The Steelers (11-1 general) got here into the sport making an attempt to grow to be the 10th workforce in NFL historical past to begin the season 12-0.
PITTSBURGH — Washington Soccer Staff has crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-17 after a late discipline purpose and an interception on the Steelers’ second to final offensive possession.
The win by Washington offers them a share of the lead within the NFC East division.
Alex Smith threw for 296 yards and a landing, Dustin Hopkins kicked a tiebreaking 45-yard discipline purpose with 2:04 remaining.
Washington began the sport down by 14 factors by the beginning of the 2nd quarter, and went into halftime down 14-Three on the street, earlier than coming again within the second half.
Smith, underneath heavy strain a lot of the night time, lastly obtained one thing going late within the first half. A Hopkins discipline purpose obtained the workforce on the board within the closing seconds. A 1-yard landing run by Peyton Barber halfway by way of the third quarter pulled Washington inside 14-10, and a lob from Smith to a wide-open Logan Thomas for a 15-yard landing tied it.
The Steelers (11-1 general) got here into the sport making an attempt to grow to be the 10th workforce in NFL historical past to begin the season 12-0. The Steelers additionally would have clinched a playoff delivery for the primary time since 2017.
Earlier than the sport, the Steelers have been 78-1-1 when up 14+ factors at residence (Heinz Discipline).
Washington: Misplaced main rusher Antonio Gibson within the first half with a toe harm. Tight finish Tamarrrick Hemingway exited within the first half with a wrist harm.
The New York Giants beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, shifting to 5-7 general on the season. Washington (5-7 general) misplaced to the Giants in each its video games this season in opposition to the divisional opponent.
Each the Giants and Washington weren’t favored to win their video games this week. The NFC East division was 0-17 vs. groups with profitable information going to this weekend. Now it is 2-18
Earlier than Monday night time, Washington’s final victory over Pittsburgh got here in 1991, the season Washington completed 14-2 and received the franchise’s third Tremendous Bowl underneath Corridor of Fame coach Joe Gibbs.
Washington’s subsequent sport might be Sunday, Dec. 13, in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers.
The sport might be performed from Glendale, Arizona, as a result of influence of COVID-19 in California. The 49ers aren’t allowed by the county its stadium is situated to play contact sports activities.
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