Here in the United States, it’s Super Bowl Sunday, and the Colts play the Saints for the championship of our National Football League. We listen to music that pumps us up,
we eat lots of food (it’s the second highest day for food consumption behind Thanksgiving),
and — of course — we watch the big game. And I’m here to see what our Starts With A Bang readership thinks — both nationally and internationally — about who’s going to win. Then I’m going to give you my pick. (Feel free to leave your own opinions in the comments!)
Colts and Saints: two teams that looked like juggernauts early on (the Saints started out the season 13-0 and the Colts, 14-0) with two of the best quarterbacks in the league, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning. Who’s going to win?
The Colts. And why? Their offensive line. The Colts’ defense is pretty good, but Drew Brees and the Saints’ offense will definitely put points on the board. But not on every drive. The Saints’ defense — unlike their last game against the Vikings — will not be able to pressure and pound Peyton Manning like they did to Brett Favre. And if you can’t get to Manning (and you have to be suspicious of the Saints’ defense), he’s going to score at will on you. Especially when it gets close to crunch time.
And that’s what I expect to happen: for the Colts to pull away from the Saints in the second half, and for the Saints’ defense to be unable to do anything about it.
And finally, if you don’t care for my picks, why not try Carl Brutananadilewski’s from Aqua Teen Hunger Force?