The first Monday night game of the new season happens in the nation’s capital a day after the 15th anniversary of 9/11, with the Washington Redskins hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers. Washington is looking for a big year out of Kirk Cousins while Pittsburgh had to find a way to survive with LeVeon Bell for the first three weeks and getting Ben Roethlisberger the protection he needs to be successful. It leads to an interesting game. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Steelers still have their great defense and now have a dangerous pass game with Big Ben and Antonio Brown. This is a game where that pass game will be needed early and often against Washington. If Brown can have another game like he did all year in 2015, it’s going to be very difficult for them to be beat. This is a Pittsburgh team that is going to be under the national spotlight a ton in 2016 and starting with a win in this game would be a great start to their season. Look for a big game from DeAngelo Williams with Bell being out.
Washington had to be happy with their playoff performance last season after going 9-7. They will have to be better in 2016 to make the playoffs again. The rushing game must improve with Matt Jones serving now as the lead running back and the defense will have to step it up. This will be a big challenge against the Steelers but it is a chance for the Redskins to prove that adding Josh Norman was a great idea and he will likely be on Brown all night long shadowing his every move. If the Redskins can slow the pass game, this is a game that they can win.
What time is the Redskins vs. Steelers game?
The Redskins vs. Steelers game will begin at 7:10 P.M. EST/6:10 P.M. CST.
What date and channel will the Redskins vs. Steelers game be on?
The Redskins vs. Steelers game will be played on Monday, September 12 and can be seen on ESPN.