Drew Brees leads Saints past Steelers and into No. 1 seed in NFC (1 Viewer)



By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

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NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints proved once again Sunday how dangerous they are inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

And now they won't have to leave this place again until the Super Bowl as a result of their thrilling, come-from-behind 31-28 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Saints (13-2) locked up the NFC's No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, thanks to Brees' 1-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas with 1:25 remaining and a game-clinching fumble by Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster with 32 seconds left that was forced by Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and recovered by linebacker Demario Davis.

The Saints now have the luxury of deciding if they want to rest their starters in Week 17 at home against the Carolina Panthers.

More importantly, the Saints rediscovered their offense after they had been slumping during a three-game road trip to start the month of December. ...

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