Top 10 Moments of the 2009 Season

The Top 10 Moments of the 2009 NFL Season: #1

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Alas, we have reached the top of the charts.

1. Who Dat! Brees and Saints conquer Colts to claim first NFL title.

During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIV, much of the talk regarded Peyton Manning and his soon-to-be status as perhaps the greatest quarterback to ever play the game. By Super Bowl Sunday’s end, the other quarterback was the one getting the lion’s share of attention.

Despite trailing 10-0 in the first half, New Orleans utilized the guile and cunning (and a well placed onside kick) of head coach Sean Payton to swing the game’s momentum early on in third quarter. Then, Drew Brees and the Saints offense went to work.

Brees’ precision passing helped New Orleans take a lead late in the fourth quarter. Leading 24-17, the Saints defense needed to put the game to bed. It was up to Peyton Manning  to lead the Colts into the endzone and towards a potential disaster for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell – a Super Bowl that heads into sudden death overtime.

The Colts crossed into Saints territory on the game’s pivotal drive but just like two weeks earlier, cornerback Tracy Porter turned out the lights.

Bob Lamey’s call…

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