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Was Devlin Hodges as bad vs. the Bills in the second half as his three interceptions suggest?

We continue our analysis of Duck Hodges’ performance vs. the Buffalo Bills in Week 15.

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Devlin Hodges entered the second half of the Buffalo Bills game with an anemic first half where he threw for a mere 43 yards on 11 attempts. The second half was marred with three disastrous turnovers. All three of the interceptions occurred in Buffalo territory. The Bills have a top-five pass defense, but where Hodges was being picked off because of poor passes or decisions? The interceptions were not “wow” plays.

Hodges was 18/25 for 159 yards, three interceptions and one touchdown in the second half. But like the first half, the Steelers only scored on one drive. Hodges killed three others with his costly turnovers. What led to those turnovers and what worked well? Let’s get to the tape and find out.

Footwork and ball placement hurt Hodges throughout the game. Not laying everything on Hodge’s shoulders as the offensive line can be blamed for four sacks, nine hurries, and three quarterback hits.

Should Hodges be on a leash during the New York Jets game? If so, how long should that leash be? We are talking about keeping the Steelers’ playoff hopes alive after all. That is one aspect I answer at the end of the video. As you know my view, share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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