So, boys and girls, your Super Bowl XLIV match-up is set: We'll see the Colts and the Saints duke it out down in Miami two weeks from now.
Anyone care to put down an early prediction?
I think Indy will have too much for "Dem Saints" and will take it by a double-digit margin, but that's just me.
What an entertaining Championship Sunday it was yesterday, with the Colts needing to come back from an 11-point deficit to top the Jets in the early game, and the Saints winning a see-saw battle over the Vikings in overtime in the late contest. Hope you guys enjoyed the games as much as I did.
For the Jets, the loss in Indianapolis brings an end to the playoff run of the Baltimore crew consisting of head coach Rex Ryan, linebacker Bart Scott, safety Jim Leonhard and others.
Ryan, the Ravens' former defensive coordinator, had a nice run with his group, and we got to see Leonhard (a fan and media favorite) make some huge plays down the stretch.
After meeting in the preseason this last year, the Jets and Ravens will get to square off in a regular season contest this season.
Meanwhile, the Vikings loss last night means one thing: We can officially kick off the 2010 edition of the Brett Favre retirement carousel.
That should be fun for everyone, huh?
While a few ex-Ravens saw their seasons end yesterday, one former Charm City favorite had his continue with a Colts win.
I'm obviously talking about Drew Willy, Indy's practice squad quarterback that was with the Ravens through offseason minicamps.
OK, OK give me a break. It's Monday morning.
Of course, the former Raven that will be a key part of the Colts' run at a Super Bowl ring is Matt Stover. Stover went a perfect 3-of-3 on field goals yesterday, and now he'll have a chance at holding the Lombardi trophy for the second time in his 20-year career.
It was announced during the game yesterday that Stover will become the oldest player in NFL history to appear in a Super Bowl. Congrats to him; that's a pretty cool thing to be a part of.