And the chains they crash like thunder
While the weak ones all retreat
Gotta draw first blood
Or they'll read your funeral rights
When the lightning strikes
I'm still superstitious enough to go with the Aerosmith for the second week in a row. You probably saw my B/R article already on my continued fears about Rivers. Incidentally, those of you that worried about and for me when I began writing pieces over there will want to read this article on Bleacher Report. All I'll say, is that I still feel like it's been a good arrangement.
As I mentioned in the aforementioned piece, I know that tomorrow night's game is inconsequential compared to the Denver game the following week. But for my confidence in this team, it's a huge deal. Let's be honest, no one thinks that they can win tomorrow. Between the Saints being "due" at 0-4 and Brees having a big game the previous week, the stage seems set for them to get their first victory.
Factor in the face that the NFL is letting Payton attend the game to watch Brees break Johnny U's record and you've got everyone pulling for New Orleans. Brees and Payton built a system that utilizes Drew's strengths better than anything Brian Schottenheimer could cook up. I'm sure you remember, FAITHFUL READER, that Brees played in a spread offense at Purdue.