The New Orleans Saints (5-7) snapped a three-game losing streak on Sunday, taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) 35-32 on the Steelers' home turf.
Here's what we saw in a big New Orleans win that once again vaults Drew Brees and the Saints to the very top of the NFC South standings.
With the Saints up 14-6 in the third quarter, Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan got his hands on a Ben Roethlisberger pass, securing the interception and setting New Orleans up at the Pittsburgh 15.
Two plays later, Drew Brees cashed in with a pass to WR Nick Toon in the short flat. Toon would scramble his way to paydirt, barely stretching across the plane of the end zone to give the Saints a 21-6 lead.
Key Stat: Two
For the majority of the game, the Saints and Steelers were virtually dead even in rushing yards, passing yards, and first downs. However, New Orleans scored 14 points of two Ben Roethlisberger interceptions - points that ended up being the difference on this day in Pittsburgh.
Drew Brees was a model of short-passing efficiency, going 19-of-27 for 257 yards to keep the Saints offense moving. And, when the Saints got near paydirt, Brees made good on the opportunities by throwing five touchdown passes against zero interceptions.
While Roethlisberger struggled until late, RB Le'Veon Bell did his best to pick up the slack - rushing the ball 21 times for 95 yards and a score. It wasn't enough, but it was still another impressive day by Pittsburgh's #1 halfback.
The Saints will look to sure up their footing at the top of the NFC South standings when they host the Carolina Panthers next Sunday.
For the Steelers, they'll look to get back on track in Cincinnati against the division-rival Bengals in what could very well be an early elimination game in the stacked AFC North.Back to the Pittsburgh Steelers Newsfeed