Saints-Steelers Capsule

NEW ORLEANS (4-7) at PITTSBURGH (7-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., EST, Fox

OPENING LINE – Steelers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Saints 4-7, Steelers 5-6

SERIES RECORD – Tied 7-7

LAST MEETING – Saints beat Steelers 20-10, Oct. 31, 2010

LAST WEEK – Ravens lost to Ravens 34-27; Steelers had bye, beat Titans 27-24 on Nov. 17

AP PRO32 RANKING – Saints No. 22, Steelers No. 12 (tie)

SAINTS OFFENSE – OVERALL (2), RUSH (8), PASS (3)

SAINTS DEFENSE – OVERALL (27), RUSH (23), PASS (23)

STEELERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (10), PASS (5)

STEELERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (13), RUSH (10), PASS (16)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Saints are tied for first-place in woeful NFC South despite losing three straight. …. Steelers have won four of five and are in three-way tie for second in AFC North. … Pittsburgh is 3-2 against New Orleans at home. … Saints QB Drew Brees is 6-11 in career against AFC North teams. … New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham leads all NFL tight ends with 65 receptions. … Saints are second in total offense but are tied for 28th with a minus-9 turnover differential. … New Orleans is 1-4 on road. … Saints are 17-6 in November since 2009. … Pittsburgh is 6-1 in games after bye week under coach Mike Tomlin. … Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell needs 49 yards rushing to become first Pittsburgh back to reach 1,000 yards since 2010. Bell’s 57 receptions are already club-record for a season by running back. … Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown needs one catch to become fifth player in team history with 350 career receptions. … Steelers lead NFL with 48 points scored in final two minutes of first or second half. … Tomlin needs one victory to become fourth coach in NFL history to win at least eight games in each of his first eight seasons with one franchise. … Pittsburgh WR Lance Moore spent eight years with Saints and is fifth-leading receiver in club history (346 receptions).

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