"Who Dat? Who Dat said they gonna beat them Saints?"
Peyton Manning probably thinks he can, but he wont....Why?
Peyton Manning has not been associated with failure this season. He is 16-0 this season when he plays the entire game (including playoffs). While Manning may not have failed, the Indiannapolis Colts have - Twice. The Saints have also tasted failure this season - Thrice. But it will be the Colts who will taste failure next Sunday, in spite of Manning, who will ,without doubt, do everything in his power to try to win the game. So without furthur ado, here are the reasons as to why the Colts will fail.
Dwight Freeny is going to play. This is the Superbowl. Despite the ankle injury he suffered against New York in the AFC championship game, he is going to play.
That doesn't mean that he should play, especially since the Colts have a great talent in Freeny's backup, Raheem Brock. Brock has compiled an impressive 28.5 career sacks and 13 career forced fumbles. Not bad for a career backup.
Brock could be a pontential starter on many teams, and a fully healthy Raheem Brock would be the better choice versus a 60% to 65% Dwight Freeny. If I were a Colts fan I would beg Freeny to stay on the bench, I would want Raheem Brock to do his thing. Unfortunately for Colts fans, Freeny is not going to miss this opportnity, but it will certainly hurt the Colts' opportunity for a Superbowl victory.
Greg Williams says he is coming after Peyton Manning. He is going to bring the blitz and try to shake up the 4 time NFL MVP. So what? Peyton will get the football out of his hands quickly and find the open reciver right? Wrong.
Press coverage with a blitz is the way to go when you face Manning. Pressing the reciever will give the blitz enough time to get to Peyton, Manning will get sacked in this game. This will lead to Peyton throwing a few errant throws into a talented defensive secondary lead by Darren Sharper.
The Saints overall defense has been undisputedly the best defense in the playoffs this season, forcing seven turnovers in just two games. This defense has ended the career of future Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, and has possibly (..but doubtfully..) also ended the Hall of Fame career of Brett Favre. They have plans on ending Peyton Manning's season four quarters short. Maybe that happens, or maybe they just own him. Either way, the Colts lose.
Colts Defensive Injury Report:
#41 Antoine Bethea - Probable
# 58 Gray Brackett - Probable,
#33 Melvin Bullit - Questionable
# 40 Jamie Silva - Probable,
#43 Aaron Fransisco - Probable,
#99 Antonio Johnson - Questionable,
# 98 Robert Mathis - Probable,
# 25 Jarraud Powers - Questionable,
#93 Dwight Freeny -Questionable
Saints Offensive Injury Report:
#88 Jeremy Shockey - Probable
Hopefully you can do the math for yourself.
This Game is not just Saints Vs. Colts - for New Orleans, it's destiny. This Saints Superbowl victory was meant to be. How would Peyton Manning feel if he won the Superbowl, knowing that he just ruined the live of the already disaster - struck people of New Orleans? If the Colts were to win this Superbowl, it would be the equivalent of Hurricane Kartina : Part Two. The Saints have so much more to play for than the Colts do. Its definitely safe to say that the Saints
" Want it More."
- Teams that beat Brett Favre in the NFC championship game are 2-0 in the Superbowl - The 1995 Dallas Cowboys who defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 2007 Giants who defeated the undefeated New England Patriots.
- Barack Obama picked the New Orleans Saints to win the Superbowl. Obama is 1-0 in correctly predicting the Super Bowl champion as President of the United States.
- For the past three seasons the team that won the night championship ended up winning the Superbowl.
- The Saints will be wearing their white jerseys on Sunday. For the past three seasons, the team wearing the white jersey in the Superbowl ended up winning it.