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NFL Week 10 Game Recap: Pittsburgh Steelers 20, New Orleans Saints 10

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Arthur Maulet (35) celebrates a defensive play with his teammates as they play the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

In a back-and-forth game, the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to defend their home field against the visiting New Orleans Saints, winning by a score of 20-10. With that result, the Steelers advance to 3-6 on the season, while the Saints drop to 3-7.

Offensive spotlight: It has been a bit of a struggle for Steelers running back Najee Harris to get things going this season. He hasn’t had a 100-yard game this year, and though he didn’t reach that benchmark against the Saints, he recorded a season high in rushing yards, with 99 on 20 carries. Harris had two explosive runs of 10 or more yards with a 5.0-yard average per carry.

Defensive spotlight: Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss was the team's highest-graded defender on first review. He recorded an initial 76.8 defensive grade with a 77.1 run-defense grade. That came after two solo stops in run defense and one sack with two pressures as a pass-rusher.

Rookie spotlight: Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett didn’t have an outstanding day on the stat sheet, but he was solid enough to get his team a good win. He finished 18-of-30 for 199 passing yards and a 58.1% adjusted completion percentage.

Offensive line spotlight: The Steelers had four of the top-graded offensive linemen in this game on first review: Dan Moore Jr. (75.0), Mason Cole (68.6), Kevin Dotson (67.2) and Chukwuma Okorafor (67.0). Those four let up one sack on the day with just nine total pressures among them.

Box Score

Passing
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Andy Dalton 9.06 17 / 27 174 6.4 1 2
Taysom Hill 0.1 0 / 1 0 0 0 0
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Kenny Pickett 19.06 18 / 30 199 6.6 0 0
Rushing
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Andy Dalton 9.06 3 1 0.3 0 1
Alvin Kamara 7.5 8 26 3.2 0 14
Jordan Howard 0.1 1 1 1 0 1
Taysom Hill 0.1 3 1 0.3 0 1
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Kenny Pickett 19.06 8 51 6.4 1 23
George Pickens 14.5 2 23 11.5 1 22
Jaylen Warren 10.7 9 37 4.1 0 21
Najee Harris 9.9 20 99 5 0 36
Steven Sims 2.7 2 2 1 0 3
Derek Watt 0.5 2 5 2.5 0 3
Receiving
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Juwan Johnson 15.4 7 5 44 6.3 1
Alvin Kamara 7.5 4 3 19 4.8 0
Chris Olave 7 5 3 40 8 0
Jarvis Landry 6.7 6 3 37 6.2 0
Adam Trautman 4.2 3 2 22 7.3 0
Rashid Shaheed 2.2 1 1 12 12 0
Kevin White 0 2 0 0 0 0
Pittsburgh Steelers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
George Pickens 14.5 4 3 32 8 0
Jaylen Warren 10.7 3 3 40 13.3 0
Diontae Johnson 10.3 5 4 63 12.6 0
Najee Harris 9.9 1 0 0 0 0
Pat Freiermuth 7.6 7 4 36 5.1 0
Connor Heyward 2.9 2 2 9 4.5 0
Steven Sims 2.7 2 1 15 7.5 0
Gunner Olszewski 1.4 1 1 4 4 0
Zach Gentry 0 1 0 0 0 0

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