tfunky14 wrote:SeaBass wrote
Just messing around. I thought the game against the saints would be a back and forth nail-biter. And seeing all of ESPNs experts, and this site, and pretty much every poll having far more people picking the Saints, it was hard to be too confident going into that one.
Indy is a better team than NO, on both sides of the ball, but I like the way we match-up. Peyton is the best regular season quarterback, probably of all-time. But, he's really only played lights-out for 1/2 a playoff game. So, as much as everyone says Rex is the X-factor, he's thrown more TDs and fewer INTs per game than Peyton in the playoffs so far.
If Peyton truly has the bad playoff performance monkey off his back, Grossman will need to play the game of his life for the Bears to be close. Just protecting the ball won't get it done. But, if Peyton plays closer to a "Bad Rex" style, we should be able to win this one w/ better D and special teams.