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Old 02-21-2010, 06:35 PM   #141

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2010 NFL Kickoff Week 1 - Game Report

New Orleans Saints (0-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0)

Thomas intercepts the game, Steelers slide to a close victory

Earl Thomas picked off a Drew Brees interception and ran it back 101 yards to put the Steelers up 14-3

Box Score
- 03 - 03 - 07 - 07- 13

- 14 - 03 - 03 - 00- 20


It was over when...
With 1:23 left in the 4th Quarter trailing 13-20 on the Steelers 19 yard line on fourth and goal Pierre Thomas was stopped just short of the first down to give the Steelers the first win of the 2010 season.

Game Ball
Rookie Earl Thomas on third down in the endzone picked off Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees and ran it back 101 yards to put the Steelers up 14-3 by the end of the first Quarter. The Steelers Cornerbacks had problems all year long last year with Interceptions. Earl Thomas might be the jigsaw to solve the puzzle.

Key Stat
On the First play of the game for the Steelers Rashard Mendenhall broke a 32 yard run, he ended up with 100 yards on 16 attempts and Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed all his passes for a touchdown in the first half.

Steelers Quarterback did not throw much, but out of the 21 throws he completed 15 times for 194 yards a touchdown and a interception. Earl Thomas was Named NFL Week 1 Defensive Player of the Week for his 4 tackles and a 101 returned for a touchdown interception.

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