We can talk about the stats:
Drew had a better season in every measureable way than Peyton; we actually HAVE a rushing game on offense, the Colts are essentially dead last in the NFL in rushing on offense; we have the better offensive line; we have the better defense when you look at stats that actually mean something - i.e. NOT yards allowed, but such things as passer rating allowed, forced turnovers, turnover ratio, and the BIG one, margin of victory.
No, not any of that is the final nail in the coffin (although they are indeed very important, valid, and effective nails), the real, final nail in the coffin is in this photograph:
Yes, it is undated, and my good friend Glenn put "Jan" instead of "Feb", but there are two (moderately) reliable witnesses to the fact that it was written and signed the night of the Saints second preseason game, by a very drunk, but also quite confident ME.
So there it is, the final proof. This napkin, with my signature, has been held in Blacksburg, VA since the night it was written and signed, and I have given my word that if the Saints don't win the Super Bowl, I will eat this napkin.
I WILL NO BE EATING THIS NAPKIN!
(...and yes, I'm kidding - the actual reason is that they're the better team, despite all the media man-love of Peyton Manning and how he is single-handedly going to make up for all of the deficiencies that the Colts have when the cold light of day shines on which team is more balanced and talented on both sides of the ball, and special teams. However, I did recognize in advance that this Saints team was going to be special, so I get a cookie for it, right? :-) )
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