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The New Orleans Saints (12-2) are set for a Sunday afternoon matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5-1). The Saints are coming off of a close win against the Carolina Panthers, while the Steelers are coming off of a 17-10 win against the Patriots.
The Saints are favored by 6 in the matchup.
Jeff Duncan, Columnist
Saints 31, Steelers 26: I’m not sure the Steelers can meet the challenge of playing the Saints in the Superdome after putting everything into their emotional home win against the Patriots last week. Both offenses should dominate. This one should boil down to which defense makes the most big plays.
Record: 11-3 overall, 9-5 vs. spread
Josh Katzenstein, Saints writer
Saints 31, Steelers 24: I think there’s a good chance the Steelers win this game. Their receivers will test the Saints secondary more than any other team in the past few weeks, and the defensive front will be a challenge for the banged-up Saints offensive line. However, I expect Drew Brees to have a monster game and carry the Saints to a win and the No. 1 seed.
Record: 11-3 overall, 7-7 vs. spread ...
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