The Steelers offense moved well in the first half, picking up 234 yards and and scoring on four of their five drives.
Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdowns, a 1-yarder to Leonard Pope and a 7-yarder to Heath Miller, in the first half. Pittsburgh added a pair of field goals by Shaun Suisham, from 48 and 27 yards.
Washington got on the board by going for it on fourth and goal, with Robert Griffin III hit Santana Moss in tight coverage for a 2-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter. Kai Forbath's extra point was blocked, making the score 10-6 Pittsburgh at the time.
The Steelers defense held Griffin III to 5 for 13 for 58 yards. The Washington offense only gained 106 yards in the first half.
Roethlisberger completed 16 of 23 passes for 173 yards in the first half. Jonathan Dwyer is once again leading the Steelers' rushing attack, carrying seven times for 61 yards.
Washington will receive the ball to begin the second half.