Yesterday, Florio and I posted three keys to a Saints victory.
We see this as a very even matchup, and one reason the Saints look like even money to us is their guard combination of Carl Nicks and Jahri Evans.
“They are the nastiest guard duo in the league,” center Jonathan Goodwin said. “I’ve never seen so many people get tossed on the football field as this year. I’ve seen Carl just take guys and throw them.”
Nicks and Evans have a competition each game to see how can get the most pancake blocks.
“I hear Carl talking about, ‘I just got a ‘cake Jahri, how many do you got?” Goodwin said. “They’re counting pancakes. I just try to keep up.”
(Mmmm . . . pancakes.)
Evans told me the Colts present problems with their speed at defensive tackle, but the Saints will welcome a war between interior linemen. We expect to see plenty of inside rushes from New Orleans Sunday.