Colts and Saints in Super Bowl XLIV
Twenty weeks of hard-nosed playoff football played by 32 teams comes down to one final game. On February 7th, the New Orleans Saints (15-3) and Indianapolis Colts (16-2) will play one final game to determine which team has earned the right to declare itself 2009 NFL champions. The stage is set in Miami, Florida for a clash of the ages. For the first time since 1993, the #1 seed in both conferences advances to the Super Bowl.
The last meeting between these two teams was the 2007 season opener. The Colts, newly endowed with their 2006 World Champions banner, stomped the Saints 41-10. The all-time series is tied at 5 wins each.
You can probably guess from previous blog posts which team I’d rather see hoist the Lombardi Trophy. The Saints are playing in their first Super Bowl in franchise history, while the Colts won just three years ago. I’d very much like to see Brees cement his place among the NFL elite by having a ring to bring with him to Canton. I’m also grateful that his team spared the world two weeks of Manning vs. Favre hype.