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The Pittsburgh Steelers after a bye week typically equates to a win under Mike Tomlin

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Under Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Steelers hold an impressive record coming off a bye week.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off of a Week 12 bye and have already begun preparations for the New Orleans Saints coming to Heinz Field in Week 13 action.

The Saints are a tough egg to crack, as their inconsistencies might rival the Steelers' through 12 weeks of the NFL season. But one thing is certain with the Steelers coming off of a bye-week under head coach Mike Tomlin...it usually equals a win.

Per Dom Rimnelli, Public Relations/Media manager for the Steelers, the Steelers own the third-best record in games coming off of a bye week, and that record would be 6-1. The only loss Tomlin has suffered following a bye-week was in 2007 when the team lost to the Denver Broncos in Mile High 31-28.

Other than the loss to Denver, Tomlin has proven, if you give him and his team an extra week of preparation, he will take advantage of it by producing a victory, something this team desperately needs to keep pace within the highly competitive AFC North.

The Saints' aerial attack behind Drew Brees certainly poses a difficult challenge for the Steelers, but knowing the team's history coming off of a bye, you have to like their chances of holding serve at home.