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Monday, November 3, 2008
Sloppy start for Pittsburgh

By James Walker

Posted by's James Walker

LANDOVER, Md. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers made a gutsy call by trying an onside kick on the opening kickoff.

The play didn't work, giving the Washington Redskins points.

Then Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a pass tipped and intercepted, leading to more Redskins points.

In the end Pittsburgh's top-rated defense held Washington to field goals and the Redskins have a 6-0 lead less than four minutes into the game.

It's an awful start for the Steelers on the road, but not as bad as it could be considering the circumstances.