The Steelers watched opponents panic when preparing for Robert Griffin III and vowed not to make the same mistake.
Wearing throwback jerseys that made them resemble hulking bumblebees, the Steelers swarmed Washington's young star in a 27-12 victory Sunday.
Griffin threw for only 177 yards and a score and ran for 8 yards. The host Steelers (4-3) improved to 14-1 against rookie quarterbacks since 2004.
"It is very frustrating," Griffin said. "You want to execute plays and have everything work for you, and then you have a day like today when you have almost nothing work for you." The Redskins (3-5) dropped 10 passes.
Broncos 34, Saints 14
Despite Peyton Manning banging his throwing thumb on an opponent's helmet in the second quarter, He passed for 305 yards and three scores for host Denver (4-3) against New Orleans (2-5).
Browns 7, Chargers 6
Rookie Trent Richardson ran for 122 yards, including a 26-yard TD, for the host Browns (2-6). The Chargers (3-4) lost their third straight.
Patriots 45, Rams 7
Tom Brady led touchdown drives on his first five possessions as the Patriots (5-3) crushed the Rams (3-5) in London. New England surpassed 350 yards of total offense for the 17th straight game, breaking a record set by the Rams in 1999-2000.
Colts 19, Titans 13
Andrew Luck threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Vick Ballard 4:49 into overtime as the Colts (4-3) ended a 10-game road losing streak. The Titans are 3-5.
Bears 23, Panthers 22
Aaron Rodgers threw for two scores, and Dezman Moses gave the host Packers (5-3) their first touchdown on a blocked punt in almost 22 years.
Raiders 26, Chiefs 16
Carson Palmer threw for two TDs as the Raiders (3-4) won in Kansas City .