New Orleans Saints

Saints Predictions

How we predict New Orleans will fare against Pittsburgh
OFFENSE Saints Steelers
Passing Yards248 yds The Saints' excellent passing offense will dominate the Steelers
Excellent
Passing
VS
Average
Passing Defense
Rushing Yards117 yds The Saints' average rushing offense is matched by the Steelers
Average
Rushing
VS
Average
Rushing Defense
Points26 pts The Saints' excellent point scoring will dominate the Steelers
Excellent
Scoring Ability
VS
Average
Overall Defense
Red Zone59% The Saints' excellent red zone offense will dominate the Steelers
Excellent
Red Zone Offense
VS
Below Average
Red Zone Defense
Touchdowns3 TDs The Saints' excellent touchdown scoring will dominate the Steelers
Excellent
TD Scoring
VS
Average
TD Defense
DEFENSE
Fumbles Caused1 fumble The Saints' average skill at forcing fumbles may be a factor against the Steelers
Average
Fumble Forcing
VS
Average
Ball Security
Interceptions1 int The Saints' excellent interception ability will cause problems for the Steelers
Excellent
Picking
VS
Average
Accuracy
Sacks2 sacks The Saints' excellent sacking ability should be a factor against the Steelers
Excellent
Pass Rush
VS
Good
Offensive Line
Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers Predictions

How we predict Pittsburgh will fare against New Orleans
OFFENSE Steelers Saints
Passing Yards257 yds The Steelers' excellent passing offense will dominate the Saints
Excellent
Passing
VS
Below Average
Passing Defense
Rushing Yards102 yds The Steelers' average rushing offense is matched by the Saints
Average
Rushing
VS
Average
Rushing Defense
Points22 pts The Steelers' excellent point scoring will dominate the Saints
Excellent
Scoring Ability
VS
Average
Overall Defense
Red Zone53% The Steelers' average red zone offense is matched by the Saints
Average
Red Zone Offense
VS
Average
Red Zone Defense
Touchdowns2 TDs The Steelers' excellent touchdown scoring will dominate the Saints
Excellent
TD Scoring
VS
Average
TD Defense
DEFENSE
Fumbles Caused1 fumble The Steelers' below average skill at forcing fumbles won't be a factor against the Saints
Below Average
Fumble Forcing
VS
Average
Ball Security
Interceptions0 ints The Steelers' good interception ability may be a factor against the Saints
Good
Picking
VS
Good
Accuracy
Sacks2 sacks The Steelers' good sacking ability won't be a factor against the Saints
Good
Pass Rush
VS
Excellent
Offensive Line

OFFENSE

Whose offense is better when it counts?

passing

#3 Saints
9.2
#2 Steelers
9.5
Great passing by the Steelers:
317 yds Oct 29, 2017 at Lions
268 yds Oct 22, 2017 vs Bengals
314 yds Jan 22, 2017 at Patriots

rushing

#8 Saints
8.4
#23 Steelers
7.2
Great rushing by the Saints:
148 yds Dec 3, 2017 vs Panthers
298 yds Nov 12, 2017 at Bills
132 yds Jan 1, 2017 at Falcons

red zone performance

#3 Saints
9.2
#14 Steelers
7.0
Great red zone performance by the Saints:
67% Oct 22, 2017 at Packers
67% Sep 17, 2017 vs Patriots
67% Jan 1, 2017 at Falcons

scoring points

#2 Saints
9.7
#4 Steelers
9.2
High points scored by the Saints:
24 pts Jan 14, 2018 at Vikings
34 pts Nov 19, 2017 vs Redskins
32 pts Jan 1, 2017 at Falcons

Game History

See the previous matchups
Winner
Prediction
IronRank Before
IronRank After
Nov 30, 2014 Week 13
Pittsburgh Steelers
vs
New Orleans Saints
3235
2725
16191539
16071550
Oct 31, 2010 Week 8
New Orleans Saints
vs
Pittsburgh Steelers
2010
2221
16611625
16791607
Nov 12, 2006 Week 10
Pittsburgh Steelers
vs
New Orleans Saints
3831
2620
16951489
16961488

Iron Rank Over Time

See how our Iron Rank changes with each game

Comments

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Just from the stats presented, I would predict Saints by no less than 28 to 24 if there are really 52 points scored in the game (which is too high an estimate in my opinion). Realistically, I'd say Saints 27 to 21 over Pittsburg. The iron rank prediction of Steelers by 0.5 is basically saying that the game is too close to call, but they gave the edge to their favorite of the two teams. That is just not a reasonable or objective conclusion. The Saints loss to the 49ers was a fluke. Anyone who watched that game had to come away knowing that the Saints were the better team and played the better game.
I'm under the impression that the Steelers will take first in their division this year, although, they still shouldn't be a difficult match for the Saints. The Saints' main problem with this game is that they don't perform greatly on the road, so I could very easily see this being a close game if the Saints aren't on their game. I predict Saints: 21 to Steelers: 17.
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