What a game. The game came down to two key plays in the second half. The beginning onsides kick was huge. It led to touchdown, the first touchdown in the game for New Orleans. Not only did it put the Saints ahead, it kept Peyton Manning off of the field. The second play was the interception brought back for a touchdown with the Colts driving to tie the game. It essentially ended the game, and the New Orleans Saints are the new champions of the NFL in their first Super Bowl ever.
The biggest surprise out of all of this was the terrible clock management by Manning in the fourth quarter. He not only threw a big interception, but he wasted too much time at the end. On the other side, Drew Brees, the MVP, was 32 for 39 for 288 yards and two touchdowns. With the Super Bowl win, Brees is now in the conversation for best quarterback in the league. What a win, and what a game. Although it isn’t much of an upset, it is still something very few people thought would happen.
Interestingly enough, Josh Smith picked them and more fans voted for them. The Saints win with the turnover, something they needed to do all season. The 26th ranked pass defense won the game.