Well, the odds are long. I’m higher on the Colts than the Saints.
So there’s a lesson there, and the lesson is this: While New Orleans and Indianapolis are good — and I mean real good — they may not be good enough to maintain their torrid paces. The last time the top two seeds entering the playoffs went to the Super Bowl it was 1993, and each had four losses. So there’s a history of good teams going bad in the playoffs, and there’s a history of top seeds going south. I like the Saints, and I like the Colts, and I like them a lot. But I like them now. One of them will not survive this grind, and it’s not something I see in either club that tells me. It’s something I see in the league’s history.