I’m living my life outside the blogosphere these days, so my activity is going to be a little spotty for a little while. That being said, I know you’re dying to know who I think is going to win the Super Bowl. Okay, maybe not dying… maybe you have a passing interest… Okay, maybe you don’t care…. wow, that hurt. Thanks for your support.
Any-who, for some reason the trendy pick among the so-called football experts is the New Orleans Saints, and I am baffled. I have this feeling that they are picking based on sentiment and not facts. I’m not going to make the same mistake. The Colts will win. I’m not even sure it’s going to be a close game. Here’s why:
- Peyton Manning – Do I really have to explain this? He’s Peyton “Freakin” Manning.
- The Saints’ defense – They are ranked towards the bottom of all defensive stats with the exception of one, takeaways. That’s how they’ve dictated the pace and outcome of a lot of their games this year. You can’t game plan based on the number of interceptions and fumbles you’ll get.
- The Saints’ defense – I know I already said that, but by all indications the Saints are going to come after Manning. That will work for a quarter, maybe two. Eventually, he will figure it out and make you pay. The Saints think they can hit Manning and get inside his head. That works when you’re playing aging QBs who aren’t known for their cerebral play. When you have a QB who’s greatest talent is his mind, it’s a sure fire way to get beat and get beat badly.
- The Colt’s Receivers – They are going to punish the Saints’ secondary. Too much speed, perfect routes, you name it, the Colts’ receivers are superior in every way.
Final score – Colts 42 – Saints 31