I give up, Saints are for real
All season I have doubted the Saints, waited for this team of cast-offs and prima-donnas to succumb to their reality that the sum of their parts weren't ever going to be enough to make it to the playoffs.
Now I believe the Saints are heading to the Super Bowl.
Following last night's complete dismantling of the Dallas Cowboys in Irving, the Saints are clearly the best team in the NFC. Not only that, the Saints are also playing the best football in the NFC. Division leaders Dallas and Seattle took losses and Chicago isn't going too far in the playoffs with its quarterback play. New Orleans, led by a poor man's Joe Montana, Drew Brees, just has all the horses necessary to take it to the house against anyone in the NFC.
Forget about hosting one playoff game in the Big Easy, I'm pretty confident the Saints will get two since the Bears' defense is too tired of carrying its offense all season to hold up in the post-season.
The rest of the schedule is at worst a 2-1 and the Saints now own the tiebreaker over the Cowboys and have a better conference and division record (8-1, 4-1!) than the Seahawks.
As proven during the middle of the season, N.O. still has a gap to make up when it comes to facing teams from the superior AFC. However, in a one-game winner takes all scenario, you only need to bridge that gap for one night.
And what a glorious night that would be ... but, I'm not willing to go that far!