Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV Champions.
It ended up being the third consecutive great Super Bowl match up and I thought for a while that we were going to have the first Super Bowl overtime.
Drew Brees was terrific after a shaky first quarter, but a lot of the praise has to go the the Saints coaching staff. Indianapolis jumped out to a quick 10 point lead and it looked liked this was going to be a blowout. But Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams adjusted his game plan and held the Colts to only 7 points over the rest of the game.
Then their is the gunslinger, Saints head coach Sean Payton, who shocked everyone by starting the second half with an onside kick. New Orleans recovered the ball and marched down the field and scored on running back Pierre Thomas’s 16-yard receiving touchdown.
Joseph Addai’s four-yard run put the Colts back on top but the Saints answered with a Jeremy Shockey touchdown to put the Saints up by seven.
Then came the throw that will give Payton Manning nightmares all summer. He through a terrible pass in the direction of Wayne, I think, and Tracy Porter jumped the roite and took the ball to the house for a 70+ yard touchdown.