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Shawn Zobel
Draft Guru

Shawn Zobel

The founder and editor of Draft



Each of the potential matchups for the Super Bowl provides its own intrigue this year. The New York Jets are looking to win their first Super Bowl since Joe Namath guaranteed victory over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. The Indianapolis Colts are looking to close out the decade as one of the winningest teams in the last 10 years while also adding to the Hall of Fame resume of quarterback Peyton Manning. The New Orleans Saints have never made it to the Super Bowl and the excitement in the Big Easy couldn't be higher. The Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Brett Favre to help propel them over the hump and he has gotten them this far on his 40-year old arm.

In my opinion, the most intriguing matchup would be between Indianapolis and New Orleans. The Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning grew up in New Orleans and his dad, Archie Manning, played for the Saints and is loved by the fans of "Who Dat" nation. Pitting Manning against the team he grew up cheering for, a team that would be playing in its very first Super Bowl, would provide tremendous intrigue. Each team is among the most entertaining in the league to watch, with two of the league's top offenses. The Colts and the Saints were both undefeated deep into the season before each losing a few games, however it looked in the middle of the year that this would be the matchup that everyone wanted. The Colts-Saints game would a fantastic way for this decade to end and for the next decade to begin. With this past decade being one of the best in the history of the league, it'd be fitting to have it go out with a bang.

By Shawn Zobel  |  January 22, 2010; 12:03 AM ET  | Category:  Indianapolis Colts , New Orleans Saints Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Yep--Colts/Saints, flash and firepower. Hard to pick a winner, but Reggie Bush may make the difference here.

Posted by: Pangraz | January 24, 2010 8:41 AM

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