February 8th, 2010 19:45 EST
Saints Upset Colts and Win Super Bowl
Well, in a thousand years; I would have never guessed the Saints would upset the Colts in the Super Bowl. Last night the Saints made history by winning their first Super Bowl ever in their franchise history with good defensive plays and better offense in the second half. They beat the Colts 31-17.
In the first half of the game the Colts put on their running attack chipping away at the front line of the Saint with draw plays and in your face rushes. The Saints looked like they may have been a bit confused on how to stop the running attack of the Colts. Manning kept driving the offense forward as most of the first half of the game was plague by field goals.
The second half is when the excitement really kicked into high gear. Some of the most memorable plays this Super Bowl will be remembered for was the surprise on side kick by the Saints in the second half and they recovered the ball. This really proved to switch the momentum towards the Saints and looked like it added a spar to the team.
The big play that was the turning point in the game was the 74-yard interception return by Tracy Porter which proved to be the final nail in the coffin for the Saints to win. The Saints defense was ranked 25th in the National Football League but proved to almost play like they were in the top five rankings.
Drew Brees performed well in the game and tied a Super Bowl record with 32 completions and his last completion was the touchdown to Jeremy Shockey which was the last game winning points by the Saints.
After the game, Manning slowly walked back to the sideline and commented with, "It`s time for the Saints to celebrate," he said. "It`s their field and it`s their championship." (Manning, 2009, Coloradodaily.com).
Although the Colts were favored to win, the Saints met the challenge of defeating one of the best teams in the NFL with in my opinion one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. You can`t take anything away from the Colts, they played well but as I have always said, any team can beat any team on any given day.
Manning quote in article is from: Ticketwindow, Coloradodaily.com, (2010) New Orleans Saints win Super Bowl 31-17 over Indianapolis Colts, Associated Press, (http://www.coloradodaily.com).