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Steelers Vs. Saints: Antwaan Randle El Narrowly Misses Touchdown, Steelers Settle For Field Goal

The Steelers nearly scored the first touchdown of the game early in the second quarter, as Ben Roethlisberger completed a pass to Antwaan Randle El, who was tackled very close to the goal line. The play was initially ruled a TD, but the Saints’ challenge was (correctly, in my view) upheld, and the ball was spotted about an inch from the goal line. The Steelers then took three chances with running plays but failed to score, and settled instead for a Jeff Reed chip shot. 3-0 Steelers, but it would have been great if they had picked up the touchdown. The Saints now have the ball with about nine minutes left in the half.

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