Stud of the game: Tracy Porter. I know Drew Brees won MVP (because really, the winning QB almost always gets MVP), but Tracy Porter's pick in the fourth quarter was what really sealed the win, putting the Colts in a 14 point hole with just over 3 minutes left in the game.
The Colts owned the first quarter, but the Saints pretty much owned the rest of the game. Key plays, in addition to Tracy Porter's pick, included the surprise onside kick to start the second quarter, the challenge on the successful two-point conversion, Matt Stover's missed field goal and the fact that Garrett Hartley nailed three long ones. And the fact that the Peytonator spent the entire second quarter watching the game from the sidelines, which was exactly what the Saints needed to do. You beat Peyton by keeping him off the field.
Congratulations to the Saints. Eagles fans will miss you in the "never won a Super Bowl" club. This is gonna be one hell of a last week of Mardi Gras season.
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