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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by foreverfan We never lost to Pittsburg but it was a great game. NFL 2018-19 Week 16 Steelers -- Saints Condensed Game - YouTube That game is what convinced me we had serious issues. We were blowing Pittsburgh ...

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Old 06-25-2019, 05:17 PM   #11
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We never lost to Pittsburg but it was a great game.

NFL 2018-19 Week 16 Steelers -- Saints Condensed Game - YouTube
That game is what convinced me we had serious issues.

We were blowing Pittsburgh out in the first half... then in the second half, it was like someone turned off the power switch and they couldn't get a first down. It took the defense getting a huge 4th down stop and multiple turnovers to keep us in that game... and yet we still needed an egregious PI call on Joe Haden to barely get that last TD.

I give the Steelers credit for their defensive adjustments that night cause whatever they did, it halted us in the second half, when it looked like we were going to roll them early on. (BTW cool stat - we own Tomlin's Steelers. Have not lost to them since 2006 which was his first year. 3-0 vs them since then.)

The NFC title game went eerily similar to this. We had many chances to blow the Rams out but piddled around in the second half, letting them hang around in the game long enough to tie it.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:23 PM   #12
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As long as there is balance. In past years when our defense would have a stellar game our offense would wind up crapping the bed. Iím happy to say that now I am almost as excited to see the defense on the field as I am the offense.
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:07 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by CHA_CHING View Post
That game is what convinced me we had serious issues.

We were blowing Pittsburgh out in the first half... then in the second half, it was like someone turned off the power switch and they couldn't get a first down. It took the defense getting a huge 4th down stop and multiple turnovers to keep us in that game... and yet we still needed an egregious PI call on Joe Haden to barely get that last TD.

I give the Steelers credit for their defensive adjustments that night cause whatever they did, it halted us in the second half, when it looked like we were going to roll them early on. (BTW cool stat - we own Tomlin's Steelers. Have not lost to them since 2006 which was his first year. 3-0 vs them since then.)

The NFC title game went eerily similar to this. We had many chances to blow the Rams out but piddled around in the second half, letting them hang around in the game long enough to tie it.
His first year was 2007. So we haven't lost to his Steelers period.
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:08 PM   #14
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Our defense should be fine, but I am concerned some about the offense, especially the OL and our C position without Unger.
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:56 AM   #15
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The Saints were an AK catch and run to go up by 3 points at the end of the first half. Not exactly a "Blow Out"
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:38 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by WillSaints81 View Post
His first year was 2007. So we haven't lost to his Steelers period.
Thank you for the correction, appreciate it.

Most overrated coach in the AFC. If he didn't have that SB with a stacked team built by Cowher, he'd be the AFC's Jason Garrett. Feels great owning Tomlin.
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