So, like most of America I’m really looking forward to the NFL playoffs. There should be a lot of good games in the coming weeks, and I’ll be watching one team in particular.

The New Orleans Saints have always been my favorite sports team, even in the bad times (which to be honest was most of the time). Like most Saints fans I grew accustomed to them losing year after year and never imagined they would actually win a Super Bowl in my lifetime. I remember sitting on my couch after they beat the Colts, stunned. I think it took a day or two for the win to sink in.

Of course, last year’s loss to Seattle was a huge letdown. However, after the changes in the offseason, I think the 2011 Saints are as good, if not better, than they were in 2009. That being said, I don’t expect the playoffs to be easy. Despite their awful defense, Green Bay is a hard match-up. The 49ers are going to be tough with that defense. I don’t fear the Giants or Falcons at this point, but the Lions do have me a bit nervous. Their offense is unbelievably explosive.

I think the Saints will win, but I expect it to be close.

Saints 38
Lions 35


8 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    So why didn't you mention you were born and raised about 30-35 miles from New Orleans? That's why their winning the Super Bowl was such a great moment. It was your home team!!

  2. Ha. Well, there is that too.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dude... I'm going to go ahead and put it out there:
    WE AIN'T GOING TO LAMBEAU!!!! The New York Giants have a better pass rush, better running backs, 2 HUGE receivers that catch everything, oh... And a freaking Manning. GIANTS OVER PACKERS!!! I SAID IT!!!!. Congratulations on your MVP Rodgers... Fat lotta good it did you.. But don't worry, Drew will take care of those mean old giants in the NFC Championship game... AT HOME...

  4. We'll see. I honestly think the Falcons have a pretty legit shot at beating the Giants. The Giants are just as inconsistent as Atlanta can be. However, I think neither team will win a second game.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just remember... I said it first.

    Good prediction on the score though... You're still in it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    So much for that.

    Oh & I forgot that you LIVE in Georgia.. Yeah, the falcons are done...

  7. Mike says:

    Go Saints. I was pretty pissed Sunday. I was on call and didn't think I was gonna catch the game with the crap going on. I managed to make it over to my buddy's house right around half-time, though. Super Bowl, here we come!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Well I guess that's another reason why we're not going to LAMBEAU....

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