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Steelers vs. Redskins Second Half Open Thread: Steelers offense dominant in taking 20-6 halftime lead

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Steelers offense dominant in taking 20-6 halftime lead

Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

A few certainties through the first 30 minutes of play.

The Steelers receivers are far more athletic than the Redskins' secondary, and Pittsburgh's offense, when not committing penalties, is capable of scoring a lot of points.

The Steelers have left most of their game plan on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's ability to get the ball down the field, and he's doing that at an extraordinary rate. With two touchdown passes in the first half, the Steelers have taken a commanding 20-6 lead over visiting Washington.

Roethlisberger is 16-for-23 for 173 yards and two touchdowns, as the "School Bus" Steelers are walking all over Washington's beleaguered defense.

In the much ballyhooed battle of quarterbacks, Roethlisberger is leading by a significant margin, even factoring in a few drops by Redskins receivers. Robert Griffin III has a touchdown pass to Santana Moss for the Redskins.

The question now is whether the Steelers will keep throwing, given their two-touchdown lead, and the playmaking ability in the Redskins secondary.

Jonathan Dwyer has 61 yards on seven carries, and the Steelers offense has 234 total yards, compared to 103 for the Redskins.