The New Orleans Saints are making their first ever appearance in a Super Bowl. While some are calling it ‘destiny’, ‘it's just meant to be’, my personal belief is that the Saints are one hell of a football team and have done everything they have needed to do to get to this year’s Super Bowl. Everyone is saying they should have never beaten the Vikings but what do you call 6 turnovers? I call that good football.
Both these teams are very evenly matched and while you have Peyton Manning manning (no pun intended) the ball for the Indianapolis Colts and you have Drew Brees manning the ball for the Saints. In almost all categories they are evenly matched. I won’t go into stats but QB’s, WR’s, RB’s, defensive and offensive lines all match up very well against each other and numbers are close in all categories. Really both QB’s are going to be at the helm of two very explosive offences’.
Both defensive lines are going to be busy trying to get some pressure on the QB’s in order to see if they can hold back the passing game at all and for when either team wants to run the ball look to the ‘D’ line to see about filling in the gaps.
This is where the offensive line comes into play. Like any team that gets to the Super Bowl, the team usually owes a lot of being where they are to their ‘O’ lines. The role of the ‘O’ line is going to be to give their QB time, very important to the New Orleans Saints, they will try to create gaps for when it calls to run the ball.
As evenly matched as these two teams are and Las Vegas has the Colts as favourites, I would be happy to be a New Orleans Saint right now. You are going into the game as an under-dog, you have a wealth of talent to choose from and you can always look at the ‘destiny’ word above.
If the game comes down to running the ball I think the Saints prove to be better in the running department. Watch for Reggie Bush to be a huge thorn in the Colts side by running the ball, catching the ball and his usual special team antics.
Most football fans know Colts QB Peyton Manning was born in New Orleans, has ties to Louisiana, his Father, Archie Manning played in New Orleans BUT don’t look for Manning to sit down and root for the Saints, Manning will be doing what he has to do to try and bring a Super Bowl to the City of Indianapolis. This blogger thinks that will not be an easy task for Manning and company but on that note watch for this to be one hell of a Super Bowl, there will be offence, there will be defense, what more can you ask for? as always comments, questions, concerns……
A sides note, I have personally been to New Orleans on two occasions and while I have never been to the Super Dome, I have been to Bourbon street and as per the Vikings game, keep an eye on Bourbon street if the Saints win, it will be one hell of a party in New Orleans…..I only wish I could be there…Go Saints…..
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Written by Glenn Stants