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Saints and Colts to Spar in Big Bowl

Saints and Colts to Spar in Big Bowl

Published January 25, 2010

For the first time, the two NFL teams seeded No.1 at the beginning of the season – the NFC’s New Orleans Saints and AFC’s Indianapolis Colts – will compete in the Super Bowl.

A 40-yard field goal in overtime by a little-known kicker could become as famous as jambalaya in these parts. The New Orleans Saints, a team with no home and an uncertain future five years ago, are heading for their first Super Bowl. By battering Brett Favre and beating the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 Sunday, they set off celebrations on Bourbon Street that locals never could have imagined in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

In Indianapolis, the jubilation was just a great as four-time MVP Peyton Manning led his team back to the big game for a fourth time. He threw three touchdown passes and the Colts rallied from an 11-point, first-half deficit to beat the New York Jets 30-17 Sunday in the AFC championship game.

Written by <P>By The Associated Press</P>

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