By ALAN ROBINSON
AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Steelers apparently didn't challenge a
possible touchdown run by Rashard Mendenhall against the Saints
because their assistant coaches stationed in the press box couldn't
see the same replays that were viewed by the millions of fans
watching on TV on Sunday.
On a second down play from the 2 early in the second quarter,
the officials ruled Mendenhall didn't get the ball across the goal
line before being brought down. NBC replays appeared to show the
ball touching the goal line before Mendenhall was tackled, but
coach Mike Tomlin didn't challenge the call.
Mendenhall was tackled for no gain on third down, and the
Steelers settled for Jeff Reed's 19-yard field goal and a 3-0 lead,
rather than the 7-0 lead if Mendenhall had scored. The Saints won
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