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How Devlin Hodges kept the Steelers in the Browns game despite a slow first half

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The Pittsburgh Steelers got off to a slow start in Week 13, but Devlin Hodges kept them in the game until the end of the second quarter. We break it down in the latest Film Room.

NFL: DEC 01 Browns at Steelers Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Devlin “Duck” Hodges went out against the fifth-ranked pass defense on Sunday and walked out of the game with his second career win in as many games. The game did not start out well with only five offensive plays in the first quarter. During that span and halfway through the second quarter, grumblings out of the Steelers Nation started that he was a Duck out of water.

With the Steelers down 10-0, how does Hodges tie up the game heading into half?

Time to dive into the tape and see how this occurs.

As you saw in the tape, Hodges did have some nice throws and made some good decisions along with accuracy. But he is still making some of the mistakes that he was making back in the Baltimore Ravens game. Feeling the pressure in the pocket which simply is not there is a major issue. On top of that, rolling right into pressure could lead to big problems down the road.

In the first half, he continued to show that the NFL is not too big of a stage for him. Will that continue into the second half?

Drop by tomorrow to find the answer to that...

Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they prepare for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 14 of the 2019 regular season.