Without Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, Saints Will Struggle for Win Against Steelers

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October 30, 2010

The Saints will need a miracle to get the Week 8 win against the 5-1 Steelers.

New Orleans is coming off an embarrassing loss to Cleveland, and Saints quarterback Drew Brees ruined the team’s chances of beating the Browns by throwing four interceptions, two into the hands of defensive lineman David Bowens , who returned both for touchdowns.

Brees will have his hands full with Steelers linebacker James Harrison looking to take him out. The Saints will be hard-pressed to win this game if Brees throws any interceptions against the Steelers defense. Especially because Pittsburgh’s offense can be dominant with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back from suspension.

Another thing that doesn’t lean towards a New Orleans win is that fact that they are hurting. Literally. They have five players that would help the team out drastically, out on the injured list.

Without running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, linebacker Scott Shanle, and cornerbacks Tracey Porter and Jabari Greer in the game, they have some problems. Shanle, Porter and Greer are all questionable for the game, but it doesn’t look too promising.

Bush understands the significance of this game.

“It’s tough because this is such an important game for us,” Bush said. “I was still having some pain and I didn’t feel like I could be 100 percent in what I need to do on the football field.”

If Brees and the Saints play as they did last Sunday, the game will be a blowout.

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