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The Steelers Have Benched QB Mason Rudolph

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph walks onto the field.

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 14: Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 14, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

November has been a rough month for Mason Rudolph. First, he got his helmet swung at him by an angry Myles Garrett. Now, he's been benched.

The Steelers pulled the plug on Rudolph in the second half of today's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Rudolph was just 8-for-16 for 85 yards and an interception before getting pulled.

Devlin Hodges replaced Rudolph.

Sure enough, what did Hodges do as soon as he got in? Connect with James Washington on a 79-yard touchdown pass. That's the second career touchdown pass for the rookie out of Samford.

Pittsburgh leads the lowly Bengals 10-7 now in the third quarter. If the Steelers hold on and win, you have to think Hodges has a good chance at starting next week.

We'll see how the rest of the afternoon goes.