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Down early by a score of 10-0 to the New York Jets, the Steelers made a switch at the quarterback position, benching Devlin "Duck" Hodges and going back to their second-year passer Mason Rudolph, in order to hopefully spark a stagnant offense and protect the football.
Rudolph was able to orchestrate at least three points as the clock dwindled down before halftime and would get another opportunity to advance the score when T.J. Watt came up with the football on a strip-sack of Jets QB Sam Darnold.
Following an attempted pass for James Washington which resulted in a first down after an illegal contact pentaly, the Steelers had the ball on the Jets 29-yard-line with nine seconds to go in the second quarter.
Mason Rudolph would strike with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Diontae Johnson to knot the score at 10-all at half.
Unfortunately, the Steelers would fall in the end by a final score of 16-10.