By all indications, this should be a repeat of last week’s Superdome curbstomping that the Saints put on the Giants, only with a lighter shade of blue despair. It would be nice if NBC doesn’t see fit to copy ESPN and show six hours of mumbling game plan meetings between Drew Brees and Sean Payton in a drab hotel conference room. Bob Costas will half a halftime denunciation ready. He will decry the meetings as boastful and overly stimulating. Then Costas will demand that a plain text crawl of his musings replace al other visuals.

Nothing to do with the impending blowout, but what’s going on with The Matron Saint’s giant ’80s hair? A reference to the old Sarah Palin sportscasting days? Dropping hints that she and Tyler Palko deserve to be as one? Your guess is as good as mine.