By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
The New Orleans Saints have earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.
With a 31-28 come-from-behind victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday (Dec. 23), the Saints improved to 13-2 and clinched the top seed in the NFC, earning a first-round bye, home-field advantage and a chance to rest their starters in Week 17.
The Saints trailed for most of the fourth quarter before a 2-yard touchdown catch by Michael Thomas gave them a lead with 1:25 remaining.
The Saints defense made a huge stop after that touchdown. The Steelers drove to the New Orleans 42 with 41 seconds left, but Sheldon Rankins forced a fumble by wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. When Demario Davis recovered for the Saints, he sealed the victory. ...
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