5-11 (T1L) Matt Jones: 144-490-3.4-3
RECEIVING Antonio Brown: 136 (T1L)-1834 (2L)-13.5-10 Jordan Reed (TE): 87-952-10.9-11
OFFENSE 395.4 (3L) 353.8
DEFENSE 363.1 380.6
SACKS Cam Heyward: 7 Ryan Kerrigan: 9.5
INTs Michael Mitchell: 3 Josh Norman (Car.): 4
PUNTING Jordan Berry: 42.6 Tress Way: 46.1
KICKING Chris Boswell: 113 (26/27 PAT; 29/32 FG) Dustin Hopkins: 114 (39/40 PAT; 25/28 FG)


STEELERS: Have 41 wins on Kickoff Weekend, most by AFC team…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER led NFL with 328.2 pass yards per game in 2015 (3,938 yards in 12 games), 3rd-highest single-season avg. in NFL history. Has won 9 of past 11 starts on MNF. Is 3-0 in career as starter vs. Was…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS tied for 1st in NFL with 11 rush TDs & ranked 3rd among AFC RBs with 1,274 scrimmage yards in 2015…Last year, WR ANTONIO BROWN had career-best 136 catches, tied for 2nd most in season in NFL history. Was 2nd in NFL with franchise-record 1,834 rec. yards. Has 265 catches in past 2 seasons, most ever in any 2-year span. Has 110+ catches in 3 consecutive seasons. Since 2013, leads NFL with 375 catches & 5,031 rec. yards…LBs LAWRENCE TIMMONS (119) & RYAN SHAZIER (87) led team in tackles last year. DE CAMERON HEYWARD led team with 7 sacks & 15 tackles for loss in 2015. LB JAMES HARRISON had 1.5 sacks in last game at Was…REDSKINS: Won NFC East in 2015. Have 48 wins in home openers, 5th most in NFC…QB KIRK COUSINS set club record last year with 4,166 pass yards. Was 1st QB in team history to pass for 4,000+ yards & 25+ TDs (29) in season. Had career-high 101.6 rating in 2015. Aims for 7th game in row with 100+ rating…RB MATT JONES had 794 scrimmage yards (490 rush, 304 rec.) & 4 TDs as rookie in 2015…TE JORDAN REED led team in catches (87), rec. yards (952) & rec. TDs (11) last season. Has 29 catches for 378 yards (94.5 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4. Since entering NFL in 2008, WR DE SEAN JACKSON averages 17.7 yards per catch (442 catches for 7,814 rec. yards), highest in NFL…LB RYAN KERRIGAN had 9.5 sacks in 2015. Since entering NFL in 2011, is 1 of 2 with 45+ sacks (47.5) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). CB JOSH NORMAN makes debut with Was. Had career-high 4 INTs & ranked 2nd in NFC with 18 PD last season with Car. S DE ANGELO HALL has 58 tackles, 2 INTs & INT-TD in past 10 vs. AFC.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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