It seems to be that lines are kind of like college football polls. They are all preset in the preseason and get adjusted as the season goes forward. So, if a team is a surprise, it will take a long time for that to be fully reflected in the line. Add in the extra bump home teams get and the bump from the benefit of the doubt a traditionaly strong team and super bowl champ gets, 4 point dogs is not that unreasonable.
Look at it this way..it should be an easy "give me the points and run" kind of line.
If you look at the matchup (unless I'm reading it wrong), we're close AND it's an away game, so the line is pretty close with the Steelers having the edge in several areas. Turnovers are absolutely killin' 'em.
NO - 361.4 yds game
PB - 363.9 yds game
NO - 3.3 yds/rush
PB - 3.9 yds/rush
NO - 7.5 yds/att
PB - 7.5 yds/att
NO - 296.8 yds game
PB - 284.1 yds game
How about we just worry about the game - I see neither the coaches nor the players worried about the line - or respect from the media for that matter either - neither one determines the outcome of the game...