Who Dat? New Orleans Saints Win Super Bowl XLIV, Brees MVP
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Rallying from a 10-point deficit against the great Peyton Manning, the Saints dominated the fourth quarter and pulled out a 31-17 victory over the highly favored Colts Sunday night in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium. Quarterback Drew Brees tied a Super Bowl record with 32 completions, hitting 32 of 39 for 288 yards and two touchdowns. He was named the MVP. Coach Sean Payton devised a masterful game plan that had the Saints offense rolling on all cylinders after being down by 10 after the first quarter.
Manning (31-for-45, 333 yards), pulling a Bill Belichick, walked off the field immediately after the game, avoiding the traditional congratulatory handshake.