QBs Ru­dolph, Allen im­press; Pan­thers de­feat Steel­ers 25-19

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Ma­son Ru­dolph was all smiles as he stood in the locker room talk­ing about his per­for­mance in the pre­sea­son.

Ru­dolph con­tin­ued to out­per­form Josh Dobbs in the bat­tle for Pitts­burgh’s No. 2 quar­ter­back spot be­hind starter Ben Roeth­lis­berger, com­plet­ing 7 of 11 passes for 125 yards, in­clud­ing a 31-yard touch­down pass to Johnny Holton in Pitts­burgh’s 25-19 pre­sea­son loss to the Carolina Pan­thers on Thurs­day night.

The sec­ond-year quar­ter­back from Ok­la­homa State led three drives re­sult­ing in a touch­down, field goal and a missed field goal to give the Steel­ers a 16-10 half­time lead.

Dobbs started, but both of his pos­ses­sions came up empty and he fin­ished 3 of 5 for 21 yards for the Steel­ers (3-1).

Kyle Allen ap­pears to have locked down Carolina’s No. 2 job be­hind Cam New­ton.

Allen started three pre­sea­son games for Carolina and bounced back from a sub­par per­for­mance last week against the Pa­tri­ots. Allen looked sharp in his only drive, com­plet­ing 4 of 6 passes for 41 yards while show­ing good pocket pres­ence, es­cap­ing pres­sure on one play by slip­ping out of the back­field for a 13-yard run and a first down.

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