Steelers vs. Saints: Football Teams Compared

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Difference between Steelers and Saints

The Superbowl is one of the most hotly contested fields in sports, and the Steelers andSaints match up was one of the most anticipated. The results of the game are known by now, but a comparison between the two teams is warranted.

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The Steelers is the name of the professional American football team playing out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The team is a member of both the American Football Conference’s North Division and the National Football League. The Steelers is the oldest franchise in the AFC having been founded in 1933.

The Saints is the professional American football team playing out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Belonging to the NFL, the Saints are the league’s current champions, and plays in the South Division of the National Football Conference as well. The team was formed as an expansion team on November 1, 1966, and its home games have traditionally been played at Tulane Stadium.

Achievements

Of all the NFC and AFC teams, the Steelers have won the most Super Bowl titles and AFC Championship Games, and hosted the most conference championship games. The Steelers have also played the most conference championship games in the AFC, and have played 14 championship games in the NFC and the AFC, a distinction it shares with the Dallas Cowboys. In its most recent championship match at the Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009, the Steelers once again came out triumphant.

The Saints for its part has had a rocky beginning, taking more than ten years to end a season with a .500 record, and more than twenty years before winning a season. It also took the team more than forty years before they had managed to enter the Super Bowl. The team's performance took a drastic turn for the better during the 1987-1992 seasons, when they managed to enter the playoffs four times, and made a strong showing during the non-playoff seasons as well. The 2000 season saw the Saints beating defending Super Bowl champions St. Louis Rams for their first playoff victory.

The Saints once again made it to the NFC Championship Game in 2006, but lost the game 39-14 to Chicago. Again making it to the NFC championships in 2009, the Saints finally prevailed and subsequently made it to their first Super Bowl. Another victory followed, this time against the Indianapolis Colts, who they trounced 31-17.

Last Encounter

At the most recent Steelers-Saints match up on November 1, 2010, the Saints prevailed over the Steelers in a 20-10 victory. Instrumental to the Saints’ strong performance was Drew Brees, who drew on his skills to take New Orleans to a stunning win that made the team once again brim with promise. The game was a much-needed salve to the stinging loss suffered at the hands of the Cleveland Browns in the Saints’ own home turf a week earlier.

Similarities and Differences

Steelers

  • The professional American football team playing out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Have won the most Super Bowl titles and AFC Championship Games of the NFC and AFC

Saints

  • The professional American football team playing out of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Won 20-10 in the most recent Steelers-Saints match up on November 1, 2010

Which team has better players?
  • Steelers
  • Saints
 
 

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