First half thoughts on the Steelers-Saints Sunday night battle

I don’t know about Steeler Nation, but I for one feel this team blew a number of opportunities in a first half in which they dominated.

First off, why didn’t Mike Tomlin challenge the 2nd down play inside the two when it appeared that Rashard Mendenhall’s elbow hit the goal line, which should have been a touchdown?! I realize maybe he felt they had a shot to score on third down, but to me, the refs may have given him that score and the team would have led 7-0 instead of 3-0.

Jeff Reed is really starting to concern me. This to me has been his worst season, and while I realize your asking him to hit a 51-yard field goal, in a dome he needs to make that.

The defense is doing exactly what it needs to do. They are making Saints WR’s pay for every catch, and Drew Brees has been on the receiving end of a number of solid hits.

That was an awful call on Hines Ward when Ben tried to squeeze it in to him after the pick. I’ve seen guys like Randy Moss and others push off a lot worse than that. It really put the team behind the 8-ball for the remainder of the drive.

Both teams have 119 yards, and this is looking to be a 13-10 type of game. The Steelers need to be safe with the ball in the 2nd half, and need to make sure they make some plays on offense and they will be fine.

Steelers pull out the 13-10 win.

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