One of the strengths of the Saints offense has been their newfound ability to balance their offensive attack with a running game.
They have averaged 131.6 rushing yards per game in the regular season and 119.5 yards per game in the postseason.
The Colts rushing defense was ranked 24th in the league during the regular season, but was highly effective stopping the running games of the Ravens and Jets on their way to the Super Bowl.
However, in those games the Colts were able to use eight- and nine-man fronts to stop the run, because both teams were protecting young quarterbacks from making the big mistake.
The Saints have a more experienced quarterback who will attack down the field as well as the use of a spread offense, which means the Colts will have to use six- and seven-man fronts to stop the running game.
A wild card in this matchup is the injury to Dwight Freeney. If Freeney plays, the Saints will run right at him to see how effective he is with the ankle injury.