- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH (11-7) at WASHINGTON (9-8)

Monday, 7:10 p.m. EDT, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 3

SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 42-32-3

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Redskins 27-12, Oct. 28, 2012

AP PRO 32 RANKING - Steelers No. 7, Redskins No. 11

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (16), PASS (3)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (5), PASS (30)

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (20), PASS (11)

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (26) PASS (25)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Redskins CB Josh Norman, both All-Pros, face each other for first time since 2014 when Norman was with Carolina. … Steelers are 10-2 on Monday night under coach Mike Tomlin. … Pittsburgh RB Le’Veon Bell serving first of three-game suspension for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy. … Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams is coming off fourth 1,000-yard rushing season of career. .. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger needs 5 passing yards for 43,000 in career. … Pittsburgh LB James Harrison needs three sacks to pass Jason Gildon (77) for most in franchise history. … With Ladarius Green (ankle) out six weeks, second-year pro Jesse James starts at TE for Steelers. … Steelers DE Cameron Heyward has at least seven sacks in three consecutive seasons. … NT Javon Hargrave could be third rookie to start on Steelers’ defense in 15 years. … Redskins put up 400-plus yards in final three regular-season games last year and fourth in row would be franchise record. … Washington QB Kirk Cousins has thrown 232 regular-season passes at home without interception. … Washington S DeAngelo Hall leads active players with 43 interceptions. … Washington TE Jordan Reed needs 84 receiving yards for 2,000 in career. … Redskins trying to become first back-to-back NFC East champions since Eagles (2001-04) and win consecutive division titles for first time since 1982-84. … Washington hasn’t won season opener on Monday night since 1993. … Cousins will face Pittsburgh for first time. … Ziggy Hood, 2009 Steelers first-round pick, will start at DE for Redskins. … Shawn Lauvao will start at LG for Washington after beating Spencer Long in preseason competition. … Fantasy Tip: Redskins WR DeSean Jackson had standout training camp and preseason, is beginning contract year and facing re-made Steelers secondary.

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