Steelers Steelers Beat Tampa Bay in Preseason Opener Published 1 week ago on August 9, 2019 By Mike Asti 34shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailPITTSBURGH, Pa – With veterans like Ben Roethlisberger, James Conner and Cam Heyward not in uniform for the Steelers’ preseason opener against Tampa Bay on Friday, it was up to the rest of the Steelers to move the team from training camp to actual game action. They did just that as the Steelers earned 30-28 victory over Tampa Bay at Heinz Field. Quarterback Josh Dobbs, who started and stayed in the game until late in the first half, went 5 for 8 for 85 yards. Dobbs also ran for 44 yards after twice deciding to keep the ball himself and scramble around the defense. After a solid effort by Dobbs, it was second-year signal caller Mason Rudolph that was able to complete two touchdown passes. Rudolph hit fellow second-year man James Washington for an eight-yard score late in the first half and then rookie Zach Gentry from three yards out in the third quarter. Rudolph finished 5 of 8 for 91 yards. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges finished the game at quarterback and was 8 of 14 for 79 yards and threw a touchdown to Tevin Jones. Rookie running back Benny Snell received most of the work on the ground, finishing with 26 yards on 13 rush attempts. Chris Boswell shook off the Heinz Field 2018 cobwebs with two successful field goals from 33 and 47 yards out. Rookie backup Matthew Wright connected on a 47-yarder. Pittsburgh will host the Kansas City Chiefs next Saturday, Aug 17. The Steelers and Chiefs preseason game will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network and locally on KDKA-TV. 34shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:Benny SnellfeaturedMason RudolphPittsburgh SteelersSteelers vs. Tampa Bay Up Next From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Don't Miss FINAL: Steelers 30, Tampa 28 Mike Asti Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti manages both Steelers Now and Pittsburgh Sports Live. Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Players, Coaches from around NFL Attend Darryl Drake’s Funeral Steelers All 91: DL Conor Sheehy Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Analysis50 mins ago Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Steelers11 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers11 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers11 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!