New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Odds Preview

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Super Bowl odds have the New Orleans Saints as a 4.5 point underdog against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

The Saints are a capable underdog though in Super Bowl betting with the #1 offense in the NFL.

Super Bowl odds stats had New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees setting the NFL’s single-season record this season with a 70.6 percent completion mark.  It is not a coincidence either as Brees and his receivers take extra time to get it right. "Drew will make us run the route and put the ball in a certain place, or maybe he just didn’t get the ball to a certain receiver on a route we ran in practice," receiver Devery Henderson said. "It makes you work on your concentration because we’re already tired and ready to go in. He does a good job of putting the football where we either make a play or it’s incomplete."

Just how capable is the New Orleans offense in Super Bowl betting?  Seven different Saints finished with at least 35 catches this season. Super Bowl odds had each one those players leading the team in catches in at least one game. "It’s pretty incredible," said Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey, "Drew does a great job of finding the people who are open (when) you think they’ve gotten something covered. If you try to take away one player, the other guy steps up. There have been some great opportunities."  Any player could be the star for the Saints in Super Bowl odds. "It’s fun because you don’t really know whose day it’s going to be," Saints wide receiver Lance Moore said, "Anyone can have a big day. That’s the thing that makes this offense roll." It is hard to keep up with all of the weapons for New Orleans. Super Bowl betting indicates that they have receivers Marques Colston, Henderson, Moore and Robert Meachem.  The tight ends are Shockey and David Thomas.  Plus the Saints have two great receiving backs in Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas who can impact Super Bowl odds.

Don’t sleep on the New Orleans running game as you look at Super Bowl odds. The Saints were sixth in the NFL this season in rushing. Pierre Thomas is a very capable running back who can pound a defense and impact Super Bowl betting. "I love running the ball inside," Thomas said.

The Saints don’t have a great defense so they rely upon forcing turnovers.  For the Saints to win in Super Bowl odds their defense has to force turnovers and for most of the season that is exactly what they did.

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