The Super Bowl teams are set with the New Orleans Saints making their first ever appearence in the game taking on the high octane Indy Colts two weeks from today in sunny south Florida. Today’s games were typical in some respects with the Jets coming oh so close and Brett Favre being, well, Brett Favre.
The Early Show
The Colts jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the foot of Matt Stover before allowing the Jets to take a 17 t0 6 but that would be a half game enjoyment as the Colts would take over the 2nd half and defeat the Jets 30-17 sending the Rex “we should be the favored team to win the Super Bowl” Ryan led Jets home after an improbable if at least somewhat impressive run with a rookie QB.
The Jets fans will now get to spend the next several months thinking “what if” but if nothing else, the fact they made it to the Championship game should make the faithful cropduster fans egotistical as hell heading into next season.
The Tonight Show…much like Jay Leno moving back to 11:30, the leagues 2nd contest of the day needed an extra 30 minutes to figure out the winner.
The Vikings jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead scoring on their first drive of the game, but the Saints answered with a 7-0 strike of their own and that would be the crystal ball for the remainder of the game. Back and forth scoring until the final gun.
The Brett Favre led Vikings had all but sealed the game when they came back late in the 4th to tie the game at 28 and after forcing the Saints to punt, the Vikings looked as though they had it wrapped up.
The Vikings took the punt and moved to the New Orleans 39 with 19 seconds left when Brett Favre was once again, the other side of himself. Rolling to his right, he threw a very bad pass that was picked off securing an overtime date with the Saints. The Saints got the ball to kick-off the extra period and Brett Favre got to watch.
The Saints moved down the field but they needed to convert on 3rd down a couple of times and on 4th and one as well from the Vikings 45. The Saints converted and a short time later, the Saints kicker put the game away to a raucous ovation from the local crowd sending the Saints to their first Super Bowl in team history.
Much like last year, the Jets and Brett Favre get to watch the Super Bowl from home.
In two weeks however, NFL fans will get a rare treat when the two most high powered offenses collide in the leagues biggest game. Saints vs. Colts, should be an incredible show.