Gone but will never forgotten. R.I.P. Nate
- Aug 13, 1998
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- Anniston, AL
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The New Orleans Saints cemented their new-found status as one of the NFL's most exciting and explosive teams during Sunday's shootout with the Pittsburgh Steelers. And while it is abundantly clear that Sean Payton's troops are also arguably the league's most improved club, the 38-31 defeat to the defending world champion Steelers shows that there is still a whole lot to work on.
New Orleans put forth another prodigious offensive display in this latest contest. The Saints racked up season-bests of 517 yards and 29 first downs, while converting 11-of-17 opportunities on third and fourth down. Unfortunately, those prolific numbers were tempered by a defense that couldn't stop Pittsburgh on the ground or come up with a big play, plus a few damaging turnovers which helped turn the tide in the narrow defeat.
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