One on One: Who will win the Super Bowl?

Colts

The Indianapolis Colts versus the New Orleans Saints looks to be the best Super Bowl matchup in recent memory.

While the Saints are a great story, reaching the Super Bowl for the first time, Indianapolis will win this game.

The Colts easily have the best player in the game, quarterback Peyton Manning. He has an uncanny ability to find ways to attack the opposing defense’s weak spots. With two weeks to prepare before the Super Bowl, Manning will be able to develop a game plan to expose the Saints’ defense.

Indianapolis also has a major advantage in experience. Just three years ago, the Colts sat in this very same position preparing for a Super Bowl matchup with the Chicago Bears.

The Super Bowl is a whole different animal compared to the rest of the playoffs. The pressure of the game and the media spotlight are magnified during the week. The Colts’ core group of players have experienced it while few of the Saints’ players have been in a Super Bowl.

The game will be decided by which team’s defense plays the best. The Colts’ defense will make more plays than the Saints’ defense and Indianapolis will win on a Matt Stover field goal as time expires.

-Alex Ross

Saints

We are down to the final game of the season, the game of all games, where winners shine and losers don’t get to go to Disney World.

This year, Peyton Manning will not be going to Disney World.

Instead Drew Brees and the Saints will walk into Miami and hand the Colts a Super Bowl loss.

Brees had the best completion percentage in the regular season, having completed more than 70 percent of his passes, and also having the most touchdown passes in the league with 34.

Combined with a balance of speed and power, Reggie Bush leads a dynamic rushing attack.

If Bush plays like he did in the Saints’ first playoff game against the Cardinals and if Brees can keep throwing to receivers Marques Colston and Robert Meachem, then the highest scoring team in the league will walk in to the Super Bowl XLIV and walk out with the Lombardi Trophy.

The young cornerbacks of the Colts will not be able to keep up with the passing attack that can come from all angles.

Nine different receivers have all caught passes for touchdowns this season. Expect Brees to put up huge numbers in this one.

-Hayden Shaver