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NEW ORLEANS (KDKA) — Close to 500 Steelers fans gathered together Saturday for an early pregame party on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

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One of the biggest attractions was former Steelers quarterback Bubby Brister, who came into town for the game.

“I’ve been to a lot of these, believe it or not, and not just in New Orleans. I live across the lake 30 miles, but San Diego, I’ve been a lot of different places. Steelers Nation is real. It’s all over the, how about the world? Not just the country. It’s awesome to see it,” Brister said.

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Meanwhile, the Steelers buses pulled up to the team’s hotel around 5 p.m. The Steelers need to win Sunday to continue to control their own destiny in the AFC North.

The good news is the Steelers have won seven straight games in a dome. The bad news is their last loss inside was to the New Orleans Saints in 2010.

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The game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. on KDKA.