Sorry this is so late, but I didn't get in until 5 a.m. and I wanted to collect my thoughts before writing them.
I'm sure many fans are lamenting a wasted opportunity of first-and-goal from the 1. I'm sure offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is being lambasted. But Arians didn't miss any blocks at the goal line.
And I liked his play calling a lot better than that of New Orleans in the same situation later in the game.
The Saints, who had absolutely no success running the ball all night, attempted a pass on first down - to an offensive lineman.
They then ran the ball on back-to-back plays for losses.
© The Saints attempted to spread the Steelers out and beat them throwing the ball.
It didn't work all that well.
I know a loss is a loss. But the Saints attempted 44 passes and score 20 points - at home.
The Steelers struggled offensively in a very loud environment with a rookie center making the line calls.
That was a learning experience for Maurkice Pouncey that will pay dividends down the road.
© Brett Keisel should be back this week, which will help the Steelers moving forward. Nick Eason played well in Keisel's absence, but having Keisel in the lineup will help the pass rush.
© Is James Harrison a marked man?
That roughing the passer call on him in the fourth quarter was pretty borderline.