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Saints vs. Steelers Preview and Matchup History

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A quick look at the history between the New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers as well as a preview of the their upcoming matchup this Sunday.

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (4-7) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-4)

SERIES

SAINTS

STEELERS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 7-7

STREAKS

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 1-1

Tomlin: 0-1

LAST WEEK

L 34-27 vs. Ravens

Bye (Week. 11: W 27-24 at Titans)

LAST GAME

10/31/10: Steelers 10 at Saints 20. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 34 of 44 passes for 305 yards & 2 TDs. Saints WR Marques Colston catches 6 passes for 75 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/12/06: Steelers 38, Saints 31. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger throws for 264 yards & 3 TDs. Steelers RB Willie Parker rushes for 213 yards & 2 TDs.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Donovan McNabb, Charissa Thompson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 85 (NO), 132 (Pit.). XM: 85 (NO), 231 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 325-462-3491 (1C)-22 (T2C)-11-98.1 (3C)

Roethlisberger: 282-413-3270 (3C)-24-6-105.3 (2C)

RUSHING

Ingram: 149-645-4.3-6

Bell: 195-951 (1C)-4.9-2

RECEIVING

J. Graham (TE): 65-670-10.3-9 (T3C)

A. Brown: 88 (1L)-1161 (2L)-13.2-9 (T2C)

OFFENSE

433.6 (1C)

406.4 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

-9

-2

DEFENSE

377.1

343.8

SACKS

Galette: 7

Harrison, Heyward: 4

INTs

White: 2

Gay, C. Allen: 2

PUNTING

Morstead: 45.9

Wing: 43.8

KICKING

S. Graham: 82 (31/32 PAT; 17/18 FG)

Suisham: 86 (32/32 PAT; 18/20 FG)

The Good

  • Drew Brees passed for 305 yards, 2 TDs and a 101.0 QB rating in the last meeting against Pittsburgh.
  • Since Week 8, Mark Ingram leads the NFL in rushing (486 yards).
  • Marques Colston has 16 catches for 244 yards (122 per game) and a TD in 2 meetings against the Steelers.
  • Jimmy Graham has 19 TDs in the past 16 games vs. AFC opponents.
  • Junior Galette has 8 sacks in past the 10 games vs. AFC opponents.
  • Keenan Lewis was drafted by Pittsburgh (3rd Rd., No. 96 overall, 2009) and played 4 seasons with the Steelers (2009-12).

The Bad

  • In his only home start vs. New Orleans, Ben Roethlisberger completed 17 of 28 passes (60.7%) for 264 yards with 3 TDs, 0 INTs for a 127.7 QB rating. Including the playoffs, the Steelers are 41-5 (.891) when Roethlisberger has a 110+ QB rating (min. 15 attempts).
  • Le'veon Bell leads the AFC and ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,435 scrimmage yards (951 rush, 484 rec.). He has 100+ scrimmage yards in 9 of the past 11 games.
  • Antonio Brown ranks 2nd in the NFL with 1,161 receiving yards and needs 39 more to become the first player in franchise history with back-to-back 1,200-yard receiving seasons. He has 5+ catches and 50+ yards in 27 consecutive games, the longest such streak in NFL history.
  • Rookie Martavis Bryant (Rd. 4, No. 118 overall) has 6 TD catches in 5 career games.
  • Lawrence Timmons leads the team with 94 tackles.
  • Williams Gay has a pick six in 2 of the past 4 games, including a 28-yarder vs. the Titans.

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