Steelers HC Mike Tomlin names starting QB for Week 13 vs. Browns


Pittsburgh was wise to make the move because watching Rudolph play with so little confidence last week was a warning of just how bad things could be for him if he faced the Browns again in just three weeks.

Mason Rudolph escaped suspension for his role in the Week 11 brawl in Cleveland, but the Steelers QB suffered some karmic retribution.

The Steelers pulled the plug on Rudolph in the second half of today's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

When he was in the game, Rudolph completed eight of 16 passes for 85 yards and an interception.

Rudolph took for the injured Ben Roethlisberger in a 28-26 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 and has passed for 1,551 yards with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions, coming into Sunday's game with rough 35.0 quarterback rating. First, he got his helmet swung at him by an angry Myles Garrett.

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In the process, the team went to rookie passer Ryan Finley.

"Just felt like our offense needed a spark", Tomlin told reporters after Pittsburgh sealed a 16-10 comeback win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Tomlin refused to disclose the depth chart of the quarterbacks moving forward and who would be starting next week as the Steelers face off against the Cleveland Browns again, this time on their home turf.