Superbowl MVP Drew Brees

In a match-up of two the the greatest quarterbacks in the game today it was Drew Brees out-gunning four time league MVP Peyton Manning en route to a 31-17 victory in Superbowl XLIV.  Brees led New Orleans to their first title in franchise history while completing 32 of 39 passes for two touchdowns and Superbowl MVP.  His 32 completions we’re a Superbowl record tying Tom Brady in the process. While much hype surrounded the favored Colts QB Peyton Manning’s ability to come back all season long, Brees was the one to fearlessly lead his troops back from a deficit of 10-0 and keep the pressure on Indianapolis.  The Colts jumped on the Saints with a 38 yd Matt Stover field goal followed by a 19 yd strike from Manning to WR Pierre Garcon at the end of the first quarter.  Brees stuck to game plan and took what the Colts gave him closing out the half with 2 field goals (46, 44) by K Garrett Hartley to trail 10-6. With Indy set to recieve the ball at halftime Saint’s Head Coach Sean Payton showed a serious case of testicular fortitude and elected for the onside kick which not only gave the Saints the ball but also a huge shift in uncle mo (momemtum) as well.  Brees slowly disecected the Colts D before connecting on a 16 yd touchdown to running back Pierre Thomas on a screen pass giving the New Orleans their first lead at 13-10.  Not to be outdone, the Colt’s Manning led his team on a 96 yd touchdown drive (longest in Superbowl history) capped off by a 4 yd run by RB Joseph Addai reclaiming the lead at 17-13. Another Hartley field goal closed out the third quarter and it was Brees’ time to shine come money time.  After a miss by the Colt’s Stover,  Brees drove the Saints to paydirt with pin point accuracy and hooked up with Tight End Jeremy Shockey for the go ahead score with 5:42 remaining in the contest.  After a successful two point conversion gave the Saints a seven point lead it was what the entire world wanted to see,  Peyton Manning with the ball in his hands with a chance to send the game to overtime.  Then on the grandest stage of all the unthinkable happened.  Cornerback Tracy Porter jumped a slant pass from Manning and took it 75 yds to the house and the clinching touchdown.  The Saints finally won their first Lombardi Trophy and the party has just gotten started for the city of New Orleans.