Key observations of the Seahawks ugly win over the Steelers

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According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Steelers signed former Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch to their practice squad. After two games, the team is a dismal 6-of-23 (26 percent) in converting third downs.

Roethlisberger had complained of arm soreness coming off the Week 1 loss at New England, multiple teammates said Monday.

"He's a natural player, got good feel, can do a lot of stuff", Carroll continued. Rudolph played the whole second half, and he completed 12-of-19 (63.2 percent) for 112 yards, with two touchdowns, one interception, and a rating of 92.4. His first three passes fell incomplete, but he got little help from his receivers, including Donte Moncrief, who had a ideal sideline pass slip through his hands for an interception.

His six-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes with 35 seconds left in the 2008 Super Bowl against Arizona gave the Steelers their sixth title and is considered one of the seminal moment's in the championship game's history.

He scored twice with Rudolph in and you know that tight ends are hard to come by.

"I like some of the things he displayed", Tomlin said of Rudolph.

Despite Sunday being his first action in a regular season game, Rudolph told reporters he's "ready to roll" for the rest of the "19 campaign as the Steelers" starter.

The Steelers led 10-7 at the half, thogh, thanks to Chris Boswell's 54-yard field goal.

Rudolph tried to hit JuJu Smith-Schuster on the 2-point conversion attempt, but it was picked off.

Marquise Goodwin went unguarded for a 38-yard touchdown catch on their opening series, and Raheem Mostert turned a screen pass into an easy 39-yard score.

"Regardless of how I think about the play, they made the call", Edmunds said. "What we're going to do here is going to work". Linebacker Vince Williams left in the first quarter (hamstring), while running back James Conner (knee), safety Sean Davis (shoulder) and linebacker Anthony Chickillo (foot) also couldn't return.

"We didn't play the kind of game we'd like to play in the opener", Carroll said. "You could feel them kind of start to get exhausted and wear down, and that helped us out in the second half".

Rudolph might be the future quarterback for the Steelers, and for now he might be the present QB.

Taking all that into account, let's look at who stood out for the Seattle Seahawks in the crucial Week 2 victory. However, Wilson averaged 1.89 seconds per pass against the Steelers. Tomlin said he disagreed with the earlier penalty.

We never want to put too much stock into these situations where a backup quarterback comes in off of the bench, but considering the circumstances, Rudolph looked pretty solid. He registered a sack and two hurries from 23 pass-rushing snaps and finished the game with another three tackles that resulted in a defensive stop.

Which brings us to Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.



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