Steelers abuzz after quieting RG3
PITTSBURGH — The Steelers watched opponents panic when preparing for Robert Griffin III and vowed not to suffer the same identity crisis.
"We didn't want to get too creative," defensive end Brett Keisel said. "We just wanted to play the way we know how."
Besides, why mess with a good thing?
Wearing throwback jerseys — with horizontal black-and-gold stripes that drew comparisons to everything from prisoners to hulking bumblebees — the Steelers swarmed Washington's precocious star.
Griffin completed just 16 of 34 passes for 177 yards and a score and had 8 yards rushing, finding little room to showcase his talent. But then, the Steelers are 14-1 against rookie quarterbacks since 2004.
And RG3 got little help. The Redskins dropped 10 passes, and the Steelers kept the league's top rushing team under wraps with a season-low 86 yards.