Baltimore Sun Super Bowl picks

Sun sportswriters and WJZ's Mark Viviano predict the winner

February 07, 2010

Baltimore Sun picks
Each week, Sun columnists and NFL reporters, plus WJZ's Mark Viviano, will pick NFL games (not against the spread). Super Bowl XLIV Colts vs. SaintsEdward Lee Last games: 1-1 Overall: 184-82Saints, 35-33 New Orleans deserves it after enduring Hurricane Katrina. Drew Brees passes for 3 TDs, but Darren Sharper is named MVP after returning an INT for a TD and forcing Pierre Garcon to fumble on the final series of the game. Kevin Cowherd Last games: 2-0 Overall: 178-88Colts, 28-24 Peyton Manning and the Colts' offense are just playing at a higher level now. Unlike, say, The Who.Mike Preston Last games: 2-0 Overall: 177-89Colts, 31-21 Colts have the most complete team in the NFL, and they also have the best QB. Peter Schmuck Last games: 1-1 Overall: 176-90Saints, 31-27 The Colts are the better team, but a deflected Manning pass is going to make the difference in a classic Super Bowl.Jamison Hensley Last games: 2-0 Overall: 171-95Saints, 30-27 The Saints are destined to win, so Brees out-duels Manning.Ken Murray Last games: 1-1 Overall: 170-96Colts, 34-24 Manning is the best player in the NFL. After slicing up the Ravens' and Jets' defenses, he will have a field day against the Saints.WJZ's Mark Viviano Last games: 1-1 Overall: 168-98Colts, 33-30 Matt Stover's game-winning field goal earns him an uncapped contract with the Ravens.
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