As the football fatefully fell to the turf in front of the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday evening in Indianapolis, it was official: the NFC had won another Super Bowl—the conference's third straight and fourth in five seasons.
Of course it was the Giant’s second in that time span—both of which were led by the duo of Tom Coughlin and New Orleans’ own Eli Manning.
But one of them was also won by New Orleans’ adopted son, Drew Brees, and the New Orleans Saints. With Super Bowl XLVII coming to the city of New Orleans there couldn’t be a better season for Brees and Co. to add a second Lombardi Trophy to their trophy case.
With that in mind, Sean Payton and the entire Saints organization can learn a great deal from Super Bowl XLVI, which the Giants of course won 21-17. Here are five things the Saints can learn and implement into their program to ensure they host Super Bowl XLVII.