- Aug 17, 2000
- Reaction score
At this stage, the Steelers are pretty much playing for pride. They showed plenty of it in this game, beginning with the performance of Ben Roethlisberger (17of 28 for 264 yards and three touchdowns). Then there was Willie Parker, who tore through the Saints on the ground for 213 yards and two touchdowns. For a change, the Steelers didn't have a turnover. The Saints had three, all fumbles. Yet, a strong showing by Drew Brees (31 of 47 for 398 yards and a touchdown) as well as Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush rushing for a combined 109 yards and three touchdowns kept this game close until the end. The Saints will need to show if they can rebound from a tough loss, although they still don't seem to have a whole lot of competition in the NFC South.