As they took the ball in the 2nd half, the Saints ran eight plays from within the ten-yard line, including two plays from the one. They would end up settling for a field goal to take the leads 6-3 with 8:45 left in the third.
The storyline of the game is now clear. The Saints will bend the Steeler defense to the brink. But Pittsburgh will not break. And if the Saints want to put this game away, they’re going to have to find a way to do it.