Halloween night in New Orleans was anything but fun for the Steelers!
“We just never got into any rhythm tonight. This is definitely a gut check for us. We got knocked down a little bit tonight and now it will be interesting to see how we will bounce back.” — Ben, after the game.
From Steelers.com this morning….
Bob Labriola sums out what went right and what went right wrong here.
Mike Prisuta breaks down the game with quotes from Coach Tomlin and the men who played in it here.
You can check out their summary of the game, with comments from both teams here.
You can watch videos from the game here.
And ESPN’s James Walker tries to put it all in perspective in his AFC-North blog:
You didn’t think it would be a cakewalk for Roethlisberger, did you? You didn’t think he would come off his lengthy suspension, run through the entire schedule and avoid all potholes?
You can read his blog here.
Quote of the Pre-Game:
“As a player, I think he’s enjoying the monotony more. That’s natural, that’s human nature. When something is taken away from you, you have a greater appreciation for it once you have the opportunity to get it back. As a person, more than anything, it’s about taking an accounting of where he is and what’s important to him. A lot of times in life, we all get off the mark a little bit, especially when you experience the kind of success that he has. It can be trap door, if you will. He’s really assessing and evaluating – not only what’s important to him, but who he surrounds himself with and how he conducts himself.” — Coach Tomlin on Ben, during an interview with Bob Costas shown prior to the game.
You can see a few photos here.
Final Score: Steelers 10, Saints 20