NFL Odds – Saints Defense Super Bowl Betting

One man’s treasure is another man’s NFL odds treasure. At least that was the case with S Darren Sharper during the last off-season. And what an amazing journey it’s been for a man who went from an NFL odds has-been prior to the 2009 season all the way to the Pro Bowl and a key component of the Saints Super Bowl betting hopes.

Few teams in the NFL odds were interested in Sharper as an unrestricted free agent last season but the Saints, this year’s NFC rep in the Super Bowl betting odds took the chance on the aging safety and the rest is NFL odds history. Sharper led the league in INTs this season with 9, and also led the NFL odds with INTs returned for TDs (3).

It’s hard to imagine the Saints playing in the Super Bowl betting odds without him. He has been huge for this defense and arguably the best safety in the NFL this season. He will have to have a huge game in the Super Bowl betting contest if the Saints are going to win. The Saints will have to create turnovers (something they lead the NFL in with 46 TOs including the playoffs) if they want to win on Sunday.

But Peyton Manning is not a QB prone to INTs and had a TD/INT ratio in the regular season of 33/16. In the playoffs it’s an even more impressive 5/1 against much better defenses that the Saints. Sharper must get at least one pick or create an INT for his teammates for New Orleans to win the Super Bowl betting. Aside from Drew Bress, Sharper might be the second most important Saint on the field and he’s going to have to play like it.

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