Pitt Stadium - Sonny Jurgensen threw two 80-yard touchdown passes in the second quarter to lead the Redskins past the Steelers. The defense did its part by picking off four passes to help shut out Pittsburgh.
Sam Huff blocked a field goal attempt to set off the Skinsí first scoring drive from their own 36. J. W. Lockett carried once and then found a nice block by tackle Riley Mattson to help gain 20 yards on a screen pass. A few twisting Charley Taylor runs got them to the Steeler 24. A few plays later, from the three, Taylor zipped into the end zone for a 7-0 lead.
In the second quarter, a missed field goal gave Washington possession at its own 20 and this time they got it done in a hurry. The line gave Jurgensen all day to throw and speedy receiver Angelo Coia beat one on one coverage and was wide open at the Steeler 35. He caught Jurgensen's pass on his fingertips in stride and glided in for the touchdown. The point after was blocked, so the Washington lead was 13-0.
About eight minutes later there was, ho-hum, another 80-yard TD pass by Jurgensen. This one also followed a missed field goal. The quarterback sent Coia on the same rout and snuck in Taylor behind him. This time Jurgensen went short to Taylor, who wrestled the ball away from Brady Keys, the victim of the bomb to Coia. In fact, Keys fell to the ground after being outfought for the ball and Taylor flew downfield to complete the play. This time, Jim Martin's point after was good and it was 20-0 at the half.
Johnny Sample scored one for the defense on a 15-yard interception return in the third quarter and Martin's 31-yard field goal later in the period closed out the scoring.