Saints vs. Steelers first look: Scouting Pittsburgh on offense, defense, special teams (1 Viewer)


By Rod Walker | The Advocate

Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints in Week 16

When: 3:25 p.m. Sunday

Where: Mercedes Benz Superdome

TV: CBS

Radio: WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3 in New Orleans; KMDL-FM, 97.3 in Lafayette; WDGL-FM, 98.1 in Baton Rouge; en español: WGSO-AM, 990; WVDU-FM, 97.9

Records: Saints 12-2; Steelers 8-5-1

Coaches: Saints, Sean Payton (117-73), 12th season; Steelers, Mike Tomlin (124-65-1), 12th season

Offense: Few teams in the league have the weapons to throw to that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger does. It's a big reason Big Ben has thrown for 4,462 yards, second only to Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes this season. The Steelers are one of just four teams in the league averaging over 400 yards of offense per game. Roethliberger's size and mobility allows him to extend plays, making it even harder for opposing defensive backs to cover his big-play receivers ... Antonio Brown is one of the best receivers in the game and has a league high 13 receiving touchdowns. Brown's 90 receptions for 1,112 yards look impressive, but both of those are second best on the team. JuJu Smith-Schuster leads the team in both categories with 95 catches for 1,274 yards, with 6 touchdowns. And the Steelers don't mind throwing to TE Vance McDonald, who has 46 catches for 522 yards ...

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