With Super Bowl XLIV (can we just go back to using 44 at this point?) in South Florida a mere 31 days away, it's never too early to start contemplating all the potential matchups, with all their juicy storylines. Taking in the sweep of the entire 12-team playoff field, at least while it lasts, here are my top 10 hoped-for Super pairings:
Can you say marquee matchup?
It'd be an every Manning for himself kind of Super Bowl, what with Peyton playing against his dad
Favre against the team he made that 2008 cameo with. I'm sure by now Jets fans have forgiven him for tanking at the end of the season and getting New York's head coach fired in the process.
I'm pretty sure things would get interesting as New York head coach
It was a blowout for the Saints in Week 12, but the Patriots would love to get another shot at slowing down the truck that hit them that Monday night in the Superdome.
We'd get a heaping dose of the mentor and the protégé coverage, courtesy of
A rematch of the Blooper Bowl, that forgettable Super Bowl V pairing that always makes the list of worst-played Super Bowls. (I suppose a Baltimore-Dallas Super Bowl would qualify as a rematch of another sort).