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QB Mason Rudolph sparks Steelers' rout of Bengals

PITTSBURGH -- After weeks of quarterback controversy, the Pittsburgh Steelers found stability -- and success -- behind Mason Rudolph in a 34-11 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Rudolph, who started the season third on the Steelers' QB depth chart, restored confidence in a faltering Steelers offense that's been missing starter Kenny Pickett since he suffered a right ankle injury on Dec. 3.

Pittsburgh (8-7) jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first half and the Bengals (8-7) weren't ever within striking distance. The loss is a huge blow to Cincinnati's playoff chase, dropping its chances to 14%.