NEW KID DOES IT
Rudolph guides reeling Steelers to first win of the season
Quarterback Mason Rudolph seemingly came into his own Monday, passing for 229 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers past the visiting Cincinnati Bengals 27-3.
The win elevated the Steelers from winless to within a game of first place in the AFC North at 1-3.
The Bengals fell to 0-4 under first-year coach Zac Taylor.
Rudolph, in his second start since future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sustained a season-ending elbow injury, completed 24 of 28 passing.
He threw TD strikes of James Conner, who amassed 125 total yards, and Diontae Johnson.
Pittsburgh’s Jalen Samuels rushed for a touchdown.
An early Randy Bullock field goal accounted for the Bengals’ scoring.
Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, still without top receiver A.J. Green (ankle), finished 21 of 37 for 171 passing yards with an interception and was sacked eight times — with Cam Heyward credited with 2 1/2 sacks.
Steelers QB Mason Rudolph throws a 21-yard TD pass to James Conner during last night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.