Feb 7, 2010 ; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) returns an interception for a TD in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIV at Sun-Life Stadium. The Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
#1. Tracy Porter’s “Pick-6” Seals the Super Bowl Victory
After Lance Moore’s two-point conversion, the Colts got the ball back with over three minutes to play, and one of the all-time best under center in Peyton Manning.
It was one of the most nerve-wracking possessions in Saints history, and would ultimately be the most triumphant.
Manning managed to lead the Colts into Saints territory with the Championship on the line, but that would be as close as they came.
Tracy Porter intercepted Manning’s next pass — intended for Colts WR and New Orleans native Reggie Wayne — at the 26 yard line, and returned it 74 yards for the score.
As Porter raced towards the end zone, he raised the football above his head, a symbol of victory. The Saints had done it, they’d won Super Bowl XLIV.
Some of the best memories in Saints history came after that, the images of parties on Bourbon street, Drew Brees hoisting his son, Tom Benson kissing the Lombardi trophy.
These moments are dear to the hearts of all Saints fans, and reliving them fills us with the hope that new memories of victory are in the making…..