Hodges wins first NFL game, as Steelers defeat Chargers in 2019 contest

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Pittsburgh Steelers already had the game out of reach before the Los Angeles Chargers started to come back. The Chargers ran out of time in their last ditch effort in the final moments of the game.

The Steelers defeated the Chargers, 24-17, at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. There were 25,425 fans in attendance.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner carries the ball against the Baltimore Ravens
James Conner carries the ball against the Baltimore Ravens (Getty Images)

With the win, the Steelers improved to 2-4 on the season. In addition, they are now 1-2 on the road this season.

The Chargers fell to 2-4 on the season, as well. However, they are just 1-3 at home this season.

Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges went 15 of 20 for 132 yards. He threw one touchdown and one interception.

Benny Snell Jr. had 17 carries for 75 yards. James Conner had 16 carries for 41 yards and a touchdown.

Conner also had seven receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers went 26 of 44 for 320 yards. He threw two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Melvin Gordon had eight carries for 18 yards.

Hunter Henry — who returned to the lineup after missing approximately a month with an injury in the season-opener — had eight receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Williams had five receptions for 72 yards. Jason Moore also had two receptions for 43 yards.

Keenan Allen had two receptions for 33 yards. Gordon also had two receptions for 30 yards.

The Chargers scored 17 points in the second half. Rivers hit Henry for a five-yard touchdown reception.

Rivers also connected with Henry for an 11-yard touchdown reception. Chase McLaughlin also made a 38-yard field goal.

The Steelers scored three points in the second half. Chris Boswell made a 20-yard field goal.

Pittsburgh had 21 first half points. Hodges hit Conner for a 26-yard touchdown reception.

Conner also scored on a 12-yard rushing touchdown. Rookie Devin Bush also scored on a nine-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

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