Maybe this is just what the Bolts need. Watch former Charger QB Drew Brees lead the Saints from the NFC South cellar (3-13 in 2005) to a SuperBowl victory in 2010.
The unthinkable just might happen. And I believe it will.
The Colts are currently 6 point favorites over the Saints. Manning is expected to lead his team to another SuperBowl win and it looks like the SuperBowl betting public believes this to be true. The line opened at the Colts -5.
IMO this game is going to be much like the Vikings / Saints NFC Championship. Both teams come in with powerful offenses. But, I think the edge goes to the Saints due to their takeaway ratio +6 in the playoffs and +11 in the regular season. The Colts are +3 in takeaways in the playoffs and +2 in the regular season. Also, the Colts have allowed Manning to be sacked 4x in two playoff games where Brees has only been sacked once.
The Saints have a respectable running game which will help them keep the ball out of Manning’s hands. But even if it is a shootout, Brees will hang tough. Brees led the league during the regular season in passer rating and completion percentage. He also threw for more TD’s and less INT’s than Peyton Manning.
The Saints +6 points is a gift. (the line has recently moved back to +5)
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