Super Bowl XLIV is set as the Indianapolis Colts (16-2) will represent the AFC and the New Orleans Saints (15-3) will represent the NFC.
This is the first time since 1993 that two No. 1 seeds will meet in the Super Bowl.
Peyton Manning threw for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns leading the Colts to a 30-17 victory over the New York Jets. The Jets held a 17-6 lead in the first half but the Colts scored 24 unanswered points to end the Jets magical playoff run
Peyton Manning and the Colts will be going for their 2nd Super Bowl in 4 years.
Meanwhile, the Saints won a thriller, defeating the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 in OT on Garrett Hartley’s 40-yard game winning field goal.
The Vikings outgained the Saints 475 to 257 and won the time of possession game by nearly 9 minutes but the Vikings had 5 turnovers compared to the Saints who only turned the ball over once.
Brett Favre’s last pass in the 2007 NFC championship with the Green Bay Packers was an interception that led to an overtime loss to the New York Giants and it was the same story tonight for Favre.
Favre threw an interception deep into New Orleans territory in the closing seconds of regulation as the Vikings were just yards away from field goal range.
The Saints won the coin toss in overtime and never gave the ball back to Favre and the Vikings.
Favre’s costly interception may be his last pass of his NFL career as speculation has been rampant that the 40 year quarterback will actually retire following the season.
The Colts are early 3 point favorites.