The New Orleans Saints are your Super Bowl Champions. The Saints rode the momentum from an onside kick recovery to 25 second-half points and their first-ever NFL title, beating the Colts, 31-17, a score that one would have had to be a genius to predict.
“We just believed in ourselves and we knew that we had an entire city and maybe an entire country behind us,” said Brees, the game’s MVP. “What can I say? I tried to imagine what this moment would be like for a long time, and it’s better than expected.
“Four years ago who ever thought this would be happening when 85 percent of the city was under water from (Hurricane) Katrina?” Brees said. “Most people not knowing if New Orleans would ever come back or if the organization and the team would come back. … This is the culmination of that belief and that faith.”–Y! Sports.
The game was iced when Tracey Porter ran a Peyton Manning pass back 74 yards for another Saints TD and a 14-point lead. Manning’s subsequent drive stalled out and the celebration was on. The win is the culmination of a feel-good season for the Gulf region; if there’s anything that the city of New Orleans needed, it was another excuse to get totally drunk out of their minds.