Game day is finally here. After all the hype and hoopla it is time to play ball! One the things that I love about the Super Bowl, is how everyone has an opinion about the game. People who have not watched an NFL game all year will give their “expert opinion” on who is going to win. With that being said I will now give my analysis of the game.
In the Super Bowl there is always an x-factor player who no one expected to have a big impact on the games outcome. For the Bears, players I think that can have a big impact on the game are return specialist Devin Hester and cornerbacks Nathan Vasher and Charles Tillman. The Colts have been known to have special team break downs repeatedly and if it happens in this game Devin Hester could be the games MVP just as Desmond Howard was in Super Bowl XXXI for the Green Bay Packers.
The Bears defense is know as a Tampa II defense but in reality they have played man coverage about 50% of the time especially in the playoffs. The Bears cornerbacks will most likely play man coverage against the Colts wide receivers to keep Dallas Clark from putting up big numbers like he did in the AFC title game. If Nathan Vasher and Charles Tillman for the Bears have big games it could be a long day for the Colts.
With the Bears looking to keep Colts wide receivers from having a big game, the Colts running game could be the difference for the Colts. With so much focus on Peyton Manning and Colts receivers, Dominic Rhodes and Joseph Addai could be the games MVPs. The Bears two running backs have gotten all the attention the past two weeks so Dominic Rhodes and Joseph Addai should be out to prove they are just as talented.
After the Colts beat New England many of the players and the fans were acting as they just won the Super Bowl. Will the Colts have a let down like Philadelphia did two years ago, when they finally reached the Super Bowl? I would not be surprised to see the Colts come out flat as they did in the AFC title game. Luckily for the Colts, the Bears offence is not high powered. In the end all the close games the Colts played this year will payoff and the Colts offence will force the Bears offence to keep pace and Rex Grossman will make some mistakes. Peyton Manning has come too far to let this slip through his hands. Colts 34 Bears 24