This Super Bowl in Miami should have plenty of offense. Both the New Orleans Saints and of course the Indianapolis Colts can score with the best of them. NFL fans are always looking for a shootout and this Super Bowl should give it to them.
For the Colts, it’s a familiar situation. Manning and Wayne have been dynamic all season have displayed considerable toughness in the playoffs. Manning always seem to muster just enough points to put the Colts in a comfortable situation. Throw whatever kind of defense you can think of at him and he’ll find a way to attack it. The only way to beat Peyton Manning is to stuff the run and pressure him with a strong pass rush. If you’re not hitting him he’s beating you.
The Saints are very similiar except for perhaps having a more diverse attack. Drew Brees is another quarterback who can pick up a blitz and make you pay. In addition the Saints seem to have found a ground game that could make the difference in the Super Bowl.
Where are the edges? Well, the Colts have been to a Super Bowl and walked away with a win. Manning knows the routine and the distractions. New Orleans will have to handle it without the benefit of experience. On the other hand I believe the Saints have an edge in excitement and on defense. While they aren’t a shutdown bunch the Saints defense has generated enough turnovers to put them in a Super Bowl. Against the Vikings, New Orleans created five turnovers at crucial moments, allowing the Saints to win despite being outproduced in almost every aspect of offense.