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Sean McCann
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Sean McCann

Former Philadelphia Eagles beat writer for Gannett

Sainted perfection

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Maybe it's the tryptophan, but I'm not yet a believer in the Patriots on the road. New England is 1-3 away from Gillette Stadium, with its lone victory coming at woeful Tampa Bay.

Couple that with a strong home-field advantage at the Superdome, and I think the Saints get to 11-0. If pressed to bet, I'd say both the Colts and Saints win this weekend. But if one were to lose, I think it will be Indianapolis.

Here are a couple of more crooked planks to prop up this shaky premise:
The Colts have the AFC locked up. What would a loss mean to Indianapolis but a week shorter vacation at the end of the regular season.

On the other side of the ball, the Texans are absolutely desperate for a win. In the NFL's best division, this game is a playoff game for them.

The Saints are playing for plenty. Minnesota is just a game behind in the NFC, and not likely to let up anytime soon in a race where home field could mean a lot.

The reasoning is thin, I know, but both Indy and New Orleans are undefeated for a reason. While first blush tells me the Pats are more formidable than the Texans, it's Thanksgiving weekend and emotion rules. It took me an hour to come up with an argument, but I wanted to go with my heart.

By Sean McCann  |  November 29, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  | Category:  Indianapolis Colts , New England Patriots Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Superbowl: Indianapolis vs. New Orleans. Saints will win.

Posted by: mock1ngb1rd | November 29, 2009 5:03 PM

Can you imagine 2 undefeateds in the Superbowl? That would guarantee us a perfect season, and we can finally put those annoying 72 Dolphins to rest.

Posted by: atmf96 | December 5, 2009 3:48 PM

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