Super Bowl: XLIV
Matchup: Saints vs. Colts
After Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Saints became a walking metaphor for their city: A beleaguered franchise that with a lot of effort and pride was going to pick itself back up. Behind quarterback Drew Brees and coach Sean Payton, the once-woeful Saints made it all the way to the Super Bowl, in 2009. With the Colts driving late and trying to tie the game, Saints cornerback Tracy Porter intercepted a pass from regular season MVP Peyton Manning and returned it 74 yards to seal the franchise's first Super Bowl championship.