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10-31-2010, 07:24 AM
Breaking down Steelers vs. Saints
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/print_706963.html
By Mark Kaboly
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, October 31, 2010

3 reasons why the steelers will win

1) Ben Roethlisberger It will be Roethlisberger's first chance to be seen through the national eye in good light and do not think that's not a motivating factor.

2) Steelers' secondary The secondary is extremely confident especially after shutting down Brandon Marshall last week. The unit is going to be tested by the Saints' plethora of receivers.

3) Mike Wallace Wallace continues to show that receivers can't cover him down the field. Wallace has 11 catches of 40 yards or more over his career including six already this year.

3 reasons why the steelers will lose

1) Drew Brees Brees threw four interceptions in a loss against Cleveland (of all teams) a week ago. Odds tell you that Brees isn't going to have back-to-back stinkers.

2) Road weary The Steelers already have made trips to Tampa, Nashville and Miami. All the travel is going to eventually catch up with them.

3) History The Steelers never have done very well at all against the defending Super Bowl champion. They are 4-14 lifetime against the previous year's Super Bowl winner.

Mark Kaboly can be reached at mkaboly@dailynewsemail.com or 412-664-9161.