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Steelers QB Mason Rudolph admits he would’ve ‘booed’ if he watched his performance vs. Dolphins

The Pittsburgh Steelers grabbed a much-needed win over the winless Miami Dolphins on Monday night. However, it was a game that didn’t start in a promising manner.

Second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph struggled to start the game as the Steelers’ first two possessions were turnovers, while the third was a punt that put them in a 14-0 hole by the time they had the ball again. Following the contest, Rudolph voiced that he would have booed himself as well, given how poor the team was playing offensively. (h/t Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk)


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“I would’ve booed that performance too. We were coming out slow. This is the Pittsburgh Steelers. There’s a standard here,” Rudolph said, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.

Despite these early-game woes, Rudolph and the Steelers were able to turn things around as the game progressed. He led the team to outscore the 27-0 the rest of the way as he finished completing 20-of-36 passes for 251 yards with two touchdowns to an interception.


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It wasn’t the cleanest performance by any means, but he did enough to push the Steelers to their second straight win in his first game back. Pittsburgh was able to lean on a strong outing from Pro Bowl running back James Conner as he had 145 rushing yards with a touchdown.

The Steelers are in a tight spot with a difficult path back to competing for the playoffs, but the back-to-back wins have given them some hope in that regard. Only time will tell how things will unfold over the second half of the season.

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