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That’s the hope against any quarterback, though. So the most important thing for the Redskins is to limit what the Steelers‘ offense can do on extended plays. Given that Pittsburgh leads the league in third-down conversions (53.8 percent), it’s even more paramount to get to Roethlisberger early.

“He can break tackles, he knows where to go with the football; he doesn’t make very many mistakes,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. “One of the reasons they are doing a good job.”