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Steelers’ James Washington stiff arms his way to 79-yard TD

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Down 7-3 to the winless Cincinnati Bengals in the third quarter on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers benched quarterback Mason Rudolph in favor of Devlin Hodges.

This came after Rudolph connected on just 8-of-16 passes for 85 yards with an interception. It also comes after the second-year quarterback has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Like clockwork, Hodges hit James Washington on a 79-yard touchdown in his first possession of the game. Check out Washington stiff-arming his way through the Bengals’ defense for the career-long score.

Bengals corner B.W. Webb was legitimately treated like roadkill by Washington here. Check out him falling backwards and eating turf as Pittsburgh’s young receiver trekked into the end zone.

What a brilliant play by both Hodges and Washington to put Pittsburgh up.