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Monday Night Football: Steelers vs. Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. — Ben Roethlisberger recovered his own fumble at a pivotal moment and didn't look back, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 38-16 victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

Roethlisberger completed 27 of 37 passes for 300 yards, including two touchdowns to All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown and another to Eli Rogers. Often playing on the opposite side from Josh Norman and tormenting cornerback Bashaud Breeland, Brown made eight catches for 126 yards.

Starting in place of the suspended Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries.

Washington led 6-0 and appeared to have another scoring opportunity late in the first quarter when linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacked and stripped Roethlisberger deep in Pittsburgh territory. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey knocked the ball out of Kerrigan's hands, and Roethlisberger dived on it at his own 13-yard line.

Roethlisberger then guided Pittsburgh 87 yards down the field, finishing the drive with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Brown on a gutsy fourth-and-1 call from the Washington 29. The next time he got the ball, Big Ben took the Steelers 67 yards on 14 plays to make it 14-6.

Pittsburgh's passing attack got clicking, but Kirk Cousins and the Redskins couldn't keep up. With Matt Jones and the running game grounded and tight end Jordan Reed taken out of the picture, Cousins finished 30 of 43 for 329 yards and two interceptions.

Washington got it as close as 24-16 on Chris Thompson's fourth-quarter touchdown. Then Roethlisberger was at it again, taking the Steelers 77 yards as Williams put the game away with a 15-yard touchdown run to break the 30-point mark.

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington
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Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins carries the ball against defensive back Ross Cockrell #31 and strong safety Robert Golden #21 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Kicker Dustin Hopkins #3 of the Washington Redskins
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Kicker Dustin Hopkins #3 of the Washington Redskins kicks a first quarter field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins
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Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins looks on against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh
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Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates his touchdown with running back DeAngelo Williams (34) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks for
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks for an opening to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.

Wide receiver Eli Rogers #17 of the Pittsburgh
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Wide receiver Eli Rogers #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a second quarter touchdown against defensive back Dashaun Phillips #35 of the Washington Redskins and cornerback Bashaud Breeland #26 of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers (17) reaches
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers (17) reaches for the ball deflected by Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland (26) from Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates (14) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland #26 of the Washington Redskins
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Cornerback Bashaud Breeland #26 of the Washington Redskins intercepts the ball thrown by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh
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Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Wide receiver Eli Rogers #17 of the Pittsburgh
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Wide receiver Eli Rogers #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers
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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington
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Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins carries the ball against defensive back Ross Cockrell #31 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers
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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh
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Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with teammate wide receiver Eli Rogers #17 after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington
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Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins carries the ball against defensive back Ross Cockrell #31 and strong safety Robert Golden #21 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh
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Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after scoring a second quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes the
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins
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Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins
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Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers
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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks onto the field prior to a game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes the
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Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins
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Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins
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Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at FedExField on September 12, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

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