Monday, February 26, 2007
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Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
What about Peyton Manning you may be saying? Look, I haven't trusted Peyton Manning in the Big Game since he flopped against Nebraska his senior year at Tennessee. Oh yeah, he also never beat Florida the entire time he was in college. The Colts squeak by the Patriots, at home, thanks to some huge drops at inoppurtune times by the Pats receivers, and everyone thinks he's got the monkey off his back. Well, it isn't gone unless he goes through Brian Urlacher and the Bears today, and believe me when I say number 54 in the navy jersey wants this game every bit as much as number 18 in the white jersey will.
Did I mention special teams? Yes, but let me be more specific: Devin Hester, Robbie Gould, Brad Meynard, and Adrian Peterson.
Devin Hester is a return man of Desmond Howard ability or better. Plus he's playing in Miami, where he also played his college ball at the U.
Robbie Gould is solid at placekicker and led the leauge in scoring (for kickers).
Brad Meynard is the rare master of the angled punt and can place the ball inside the 20 consistently.
Adrain Peterson? Yes, the Bears number 3 tailback would be starting on some teams, but his tackling on kick coverage never fails to impress me. This guy's a gamer.
So, final prediction: Bears 30, Colts 17.