THREE REASONS TO LIKE THE COLTS (-5) OVER THE SAINTS
The game boils down to Peyton Manning and his ability to break down a defense. He torched the Jets and will torch the Saints.
Except for a porous Cardinals defense, the Saints have had trouble scoring and will not be able to keep up with the Colts.
The Saints will try to blitz, as they did to Kurt Warner and Brett Favre. If they do, they will pay for it.
THREE REASONS TO LIKE THE SAINTS-COLTS UNDER (57)
This is a tough number because both teams can score, but the Saints have been sputtering lately.
If the Colts have a lead in the second half, Manning will kill the clock with long drives.
With the emphasis on the offenses, watch one of the defenses step up.
TWO WEEKS AGO: 1-1