I don’t have anything against the Colts, but part of me always felt as though they were playing on borrowed time, even deep into their near perfect regular season. Their defense has mutated away from the Tampa 2 into something much more exciting. Not a far-cry from Jim Johnson’s zone-fire schemes with the number of blitzes they’re throwing at the opposition. But with a hobbled Dwight Freeney and a sidelined Bob Sanders, who will really intimidate this New Orleans Saints offense? If they can keep pace, I do feel like Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma and Darren Sharper can frustrate Peyton and sometimes that’s all it takes to topple one of the best quarterbacks of all time. These Saints won’t be the Baltimore Ravens or the New York Jets. They’ll probably be the toughest team the Colts have seen since their week 10 face-off with the New England Patriots, and that game was gift wrapped by one bad decision. If Sean Payton and Gregg Williams can successfully disguise what they’ve done all year, and a huge part of this will involve selling the screens, disguising the blitzes, blanket Clark across the middle and keep pressure on #18, I think we could be watching an upset on Super Bowl Sunday.
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