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Looking Back: Colts win the Super Bowl over the Bears

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This could very well be Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning last Super Bowl appearance. We’ll look back to his lone Super Bowl win.

The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears, 29-17, at Super Bowl XLI from Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

The Colts were the favorites with a -6.5. Also, Manning was named the Super Bowl MVP.

This was the first Super Bowl match-up between two African-American head coaches. Tony Dungy with the Colts and Lovie Smith with the Bears.

The Colts took a 29-17 lead when Kelvin Hayden picked off Rex Grossman for a 56-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Robbie Gould made a 44-yard field goal with 1:14 left in the third quarter, as the Bears made it 22-17.

Adam Vinateri made back-to-back field goals for the 22-14 lead. Vinateri made a 20-yard field goal to make it 22-14 with 3:16 left in the third.

With 7:26 in the third, he made a 24-yard field goal, as the Patriots went up 19-14.

Dominic Rhodes scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown to make it 16-14. Vinateri made it 14-9 Bears when he made a 29-yard field goal.

Muhsin Muhammad caught a four-yard touchdown reception from Gossman for the 14-6 Bears lead with 4:34 left in the first quarter.

Reggie Wayne caught a 53-yard touchdown reception for Manning. However, the Vinateri extra point was missed.

Devin Hester gave the Bears a 7-0 lead when he returned a 92-yard kickoff for a touchdown.


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