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Redskins Face Steelers In First Pre-Season Home Game

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FedEx Field is seen in this general view during the first half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Landover, Md.
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FedEx Field is seen in this general view during the first half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Landover, Md.

For the first time since their disastrous playoff loss in January, the Redskins return to FedEx Field tonight for their first pre-season home game.

Kick-off is at 8 p.m. as the Redskins face the Pittsburgh Steelers. The first team is expected to play most of the first half, with the offense lead by back-up quarterback Kirk Cousins.

He's starting because Robert Griffin III is being held out of pre-season games as he rehabs from reconstructive knee surgery stemming from a gruesome injury he suffered during the last game at FedEx Field — a 24-14 loss to Seattle in the Wild Card playoff round last season.

For fans attending tonight, this will be the first game under new rules the NFL introduced in the off-season, limiting bags allowed in the stadium. Those bags must be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC, and be no bigger than 12 by 12 inches.

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