Originally Posted by IslandRed
I'm loving seeing the Saints in the Super Bowl. It's been a long time coming.
I have to admit, though, I think the Vikings had a better chance to beat Indianapolis. They were probably the most across-the-board rock-solid team in the NFL, and they had the type of defense that had a chance against Manning, with a great front four that can get pressure without selling out on the blitz. Unfortunately, they decided to be generous today after having the lowest turnover figure in the NFC this year. Go figure.
I agree with this. That Vikings defense made the vaunted Saints offense look like the Bengals. They had a hard time even throwing screens. I had thought once the Vikings got outside the Metrodome they would look ordinary but they proved me wrong. But I don't know if Favre would have been healed up enough to be effective. He got pretty banged up yesterday.
I think it will be a shootout. Neither defense is strong enough to really control each other's offense. Manning and Brees will throw for all kinds of yardage. Turnovers will decide the game (as usual).