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Unabated to the QB, Week 6: The Super BCS!

It’s every college football fan’s favorite week of the year: BCS Standings Release Week! In honor of the best part of college football, I put together my projection of the Super Bowl Championship Series. We can only dream that someday, this will be how the championship is determined.

Super Bowl Championship Series

1. New Orleans Saints

The Saints leapfrogged the idle Colts in both polls with their dismantling of the Giants on Sunday. All eyes are now on New Orleans’ divisional showdown with Atlanta a week from Monday.

2. Indianapolis Colts

It was a bad week for Peyton Manning and Co., who not only saw the Saints jump over them in their polls but now also have to worry about their divisional schedule strength. Tennessee’s 59-0 loss in New England and the continued unpredictability of Houston and Jacksonville mean Indy might not be able to survive a division loss.

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NFL Preview Bonanza: NFC South

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Last Season: 8-8

This Season: 10-6, NFC #3

In a division that’s become tougher and tougher, it’s about time the Saints justified their 2006 breakthrough. Drew Brees is still the best quarterback in the NFC by a wide margin, he has a ton of weapons in the receiving corps, and Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas are an excellent running back duo. Offense hasn’t been the concern in New Orleans for some time, though. The defense, however, should be good enough—and by that, I mean, just slightly worse than the league average—to allow the Saints to consistently outscore teams.

Is Brees the greatest quarterback in Saint history? I’d be interesting in seeing how New Orleans fans rated him next to Archie Manning. I think Brees beats the infamous Billy Joe Tolliver and even Bobby Hebert.

Tim’s favorite player in New Orleans Saint history is…: One of my favorite nicknames of all-time belongs to the late Craig “Ironhead” Heyward.

Of the Zest commercials? Oh yeah, of the Zest commercials.

A Great and Recent Saint Game: What the Mike Piazza home run was to New York, the Steve Gleason blocked punt was to New Orleans.

What about the lateral game? That was great too. Until, you know, they lost.

As a Giant fan, what other Saint game stands out? You mean the one that helped us get to the Super Bowl in 2000? That one stands out a lot. (We were toast against the Rams in Round 2.)

If the Saints were a Star Wars location, they would be: Cloud City. Everything’s a little bit different there, and if Sean Payton wants to get to the big game, he’s going to have to sell a part of his offense-only soul Lando Calrissian style to get there.

Did you know? The Saints have two playoff wins in their history.

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