The New Orleans Saints won its first Super Bowl in franchise history, beating the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday night in Miami.
According to ESPN, the Saints have served as a symbol of hope for the city of New Orleans that is still recovering in the wake of Hurricane Katrina which crushed much of the city in 2005.
Entering the game as underdogs, the Saints came back from a 10-0 deficit that was sparked by a risky onside kick call by coach Sean Payton at the beginning of the second half, reports CNN. The Saints went on to outscore the Colts 25-7 in the second half and brought the city of New Orleans its first Super Bowl victory.
USA Today reported that the Saints, who have no MVP award winners on their team, knocked out a combined 9 MVP awards won by quarterbacks Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, and Kurt Warner by beating their teams en route to the championship.