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Already leading 14-0, the Steelers had an opportunity to stack points and make their improbable win on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers even more likely if they could create further space with a three-score game.
Enter undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges, who would throw his first NFL career touchdown pass on this 3rd-and-8 play from the Chargers 26-yard line.
The Steelers, who received the ball with 43 seconds left in the first quarter, compiled a whopping 9:09 drive which encapsulated 14 plays and 86 yards, including “Duck’s” milestone.
James Conner releases into the flat for a perfect short pass intended to simply continue moving the chains and get the Steelers a first down. However, Conner broke his initial tackle and found space in front of him as he crossed the goal line.
The final result of the drive would put the Steelers up 21-0, and eventually lead to a final score where Pittsburgh came out on top, 24-17.