Pittsburgh was down 7-3 after the first drive in the third quarter when Rudolph was benched. It didn't take long for Hodges to make his mark on the game as he found James Washington for a 79-yard catch-and-run touchdown. That score marked the Steelers' first TD of the game and they added two field goals in the fourth quarter to hold on for the win.
"I may have already made it as I stand up here right now," Tomlin said. "I'm just not going to share it with you guys."
The switch at quarterback didn't come as a surprise. Rudolph finished the day 8-of-16 for 85 yards with one interception and a passer rating of 39.8. Hodges went 5-of-11 for 118 yards and the TD in relief duty.