Super Bowl odds opened with the Saints as a 5-point Super Bowl betting dog against the AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts but the game is far from a lock for Indy. The Saints demonstrated to everyone wagering with the Super Bowl odds that they are a potent team that can score from anywhere on the field.
They also look to be a resourceful Super Bowl betting commodity as they forced the Vikings into 5 turnovers to, in essence, steal the Super Bowl gambling opportunity. The Saints bring an impressive record of 15-3 straight up and 9-9 against the spread to the Super Bowl odds board.
The Saints will enter action with the Super Bowl odds as one of the most explosive teams to ever take the field on a Super Sunday as they ranked 1st in the NFL for scoring this year. The Saints success against a tough Viking defense was a great indicator for action with the Super Bowl odds.
Drew Brees threw for 197 yards and 3 touchdown passes in the win. The Saints defense was much maligned entering playoff action but the battered and bruised Viking quarterback Brett Favre into submission. Favre threw 2 interceptions while the Vikings lost 3 fumbles.
New Orleans was extended to overtime by the Vikings as Minnesota had a good shot to be the NFC team posted on the Super Bowl odds board.
But in the final seconds of regulation time the Vikings were nailed for a disastrous 12 man in the huddle penalty which forced them into a long passing situation in which Favre was intercepted after trying to force a pass across his body.
New Orleans got the spot on the Super Bowl odds board when they got a 40-yard field goal on their first possession of OT. Tracy Porter of the Saints was one of the heroes with that late interception to send the game into overtime.
He will be a key factor for the Saints with the Super Bowl odds against Peyton Manning. “Our defense has the will and determination to put that fatigue behind us and come out and make a play,” said Porter.