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ESPN's Prediction For Today's Steelers-Saints Game

Drew Brees winding up t throw a pass.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 14: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of the NFC Divisional Playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium on January 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Two of the greatest quarterbacks of this era will share the field later this afternoon, when the Pittsburgh Steelers battle the New Orleans Saints. While Ben Roethlisberger is trying to keep his team in the driver's seat for the AFC North, Drew Brees is looking to clinch home-field advantage throughout the postseason for his squad.

Pittsburgh is coming off a much-needed victory over the New England Patriots, as the defense turned in a magnificent performance against Tom Brady. Although New Orleans has certainly slowed down over the past three weeks, it's clear the team plays better at home.

It wouldn't be surprising if this game comes down to which quarterback has the ball last. Nonetheless, ESPN's matchup predictor is fairly confident in the Saints' chances of clinching the top seed in the NFC.

According to the FPI, New Orleans has a 70.9 percent chance of winning the game.


With talent all over the field in this matchup, it might just be the best game of the weekend. From Antonio Brown to Alvin Kamara, both offenses are loaded with weapons at every position.

The Steelers and the Saints will kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The game will be broadcast on CBS.