Plays of the Year: Mason Rudolph deep touchdown pass ties game at halftime | Steel City Underground

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson
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Steel City Underground presents "Plays of the Year" featuring the tops runs, catches, hits and everything else in-between from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season.

It was a short-lived redemption for Mason Rudolph, who had been benched four weeks earlier, but received another chance to show his potential in the Steelers Week 16 road game against the New York Jets.

Down early by a score of 10-0 and fighting for a playoff spot, the Steelers made another switch at the quarterback position. They benched Devlin "Duck" Hodges, who became the starter after they had benched Rudolph in Week 12 against the Bengals – Pittsburgh went back to their second-year passer, 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, and all but be eliminated from postseason contention for the 2019 season.





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