Pittsburgh – The Pittsburgh Steelers could not find the end zone on four plays from the 1-yard line on Monday, but took it James washington Only one play from the 50-yard line to get there on the next drive.
Starting their sixth drive of the evening from midfield, the Steelers found the final zone as the quarterback for the second time Ben Rothlisberger Threw a pass to Washington. The third-year receiver quickly took a break in his run and the remainder in the final zone for a 50-yard score to give the Steelers a 14–0 lead late in the second quarter.
According to ESPN statistics and information research, Washington gained 42 yards after being exposed to catches, fourth on any touchdown reception and the most by a Steeler.
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Earlier in the week, Rothlisberger lobbied for Washington to hit the ground as he made a significant catch in traffic against the Baltimore Ravens for Wednesday’s win.
“When you give a man a chance to make a play and he makes it, and he finishes it, that man should keep getting the opportunity,” Rothlisberger said of Washington. “I think he will continue to get opportunities, as he should, because he puts in the work, time, conditioning, mental aspect of it. He deserves to get more on the field, and I think we’ll see him . “
A member of a crowded venue group, Washington has three touchdowns and 263 yards on 23 receptions this season.
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