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The Associated Press

METAIRIE, LA. — Coach Sean Payton had warned last week that the Saints were living on "borrowed time," that their pattern of turning the ball over more than they had taken it away would catch up with them.

Three lost fumbles cost New Orleans dearly in Sunday's 38-31 loss at Pittsburgh, but the real irony was that Payton had used the Steelers as the prime example of how turnovers can cause good teams to lose games.

The Steelers (3-6) never lost the ball against the Saints (6-3), and New Orleans' turnover margin now stands at minus-six, among the worst in the NFL.

Payton largely eschewed the opportunity to criticize his players in his weekly media briefing at team headquarters on Monday, instead questioning whether he and his assistants should have done more than talk about the importance of taking care of the ball.

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