Are you ready for the Super Bowl? Well you better be because it’s coming and it’s gonna be good. This Sunday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. ET the New Orleans Saints will face-off against the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV (I’ll save you the trouble of looking it up, 44). The game will be aired on CBS and pregame coverage will begin at 2 pm on FOX and CBS while the NFL Network will start at 11 am.
So get all of your chips, dip, beer and other snacks ready, make sure you ave a good place to watch and enjoy the biggest sporting event of the year. This game will make or break some player’s entire reputation and heroes and scapegoats will be made. Each team has a good enough offense to drive down the field to score at any time. It will really come down to whoever has the ball last and whose players can handle the pressure. Read below for a little more about the game.
Who to Watch For
- Peyton Manning – Quarterback for the Colts, best in the league and possibly ever. If he gets the ball with any time left to score, he will. But if he flops and plays badly, his legacy will be tarnished forever.
- Drew Brees – Quarterback for the Saints and one of the top in the league for the last few seasons. Playing in his first Super Bowl, will he be able to stand the pressure?
- Dwight Freeney- Defensive End for the Colts. Considered one of the top defensive players in the league but hasn’t practiced at all this week because of an injured ankle. Him not playing will give the very dangerous Brees a lot more time to find an open receiver. His status is the biggest wildcard going into this game
- Reggie Bush- Running Back for Saints, has only recently started living up to the expectations when he came out of college. He will be a superstar if he has a big game. It is also rumored that he will propose to girlfriend Kim Kardashian if the Saints win.
What to Watch For
This should be a high scoring, offense filled game that will be very exciting. The Saints will have to mix up their defense almost quarterly because if they give Peyton too much time with one particular style, he will figure out how to beat it and then once he beats it, he will just pass, pass, pass down the field and score easily. The Colts are a little handicapped by injuries but they are a veteran team lead by the best of players, if they can play the way the have all year, they could dominate the game. If the Saints can put points on the board on almost every possession, or at least match anytime the Colts do, they will stand a chance. While the Saints’ defense may not be the best in the league they do know how to create turnovers and in the Super Bowl, the team that turns the ball over the most almost always loses.