Pulse Report: Steelers at Redskins

Pulse Report: Steelers at Redskins
August 20, 2013, 10:15 am
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Here are some of the highlights from the Redskins' 24-13 victory over the Steelers:

Before the game, players tweeted their excitement about being back in front of a home crowd at FedEx Field and Robert Griffin III openly embraced his role of coaching from the sidelines:

There was a lot to look for last night, from the rookies at running back to putting together a well-rounded defensive performance. Here's what you guys said you were looking for:

The atmosphere at FedEx field was electric as the Skins got off to a strong start on both sides of the ball:

Ryan Kerrigan got things started with a bang when he put pressure on Big Ben, made a perfect read to knock down the pass, and completed the pick-six with a big dunk through the uprights:

The Redskins started racking up personal fouls early, worrying some fans that this problem would continue on from last season:

With 5:51 to go in the 2nd quarter, Grossman stood strong in the pocket long enough to find Leonard Hankerson, who made an amazing one-handed grab to put the Redskins up 14-3:

Kai Forbath nailed a 38 yard field goal to give the Redskins a 17-6 lead at the half. Overall impressions of the first half were positive, but early penalties put a damper on things:

We asked you to break out the grade books and assess the Redskins' first half performance. Here's how you rated them:

Rookie receiver Skye Dawson provided some excitement on the return game, including a nice 22 yard return that he was oh-so-close to taking all the way:

With 3:21 left to play, Roy Helu, Jr. seals the win for the Redskins with a 30 yard rush right up the middle for a touchdown:

With that, the Redskins walked away with a 24-13 victory over the Steelers.

The final report card from the fans saw passing grades across the board and straight-As for the defense:

The players' reactions mostly mirrored the fans'—a good win but room for improvement: