The Saints are going to falter. They've lost players in the Defensive backfield that were having Pro Bowl caliber years (Tracy Porter). They're also playing without Sedrick Ellis. I don't think they're going to recover from that because they'll have to go back to trying to just outscore teams in shootouts every game, and if their offense can't get rolling to its highest ability, it's over.
I liked them as Super Bowl favorites early on. But now Manning and the Colts are slightly better, because New Orleans' defense just got worse with the injuries they've suffered.
Colts I guess by a hair, tho their running game is really nothing these days despite having 2 first round running backs. I doubt either team goes the distance, as I see the Colts losing a game or 2 and the Saints the same
Saints for me. Whilst its hard to knock Manning and his team after a great game last night I believe that the Saints have too much firepower. They have a better ground game than the Pats and Payton has shown a quick ability to switch up his plays.
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