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New sod creates problems during rain-soaked MNF game

Updated: November 28, 2007, 12:42 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Dolphins and Steelers rolled around in the muck and mire for more than 59 minutes without scoring, resembling a bunch of school kids playing a pickup game in a muddy backyard.

Running and passing plays appeared to be going in slow motion. Punting was difficult, kicking was nearly impossible. Players sunk ankle deep at times into the swamp-like field, and one punt nearly disappeared as it struck nose-first into the brand new turf, burrowing itself like a golf ball.

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