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This site outlines some metrics not often discussed about the two Superbowl XLI teams, such as Salary per Yard, Salary per Touchdown and others.
These reports may answer some questions like: Who is the best passer/rusher/receiver or defender for the money?
These reports are nice, interactive analysis tools.
Peyton Manning can’t win the big games. (CHECK vs. KC, Baltimore, NE & Chicago.) Peyton Manning (like Marino) is one of the best quarterbacks to never win the Superbowl. (Monkey jettisoned.) We’ll get’em next year. (Maybe, since we are beginning the next dynasty). The Colts have a good offense, but they have one of the worst defenses (especially against the run) in all of the NFL. (See highlights from any post-season game.) “Dome” teams don’t play well in Superbowls. (Huh?) “Dome” teams don’t play well in incliment weather. (Did any notice how much it rained during XLI?)
Superbowl XLI Game Stats here.
What is BIGGER than the Superbowl?
According to Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts:
According to Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears:
Visit Beyond the Ultimate to see more.
This from Google Trends:
The above graph shows the volume of search traffic and news reference of the term “Colts” (in blue…of course) and the term “Bears” (in orange…go figure).
Is this just the difference between a “small market” team (re: Indianapolis Colts) and a “large market” team (re: Chicago Bears)?
Even with the most specatcular offensive in the NFL for the past few seasons, the talk of the town this post season has been our Defense.
BTW, here are a few cool football-related sites:
for the Colts, notice the “D-Fence” and the “Off-Fence”