Obviously I was pulling for him to get beat all game.
And I was screaming at the TV - get pressure on him, make him scramble!!! 'Cause of course that's how we won in 2005, getting him out of his comfort zone. Happy feet, and a loss.
But to my eye, the Saints seemed to not be able to get to him, and (notable exception the pick 6) didn't even seem to try and pressure him much.
Heard on the radio today that the Saints D was basically challenging Manning to win with the run, because they were going to cover his receivers heavily.
Though a good strategy against most QBs, but I never thought that would work against Manning - I always figured that given enough time (which he would get if the defense only rushed 3 or so), he WOULD find the open man and march downfield.
BOLD defensive scheme by the Saints, IMO.