The Saints of New Orleans 02/07/2010 Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl. The Saints grabbed control of the game when they began the second half with an on-side kick, which caught the Colts and everyone else watching off surprise. They then went on to score 21 points in a row, including three touchdowns passes from quarterback Drew Brees to wide receiver Marques Colston. The victory gave new life to the Saints franchise, who had been struggling financially until then.
Can you believe it's been 10 years since Tom Brady and Peyton Manning faced off in a Super Bowl? Well, it was all for nothing for the Indianapolis Colts as they were beaten by the New Orleans Saints by a score of 28-13. It was one of the most memorable games of the decade and certainly didn't deserve its poor rating of 7.1/10 on SBS. The game was also notable for being the first ever post-season match up between former NFL MVPs Brady and Manning. The two have met twice before in the regular season only to have one of them come out on top. This time however was different as Brady proved himself as the better player by leading his team to victory.
It was a close call between these two teams throughout the entire game with neither side able to build any sort of advantage. The Saints scored first when quarterback Drew Brees found wide receiver Marques Colson for a touchdown pass.
The Patriots of New England The New England Patriots stunned football fans everywhere on February 3, 2002, when they defeated the strongly fancied St. Louis Rams, 20-17, to win their first Super Bowl. To win the game, Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri hit a 48-yard field goal as the time expired. The victory gave head coach Bill Belichick his third Super Bowl win and his second with the Patriots.
Before this season, the last time the Patriots had won the Super Bowl was in 2001, when they beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-21. With this victory, New England has now won five of the last six Super Bowls-the only loss coming in 2000 when Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre suffered a knee injury that ended his season-and turned into one of the greatest dynasties in NFL history.
When the Rams played their first game in St. Louis in 1946, they lost to the Chicago Cardinals, 7-0. They finished with a record of 4-10-but those were the years when the NFL had a 10-team league. So the Rams did not have a chance to play for anything other than survival. Over the next few seasons, however, they improved their record every year, culminating with a 9-3-1 mark in 1949 that was good for first place in the Pacific Coast Conference (which became known as the American Football League after 1950).
While the Chiefs were the top seed in the AFC, Tampa Bay was the fifth seed in the NFC and became the first wildcard club to win a Super Bowl since the Green Bay Packers 10 years ago following a stunning playoff run.
However, the Tampa Bay defense dominated the contest. Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon threw a Super Bowl record five interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns. The Buccaneers also sacked Gannon five times and scored 34 consecutive points to build a 34-3 lead late in the third quarter.