http://budurl.com/WatchNFLLiveThe New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts will meet in Super Bowl XLIV after two thrilling conference title games. The New Orleans Saints, a team with no home and an uncertain future five years ago, are heading for their first Super Bowl. By battering Brett Favre(notes) and beating the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 Sunday, they set off celebrations on Bourbon Street that locals never could have imagined in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.“This is for everybody in this city,” said coach Sean Payton, the architect of the Saints’ turnaround. “This stadium used to have holes in it and used to be wet. It’s not wet anymore. This is for the city of New Orleans.”
http://budurl.com/WatchNFLLive The Jets are in the AFC Championship for just the third time since Joe Namath led the then-young franchise to an AFL title in 1968, and the first since 1998, when the Bill Parcells-coached edition of the team was a 23-10 loser to the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. A 1982 shutout loss to the Miami Dolphins ranks as the team's only other experience on the conference title stage. The history of the organization, then, would seem to be stacked against a Jets win, though recent NFL history is not. With a victory on Sunday, the Jets can join the 2005 Steelers and 2007 Giants as the third team in the last five seasons to reach the Super Bowl after winning three consecutive road games as a wild card entry. Both the Steelers and Giants won Super Bowls. If the Jets are the scrappy underdog, the Colts are the regal pure-bred that would seem to have a reservation for the winner's circle. After remaining undefeated until after Christmas and clinching homefield advantage in the AFC with three games to spare, that top-seeded Indianapolis finds itself in a position to reach its second Super Bowl in the past four years is a surprise to absolutely no one, least of all the Colts themselves.