Tim Benz, Mark Madden on Steelers win, Penguins hot offense
It’s another edition of “Madden Monday.” This one from Las Vegas as Mark Madden checks in from the road.
We recap the dawn of the “Duck Dynasty” as Devlin “Duck” Hodges gets the win in his NFL starting debut. He and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 on “Sunday Night Football.”
How much did the new quarterback influence the game and will he continue to be the starter moving forward?
I don’t think so. I think the Steelers should give Mason Rudolph a longer look. Let’s see what Mark says.
A lot of positives could be found on defense Sunday. Cam Sutton, Devin Bush and a few of the backups were all excellent. However, injuries are a major story again. Joe Haden, T.J. Watt, James Conner and Stephon Tuitt all got hurt during the game.
Luckily, the Steelers have the bye week coming up. Well, maybe two byes in a row if you don’t count the game against the Miami Dolphins. So Mark and I try to figure out if the Steelers can stay on the fringes of the playoff race.
We also sprinkle in some Penguins talk after they won a third-straight game, this time against the Winnipeg Jets. It’s also the second game in a row with seven goals from the Penguins.
Where is all this offense coming from in the absence of Evgeni Malkin and the other injured forwards?