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Steelers vs. Redskins second half open thread

The Steelers trail the host Redskins 17-6 after a poor first half of play.

Rob Carr

Steelers fans will likely be chanting "it's only the preseason" until they go to sleep tonight.

That may not help.

It was a particularly ugly first half for the Steelers, as they fell behind 17-6 to the host Washington Redskins in a half that saw three turnovers and two more quarters without an offensive touchdown.

The Steelers offensive line appeared to reach new lows, as they were savaged repeatedly by a quality defensive effort from Washington.

Here are the first half stats.

STATS Steelers Redskins
1st Downs 11 8
Passing 1st downs 4 6
Rushing 1st downs 3 1
1st downs from penalties 4 1
3rd down efficiency 0-for-4 1-for-4
4th down efficiency 0-0 0-0
Total Plays 33 20
Total Yards 177 134
Passing 104 115
9-for-13 9-for-12
Yards per pass 8 9.6
Interceptions thrown 1 0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-for-12 1-for-5
Rushing 73 19
Rushing Attempts 18 7
Yards per rush 4.1 2.7
Red Zone (Made-Att) 0-2 1-for-2
Penalties 5-for-65 6-for-62
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles lost 2 1
Interceptions thrown 1 0
Possession 21:26 8:34

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