The Pittsburgh Steelers benched Mason Rudolph for poor play during their 16-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
The quarterback completed just 8-of-16 pass attempts for 85 yards and ended the Steelers' second drive with an interception in the red zone.
Mike Tomlin gave Rudolph one drive into the second half to get things righted, but Rudolph took a sack and underthrew a wobbly pass to seal his fate. Devlin Hodges was under center on Pittsburgh's next drive.
"Just felt like our offense needed a spark," Tomlin said. "Mason wasn't doing enough; Duck came in and provided us with a spark, made a couple plays. We'll see what next week holds, next week. But I like the contributions of Duck; I like his readiness; I appreciate the efforts of Mason and also appreciate the support of Mason after we made the change."
Tomlin declined to disclose the quarterback plan going forward.