Steelers’ win streak snapped

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[email protected] — from the Washington Football Team vs. Baltimore Ravens at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. October 4, 2020 (All-Pro Reels Photography)

Nick Carbone, Staff Writer

Washington might not have a mascot or an official logo, but they do have something that no other football team has, a win over the Steelers this season.

After being up 14-3 at the half, the Steelers yielded to a relentless Washington Football Team 23-17. The game was played on a frigid day in Pittsburgh. Washington’s defense played outstanding to upset the undefeated Steelers.

Washington held the Steelers to only 21 rushing yards the entire game. Although Pittsburgh isn’t a rushing team, they tend to pass the ball. The Football Team also held the Steelers to only 17 points. When the Steelers needed a touchdown in the final seconds of the game, Jon Bostic got the interception to seal the deal.

Washington also had some help from Alex Smith. Smith threw for 296 yards and went 31-46 passing. He had one touchdown to his outstanding tight-end Logan Thomas. Thomas had nine receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown.

Running back J.D. McKissic stepped in while starting back Antonio Gibson had a toe injury. McKissic played his role very well by having 10 receptions for 70 yards.

It looked like the Steelers were going to win this game at halftime, but key injuries in the defense were brutal for them.

Defensive captain Robert Spillane went down in the second half with a knee injury, he is expected to miss a few weeks. Also, star cornerback Joe Haden went down in the second half with a concussion.

After these injuries, Washington took advantage and started scoring and driving down the field every possession. They ended up upsetting the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.

It doesn’t get any easier for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have to travel to Buffalo to play the Bills on Sunday night.

The Buffalo Bills just came off a great team win on Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers 34-24. Let’s see if the Steelers will bounce back and beat this playoff-contending team in Buffalo.

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