Let's return to early September, when Your Humble Narrator posted the following in response to an article by Don Banks:
If Green Bay has home field advantage
…as they do in Banks’ scenario, this may very well be the outcome. But he has the Saints going 11-5; in fact, they’re going to go 13-3, so they’ll play Green Bay in the Dome. And beat them. And go on to destroy New England in the Super Bowl. This has been written where what is written must be.
Well, the Saints accomplished part one of that prediction: 13-3. Plus, if we play the Pack, it will have to be in the Dome. Here's the scenario: Philadelphia beats Dallas, Green Bay shreds Arizona again; then the Saints defeat the Eagles and the Packers break Brett Favre's heart in Minneapolis.
That puts the Packers in the Dome for the NFC Championship game.
I still can't come up with a realistic scenario that puts New England in the Super Bowl, however. But if it's written, it's written...