It was the second three-pointer of the night by the former University of Virginia star, and the fourth by a Steelers’ place-kicker in the game. All-pro Jeff Reed also booted a pair, as the Steelers improved to 2-1.
Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 8-of-12 passes for 87 yards, and led the game-winning drive.
Backup Charlie Batch went 8-for-9 for 76 yards.
Washington got a major scare when starting quarterback Jason Campbell suffered a bruised left knee after Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel delivered a low shot in the first quarter. Campbell left the game and did not return.