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Steelers vs. Saints


On Halloween night a few blocks from the French Quarter, the Saints' offense might be the most frightful sight in New Orleans. Quarterback Drew Brees has already thrown 10 interceptions this year (he had 11 all last season), and the team is scoring 10.9 fewer points per game than in '09. But running back Reggie Bush, out since Week 2 with a cracked fibula, could return, and the Steelers will be without their best defensive lineman, end Aaron Smith (torn triceps). Look for Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger, who is starting to bond with second-year receiver Mike Wallace, to gash the beat-up New Orleans secondary on deep throws. Until Brees starts making some of the long strikes he made when the Saints were Super, I have little faith in them. Steelers 27, Saints 19