Saints vs Steelers Live,The New Orleans Saints have been one of the hottest and strongest teams in the NFL this season. The Pittsburgh Steelers have stayed in the hunt, hoping to close the season strong and make the playoffs. Today’s Sunday matchup featuring the Saints (12-2) vs. Steelers (8-5-1) has plenty of playoff implications, making it must-watch TV for these team’s fans.
Saints vs Steelers Live
When: Sunday at 4:25 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Louisiana
New Orleans will be home for the holidays to greet Pittsburgh on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. New Orleans strut in flaunting some offensive muscle with an average of 32.79 points per game.
It was a close one, but last Monday New Orleans sidestepped Carolina for a 12-9 victory. The success made it back-to-back wins for New Orleans.
Meanwhile, the oddsmakers expected fireworks between Pittsburgh and New England, but their 55.5-point projection wound up being a bit inflated. Pittsburgh came out on top against New England by a score of 17-10. The win was a breath of fresh air for Pittsburgh as it put an end to their three-game losing streak.
New Orleans are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. If their 10-4 record against the spread is anything to go by, the prospects look good for bets placed on them.
Their wins bumped New Orleans to 12-2 and Pittsburgh to 8-5-1. Alvin Kamara will be someone to keep an eye on after he rushed for 67 yards and 1 touchdown on 14 carries last week. Let see if he can build on that strong performance or if Pittsburgh’s defense can bottle him up.
The matchup will be a treat for Saints fans today considering these teams have not met since 2014. The Saints beat the Steelers 35-32 in that game, and this year’s contest could be just as close since the Saints are No. 1 and the Steelers No. 8 in the AP Pro32 ranking. New Orleans, with the home field advantage, can secure the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs with a win today.
“That would be huge,” said Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, referencing what he calls “dome-field advantage,” according to the AP.
New Orleans has not had a home game in several weeks and they have a 7-1 record on the road. Still, they want the home-field advantage for the playoffs.
“It’s been almost a month since we’ve been at the dome, so it’ll be nice to be back in there,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “Obviously we’ve got a lot going for us right now — a lot at stake.”
If New Orleans wins today, by clinching the NFC No. 1, starting players could rest in next week’s regular-season finale and with a bye for the first week of the playoffs, they could get a couple of weeks rest before starting a run toward the Super Bowl.
“Rest is much needed to get our bodies right,” Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore said, according to the AP. “Take a week, or two (off) if we clinch it this week. Hopefully rest the starters for the last game.”
Pittsburgh is in a different spot. The Steelers, who have been up-and-down this season after starting week one with a tie, are merely hoping to make the playoffs. A wildcard spot will do.
“We just want to get into the playoffs,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said, according to the AP. “It doesn’t matter how you get in, we just want to get in. Obviously, the first and second seed you would like, but I don’t think we can get that now. So, let’s just find a way to get in.”