Not meaning to derail the thread, but you have to remember we lost those two games to a backup QB, RB, and punter. IMHO, the only SB that should have been ours was the Steelers year.
This argument is basically pointless seeing as neither of us could ever prove it to be true.
But I mean come on you don't believe we had a chance to win the Superbowl in 2007? We had a MUCH bettter defense than the year previous when we won it all. I mean after winning that magical superbowl in 2006, you did not think it was possible to win in 2007? Because I was truly shocked when we lost. To say we lost to a "Punter" is kind of a stretch. And by no means did we lose to a "back up" QB, rivers put up over 20 some points and Volek played MAYBE 2 possessions. I think you may be exaggerating for effect.
Again this is a rather irrelevant discussion. I am truly surprised you don't think the 07 or 08 Colts had it in them though, I mean they had built on 2006 and Manning was beginning to master the checkdown. Oh and did I mention Bob Sanders won Defensive player of the year that year? We had a significantly better Defense than the year we won the superbowl.