The Pittsburgh Steelers came out flat, wasted opportunities and then surged late in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints only to watch the game tick away, 32-35.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4), who are battling for first place in the AFC North, will be without Steve McLendon and Cortez Allen when they host the New Orleans Saints (4-7) at Heinz Field on Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4) will host the New Orleans (4-7) Saints at Heinz Field on Sunday. Head coach Mike Tomlin outlined areas of focus ahead of week 13 game.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-4) will enter week 13 fresh from a bye week looking to be the third AFC North team to hand the New Orleans Saints (4-7) a loss.
Six weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints suffered their worst loss of the season in a game where they were absolutely demolished by the Seattle Seahawks. Immediately afterward, head coach Sean Payton told his players to put the game behind them because they would get another shot. Payton was right as the Saints are meeting the Seahawks again, and there are four big things they need to do, in order to win.
The first time the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints met in Week 13, it was for NFC Supremacy. Now in Week 19, the true force of the NFC will be revealed.
The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the “cold curse.” Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.
The New Orleans Saints are ready to head to Philadelphia, face the Eagles, battle the cold, and forget about their road woes. They are looking healthier than they have this entire season and have an injury list that is extremely short, but there is one big name that sits on it.
The New Orleans Saints have a revamped defense and an offense that appears to have even more weapons than that of their Super Bowl winning team. For some reason though, the Saints just can’t get things going on the road, but they will have to change that for a wild card visit to Philadelphia.