Manning upset in XLIV, upsets 50

On February 7, 2010, Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 Super Bowl victory over Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The Colts started the game ahead with 10 points in the first quarter, the score was in their favor 10-6 at the end of the first half. the Saints dominated the second half 25-7.

Brees completed 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards while Manning completed 31 of 45 for 333 yards.

Manning, the regular season MVP, was not making it look easy for the underdog Colts. The Saints came to the game and won because they had more heart.

The Saints didn’t claim their franchise’s first National Championship in vain. The team dedicated the win to the city recovering from damage called by Hurricane Katrina. Brees said, “We played for our city. We played for the entire Gulf Coast region. We played for the entire Who Dat nation that has been behind us every step of the way.”

Fast forward to today and see Manning and the Denver Broncos take the victory over Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in what could be his ‘last rodeo.’

 

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