I know I should be pleased with myself picking New Orleans to win, but Im still having a tough time coming to terms with the idea of the Saints as Super Bowl Champs. What’s next, the Detroit Lions?
I’m sure Peyton feels terrible throwing that pick-six, but something tells me Archie and Eli werent too upset about it. Keeps Peyton”s head from getting any bigger than it already is.
I personally think the Saints are blessed by whatever Supreme Being is out there. Or, Sean Payton and Drew Brees made some sort of innocuous deal with the devil. Either way, it seems the New Orleans Saints are destined to be Super Bowl Champions. It couldn’t be any more evident than what was showcased this weekend in their game versus Washington.
You remember that movie Angels in the Outfield? Well, that’s exactly what the game resembled. It was as if angels were literally guiding the ball from Drew Brees’ hand into Marques Colston’s outstretched arms. Once the Redskins’ defense back intercepted the pass, you could almost see another angel knocking him down allowing Robert Meachem to strip the ball and run in for a TD. And the especially naughty angel intentionally pushed Suisham’s field goal attempt away from the goal post with the utmost ease.
Or you can look at it from the complete opposite perspective, which is, that the Washington Redskins are just destined for ultimate suckage. It doesn’t help that they have the Al Davis of the east coast, Dan Snyder, unintentionally destroying the once proud franchise.
Poor Jim Zorn looks lost on the sidelines. I actually feel somewhat bad every time the camera pans over him. I mean, since he was relieved from his play calling duties, what exactly does this guy do now? He could probably take a nap on the bench if he really wanted to. I’m surprised he hasn’t, at the very least, pondered it considering Washington’s snooze-fest of an offense. And please don’t give me some PC bull saying, “He’s still the head coach. He’s there to inspire and motivate.” Uh…yeah…ok, the Washington Redskins are an “inspired” football team because of Head Coach Jim Zorn. You’ll have a harder time convincing me of that than Tiger does of convincing his wife that he loves her, and he’s not a “lion cheetah” (ZING! Too soon???).
For what it’s worth, much credit goes to the Redskins for giving the Saints their most competitive game yet, next to Miami. But, as noted, when you have the blessed Saints versus your hellacious franchise, you’re almost guaranteed God will get his way. He always does.
There’s been a lot of hype around the Broncos-Patriots game this weekend, and quite frankly, I don’t get it. Last week it was the Jets & Saints in “The Battle of the Undefeated.” The result… a butt-whoopin’ of rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez and Rex Ryan’s almighty defense. For what it’s worth, that game warranted the hype. The resurgence of the Saints vs. the emergence of the Jets had great appeal. Despite my unfettered hatred of the Jets, even I still was intrigued by this match-up… partly because I wanted to see Drew Brees stick it to the youngin’, but hey, that’s just me.
Now the undefeated Broncos and the holier than thou Patriots are garnering all the buzz. It’s being touted as an AFC heavyweight match, which is, at first glance, true. After skimming over this week’s schedule, it’s clearly the most “intriguing” game we have. Even if you truly believe the Broncos are for real, which I don’t, it should be fun to watch Josh McDaniels face his old team. Their defense is better than expected, and Brandon Marshall has overcome his off-season woes. But when you have someone named Kyle Orton on your team, your season will eventually be toast. Look for the Chargers to pick up some steam and take the AFC West, as was originally predicted. Broncos fans can stop gloating now.
As for the Patriots, it’s clear they aren’t the dominant team of years past, regardless of their 3-1 record. The defense is depleted and their running game is very suspect.
Personally, I don’t like either team and will be pulling a tie. But since Brady and co. are bound to have some bogus calls go their way, I’m putting my money on the Pats. Seems like the safest bet in the house.