Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/28/12
PITTSBURGH -- Robert Griffin III might be the freshly anointed one, but Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers showed the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback what an elite performance looks like. Roethlisberger was an efficient 24 of 33 for 222 yards and three touchdowns, Jonathan Dwyer carried 17 times for 107 yards, and Pittsburgh's defense stymied Griffin to win 27-12 at Heinz Field. Griffin came into the game with the NFL community buzzing about his performance through the first seven weeks. But the Steelers shut down his ability to run (six carries, eight yards) while also eliminating rookie running Alfred Morris (13 carries, 49 yards). With no running game to lean on, Griffin tried to carry Washington with his arm. He completed 16 of 34 passes for 177 yards, and he was victimized by 10 clear drops by Washington receivers. Meanwhile, Roethlisberger put on a show in the first half. The Steelers scored on their first four possessions as Pittsburgh took a 20-6 hal...
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