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QBREES9 11-05-2009 08:32 AM

Dreaming of Colts vs. Saints on Feb. 7
 
Kiss good-bye to pairings of undefeated teams. Perhaps two undefeated college teams will meet in a bowl game, or in the SEC championship game, but don't be surprised if there is no such contest left in the major-college season. In the NFL, Indianapolis and New Orleans are still standing, and could meet as undefeateds in the Super Bowl. That would require both to go 18-0. Only one NFL team has ever reached 18-0 -- two teams won't achieve that in the same season. Imagine if the Colts and Saints have both locked up top seeds at 13-0 when the sun sets on Dec. 13 -- both would have considerable trouble staying motivated until the divisional round a full month later.

But we get ahead of ourselves! New Orleans first must get fired up for its next three opponents: Carolina, St. Louis and City of Tampa, with a combined record of 4-18. Indianapolis has a slightly tougher assignment with its next three opponents: Houston, New England and Baltimore, with a combined record of 14-8.

The Saints have emerged as this season's most fun team to watch. They're zany and emotional; the Colts are cool and efficient. The two would make a fabulous Super Bowl pairing, owing to their contrasting styles and lack of negative storylines. But the Colts and Saints have one thing in common -- lots of nobodies playing well.

Indianapolis starts numerous players who were undrafted (Gary Brackett, Ryan Lilja, Daniel Muir, Gijon Robinson, future Hall of Famer Jeff Saturday) or who came out of nowhere (Pierre Garcon, from Division III Mount Union College). The New Orleans lineup is heavy on out-of-nowhere players, or those unwanted by previous teams. Starting Monday night were undrafted players Mike Bell, Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Jabari Greer, while the undrafted Pierre Thomas came off the bench to rush for 91 yards and catch the game-winning touchdown pass. Jahri Evans of Bloomsburg University, a Division II school, started on the offensive line with Jermon Bushrod of Towson University, a Division I-AA college. Jonathan Goodwin, Anthony Hargrove, Scott Shanle and David Thomas, all let go by other teams, started for the NFC's only undefeated club. New Orleans standouts Drew Brees, Darren Sharper and Jonathan Vilma were players other teams actively wanted to unload. Brees, the best quarterback in the NFC, was shown the door by San Diego, then rejected when he offered to sign with Miami; Green Bay let Sharper walk as "washed-up" five years ago! Scan around the NFL and behold team after team stacked with big-money first-round draft choices who don't perform. Give me motivated castoffs any day.

Indianapolis Colts vs New Orleans Saints would be a wonderful Super Bowl - ESPN

Rugby Saint II 11-05-2009 06:34 PM

Re: Dreaming of Colts vs. Saints on Feb. 7
 
We are looking a little bit like this one team the called the bad news bears. ;)

SmashMouth 11-05-2009 08:56 PM

Re: Dreaming of Colts vs. Saints on Feb. 7
 
Dang plagiarizers.....

http://blackandgold.com/saints/22039...superbowl.html

QBREES9 11-05-2009 11:03 PM

Re: Dreaming of Colts vs. Saints on Feb. 7
 
I'd love to Drew and the Saints kick some Colt butt. It would be a good QB match up. Drew Vs Payton

Papa Voodoo 11-06-2009 01:34 PM

Re: Dreaming of Colts vs. Saints on Feb. 7
 
Report: Bob Sanders out for season | ProFootballTalk.com

Report: Bob Sanders out for season
Posted by Michael David Smith on November 6, 2009 1:04 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders is out for the season with a torn biceps tendon, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting.

Sanders visited Dr. James Andrews this week, and Colts coach Jim Caldwell said today that Sanders would need surgery. But while Caldwell indicated that he was holding out some hope that Sanders could return, Schefter reports that Sanders is done for the year. Sanders suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the San Francisco 49ers.

When healthy, Sanders is one of the best defensive players in football. But he's not healthy often: Sanders has played just 47 regular-season games in his six-year NFL career.

The loss of Sanders is a big one for the 7-0 Colts, and it's not the only big injury the Colts have had in their secondary this week. Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden is expected to miss up to four weeks with a knee injury, and fellow cornerback Marlin Jackson has been placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL during a non-contact drill in practice on Wednesday.

Looking bleek for them.

CantonLegend 11-06-2009 04:07 PM

Re: Dreaming of Colts vs. Saints on Feb. 7
 
i hope we play someone slightly easier......i dont care what anybody says about the level of talent that we play against as long as we walk away winners.......idk if i can go much longer without a saints super bowl

i have no idea how you old guys did it

CantonLegend 11-06-2009 04:22 PM

Re: Dreaming of Colts vs. Saints on Feb. 7
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Papa Voodoo (Post 175027)
Report: Bob Sanders out for season | ProFootballTalk.com

Report: Bob Sanders out for season
Posted by Michael David Smith on November 6, 2009 1:04 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders is out for the season with a torn biceps tendon, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting.

Sanders visited Dr. James Andrews this week, and Colts coach Jim Caldwell said today that Sanders would need surgery. But while Caldwell indicated that he was holding out some hope that Sanders could return, Schefter reports that Sanders is done for the year. Sanders suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the San Francisco 49ers.

When healthy, Sanders is one of the best defensive players in football. But he's not healthy often: Sanders has played just 47 regular-season games in his six-year NFL career.

The loss of Sanders is a big one for the 7-0 Colts, and it's not the only big injury the Colts have had in their secondary this week. Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden is expected to miss up to four weeks with a knee injury, and fellow cornerback Marlin Jackson has been placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL during a non-contact drill in practice on Wednesday.

Looking bleek for them.

is he officially the biggest Pu*** in the league? doesnt he go on IR 2 or 3 times a year......and thats not even possible

Euphoria 11-06-2009 06:33 PM

Re: Dreaming of Colts vs. Saints on Feb. 7
 
Leave the Colts alone already. Worry about the Panthers first and foremost.


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