This was the game that the Saints needed, a big game against a good team that would fire the crowd and the team up because, let’s face it, Sunday afternoon games against the Cleveland Browns just aren’t the same as Sunday night games against the famed Pittsburgh Steelers.
In what was probably the best performance by the team this season, the defense routed the Steelers offensive unit while the Saints’ offensive made enough plays to give the Who Dats a 20-10 victory.
Without their two starting cornerbacks, the defense had a goal line stand which forced the Steelers to kick a 19 yard field goal and confused Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers all night.
Meanwhile, the offensive unit, which was still missing their two best running backs, Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, got into the endzone twice on touchdown passes from Drew Brees to Marques Colston and Lance Moore.
Garrett Hartley also kicked two field goals.
"The loudest place I’ve ever played, said Roethlisberger of the Superdome which was filled with a rowdy crowd who cheered from start to finish."
With a number of 17,777 in costume, a Guinness Book of World Record representative was able to confirm that the record for The Largest Halloween Gathering had been smashed into smithereens.
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