Back in 2009, the New Orleans Saints put up a record of 13-3 en route to the only Super Bowl appearance and victory in the history of the franchise. The residents of the "Big Easy" are insistent that it was a magical season and another would never feel like it again. Well, they may have been wrong. On Sunday, the Saints locked up the No. 1 seed in the NFC and home-field advantage throughout the 2018 NFL playoffs.
With two games remaining in the regular season, the Saints needed one victory to secure the No. 1 seed in the NFC. In the final week of the season, they will face the Carolina Panthers, who are finishing out the year without starting quarterback Cam Newton.
Still, the Saints won't need to worry about that.
After almost a month, the Saints returned home to the Superdome on Sunday and took on the Pittsburgh Steelers in an important game for both teams. If the Steelers had secured a victory, they would have helped themselves en route to the playoffs, but it wasn't meant to be.
As reported by ESPN, the back and forth game was won by the New Orleans Saints 31-28 thanks to a late touchdown pass from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas. After that, the stout Saints defense caused and recovered a fumble to seal the win for the black and gold.