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Steelers News: So just how good was Devlin Hodges vs. the Chargers in Week 6?

Time to check on the latest news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 7 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares to rest and recover during their bye week we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the next game starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at Devlin Hodges’ night in Los Angeles vs. the Chargers, and answer the question: How good was he?

Let’s get to the news:

  • Devlin Hodges won the game in Week 7 vs. the Chargers, but did he really “win” the game? Let’s take a look at his overall night.

Reliving Devlin Hodges’ night: Highlights of every pass he threw vs. Chargers

By: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Staff

Still having a hard time believing an undrafted rookie quarterback won his NFL debut?

It seemed unlikely that Devlin Hodges would lead the Steelers past the Los Angeles Chargers.

But Hodges, the Samford standout who graduated as the all-time leading passer in FCS history, completed 15 of 20 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown and one interception in the Steelers’ 24-17 victory Sunday night.

Here is a rundown of every pass Hodges threw.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • Want a winning formula? Just run the rock.

Wanna win? Just hand it to Conner, Snell

By: Hunter Homistek, DKPittsburghSports

“We have to do a better job with running the football and we have to stop the other team from running the football on us.”

That wasn’t Mike Tomlin in his post-game press conference following the Steelers’ 24-17 win over the Chargers Sunday night at Dignity Health Sports Park. That was the other head coach in this one, Anthony Lynn, highlighting the importance of a strong running attack in his opening statement.

But, man, does that sentiment hit home for anybody following this Steelers team all year or what? James Conner’s struggled, entering Sunday night’s game with just 194 yards on 3.3 yards-per-carry. Jaylen Samuels had seen spotty action at best and is now out for a month. Benny Snell is untested and raw as a rookie.

And the entire offensive line?

They just weren’t creating lanes. They weren’t winning their battles or executing their assignments. The dominant force the Steelers enjoyed in years past was nowhere to be found. It all added up to just 67 team rushing yards per game entering this one and a lousy 1-4 record as a result.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

  • The Steelers’ Week 7 game in Los Angeles was essentially a home game, and that isn’t an exaggeration.

Home game in Cali? That’s Steelers Nation

By: Hunter Homistek, DKPittsburghSports

At one point during the Steelers’ 24-17 win over the Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park, I closed my eyes and inhaled, soaking in the reverberating floor boards and a rowdy, raucous chant of “DE-FENSE” emanating from the stands below.

Then, I chuckled. Because we were 2,400 miles from Pittsburgh. And the Chargers had the ball. The crowd was going nuts for the away team.

“It was just awesome to see all the Terrible Towels out there and just seeing them having the support,” James Conner was saying after the game. “It was really a factor in us winning this game.”

Yeah, but that’s Conner. He’s a third-year player from Erie, Pa., who attended Pitt, so he’s quick to embrace this “hometown pull” kinda thing. Let’s ask Ramon Foster, a Tennessee native who has appeared in over 150 career NFL games, instead.

To read the full article, click HERE (Free)

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