The reason the Colts win this year's Super Bowl is simple-they have Peyton Manning at the reigns. Time and time again Peyton has shown the entire nation that he is fully capable of running his Colts offense up and down the field all over the best NFL defenses in the league. Why should this game be any different from the others? Sure the atmosphere is different, and sure the steaks are much higher. But Peyton Manning, being the best quarterback in the NFL today, will no doubt take the field and once again prove to the rest of the world that yes he does belong to be in the Super Bowl.
Although the Saints have a great quarterback in Drew Brees, Brees is still not up to par with the skill level of that of Manning. The difference between these two Pro Bowl quarterbacks is that Manning is more calm under pressure. All the Colts defense has to do is get to Brees and force him into making bad decisions. If he's rushed, blitzed, and forced out of the pocket to where he has to throw on the run, then he will without fail make mistakes. Manning is extremely difficult to force into mistakes. Even under the heaviest of pressure, Manning is still capable of making those big game completions and drives.
The other key that has to be factored into the big game is the amount of weapons that each of these quarterbacks have on the filed with them. Manning has a numerous amount of weapons on offense that include his running back Joseph Addai who can run the ball, and has great hands as a receiver out of the backfield. Looking at the receiving bunch, he has Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, and two new and uprising stars, Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie. In the AFC Championship game, Manning threw a combined 18 complete passes with 274 total receiving yards to these two young men. Manning has experience, and now with Collie and Garcon, he now has new and talented youth who are both making a name for themselves. Drees Brees on the other hand, he only has Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Jeremy Shockey, and Reggie Bush. Although these guys are all great athletes, none of these guys are huge big time players who are capable of changing the outcome in a game.
Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, although they didn't have the best overall offense during the regular season, they will in fact take the Super Bowl and be crowned champions with the undoubtedly steadfast and confident QB of Peyton Manning. He simply has too many weapons, great athletiticism and game reaction skills, but thanks to the 2006 campaign, he now has experience on his side as well. And in case you were wondering, the Saints were the number one team in the NFL this season with 403.8 total yards per game. So the New Orleans Saints are going to show up, they will play hard, and they will give Manning and the Colts a run for their money. When it comes right down to it though, the Colts, being led by savvey veteran Peyton Manning have too much experience and talent on their side. They won four years ago, and they have been waiting eagerly to once again grasp the Vince Lombardi tophy and host it high above their heads. The Indianapolis Colts will win Super Bowl XLIV thanks to their Pro Bowl QB in Peyton Manning.