Posts Tagged ‘Super Bowl XLIV’

Brees spreads the love on scoring drive

Drew Brees was perfect on the Saints last scoring drive, completing all seven of his attempts on the drive to seven different receivers.

Colts’ pass rush dwindling

Saints QB Drew Brees isn’t under any pressure, and Colts DE Dwight Freeney‘s injured ankle might be slowing him down as the Super Bowl progresses.

Sean Payton for MVP?

We all know a coach can’t win the Super Bowl MVP. And we know this game is far from over. But if the Saints win, coach Sean Payton will have been a big part of the reason why.

The Dallas Clark dilemma

Colts tight end Dallas Clark’s domination of safety Roman Harper is putting Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in a quandary when it comes to play-calling.

Payton’s play-calling brilliant

Sean Payton has earned a reputation for being a brilliant play-caller during his tenure in New Orleans, and his beautifully scripted scoring drive to open the second half of Super Bowl XLIV showcased his masterful talents.

How ’bout the Who Dat in the second quarter?

The Saints turned the tables in the second quarter of Super Bowl XLIV and dominated the Colts.

Colts stop Thomas cold on fourth down

A fourth-down gamble by the Saints late during the second quarter didn’t pay off.

Freeney makes an impact

The Saints cut the Colts’ lead to 10-3.

Saints in trouble

The Colts scored on each of their first two drives while the Saints sputtered.

Saints get back to basics

The Saints’ return to basics keyed their first Super Bowl scoring drive.

Dissecting Manning’s touchdown to Garcon

NFL.com analysts Pat Kirwan and Gil Brandt break down the Super Bowl’s first scoring drive.

Colts turn to ground game, Addai early

The Colts’ lightly regarded running game is giving the Saints fits behind Joseph Addai’s workmanlike effort.

Scoring first has good, bad history

Teams that score first are 28-15 all-time in Super Bowls, but have also lost five of the last eight.

Fairytale factor gives Saints an edge

The only thing left is the usual rather lame prediction. But, basing my theory on the truly original and totally Brit-oriented fairytale factor (i.e. using the idea of the winner being the one with the most ‘romantic’ storyline) from the 16 years since I first started covering the Super Bowl, I can exclusively reveal that…

Sideline scene: From Condoleezza to Demi

It’s about 30 minutes before kickoff, and the scene around the field at Sun Life Stadium is still frenzied and electric. And it’s not just because AC/DC is playing inside the stadium.

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