That win also clinches them the top seed in the NFC, which gives them home field advantage all the way to the Super Bowl. Alvin Kamara totaled 105 yards from scrimmage and two rushing touchdowns, helping the Saints rally from a second half deficit at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Their defense also played a major role in the fourth quarter, forcing two fumbles, including one by Steven Ridley, which was recovered by Kurt Coleman. Demario Davis had the recovery on Smith-Schuster's fumble, which was forced by linebacker Sheldon Rankins.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns, but the Steelers dropped to 8-6-1 on the season. That Week 1 tie with the Cleveland Browns could come back to haunt them, as they now sit a half game behind the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. The Ravens are coming off a major win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday night.
Antonio Brown had 14 catches for 185 yards and two touchdowns, but the Steelers also dropped out of the Wild Card race, which is currently held by the Chargers, Tennessee Titans, and Indianapolis Colts. The Colts and Titans will do battle next week, which forces the Steelers to focus on the division.
Pittsburgh will need to beat that same Browns team to end their regular season, along with a Ravens loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in order to get in. Meanwhile, the Saints can rest their guys as they prepare for the postseason, but they have one more game to go, which will be at home against the struggling Carolina Panthers, who are playing without Cam Newton.