John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com
When the New Orleans Saints (12-2) and Steelers (8-5-1) play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, it will mark a calendar month between home games for New Orleans, which finished its road schedule against Carolina on Monday night.
The Saints have the power to ensure not leaving again until February.
With a victory in one of the last two regular-season games – both in the Superdome – New Orleans will lock up the No. 1 seed in the NFC. They would be the home team for any playoff game in which they play until Super Bowl LIII, in Atlanta on Feb. 3.
And for all the obvious reasons, the Saints are pressing for that to be the case.
Dating to 2009, in the last six seasons that the Saints have had a winning record (including through 14 games this season), they’ve posted a 39-7 record in the Superdome (85 percent) in the regular season. In the last four of those winning seasons, New Orleans is 28-2 at home.
Too, they’re undefeated (4-0) in the playoffs during that span. ...
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