8:20 PM ET, October 31, 2010
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
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• The Saints defense held the Steelers to 279 total yards and has held its last five opponents to under 300 total yards.
• Ben Roethlisberger (20,056) became the second quarterback in franchise history with 20,000 passing yards. Terry Bradshaw is the other with 27,989 career passing yards.
• The Steelers defense forced two takeaways and has forced two-plus turnovers in six straight games. On the season, Pittsburgh has 19 takeaways (22 total last season).
• Drew Brees has completed 71 passes in his last two games. That's the most in any two-game span in his career.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
An official for Guinness World Records who attended the game counted at least 17,777 fans wearing costumes in the Superdome, making the game the largest recorded Halloween gathering. ... Saints CB Patrick Robinson left the game with a right ankle injury. RB Chris Ivory left in the first half, but the Saints did not disclose his injury. ... The Saints also played without starting cornerbacks Tracy Porter (left knee) and Jabari Greer (left shoulder), while the Steelers played without staring DEs Aaron Smith (triceps) and Brett Keisel (left hamstring).
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.4||4.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-1||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||9:12||Jeff Reed 19 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 43 yds, 6:11
|FG||0:12||Garrett Hartley 31 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 46 yds, 1:03
|FG||8:28||Garrett Hartley 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 51 yds, 6:36
|TD||13:00||Marques Colston 16 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 59 yds, 6:13
|TD||10:56||Rashard Mendenhall 38 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 68 yds, 2:07
|TD||2:42||Lance Moore 8 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 55 yds, 3:47