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NFL: Pittsburgh 20, New Orleans 7 (exh.)

Aug. 6, 2007 at 12:05 AM   |   Comments

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh backup quarterback Brian St. Pierre passed for 129 yards and a touchdown Sunday as the Steelers beat New Orleans 20-7 in the Hall of Fame game.

Starting signal caller Ben Roethlisberger, in limited action, completed a 55-yard pass to Cedrick Wilson on Pittsburgh's opening possession that led to a four-yard Najeh Davenport touchdown.

The exhibition game marked the Steelers sideline debut for Coach Mike Tomlin, the former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator who took over for Bill Cowher.

The Steelers come off an 8-8 season the year after the team's first Super Bowl title in 26 years.

New Orleans' first-team offense struggled, as Drew Brees completed just one of six pass attempts for six yards.

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