Saints win it
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.--The New Orleans Saints are Super Bowl champions for the first time in their history.
They beat the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, here Sunday night.
Quarterback Drew Brees was named the game's most valuable player after completing 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns.
The Saints took the lead on a two-yard touchdown pass from Brees to tight end Jeremy Shockey with just less than six minutes to play, and cornerback Tracy Porter added a 74-yard touchdown on an interception return.
The Colts and their quarterback, Peyton Manning, were denied what would have been a second Super Bowl title in a span of four seasons.
"The Saints used to be the 'Aints," Porter said. "We were a team of destiny. We wanted to show everyone that we could do it."
Said Brees: "It's unbelievable. It's sunk it. But I don't know if I've accepted it, the road we all traveled to get to this point."
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