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- Sep 30, 2004
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By Ed Stanton/Louisiana Sports Buzz
"We had three turnovers, and that can´t happen. The defense gave up a couple of big plays, and that can´t happen. Special teams gave them good field position. and that can´t happen. If we eliminate one of those, we should have been able to fight back." ---Saints quarterback Drew Brees
The Saints turned the ball over three times on Sunday and fell to the defending Super Bowl champions Steelers 38-31 at Pittsburgh´s Heinz Field. Steelers running machine Willie Harper broke free on runs of 72 and 76 yards and they were too much for the Saints to overcome.
The Steelers (3-6) quickly opened a 14-0 lead on Ben Roethlisberger´s touchdown passes to Hines Ward and Heath Miller, but the Saints (6-3) rallied to a 17-14 lead on Reggie Bush´s 15-yard touchdown run on a double reverse with Bush tumbling over safety Ryan Clark to reach the end zone. Clark is a Marrero native who played at LSU and recovered Bush´s fumble in the third quarter and Terrance Copper´s in the final period that ended the game for the Saints. He also had seven tackles.
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