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Colts hoist the Lombardi trophy at MiamiBy Brian Beck
Assistant Sports Editor
The Indianapolis Colts entered a wet, rainy Miami on Feb. 4 to face the Chicago Bears in the Super Bowl and left with the Lombardi trophy after a 29-17 victory.
Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning led the Colts to victory by going 25-38 for 247 yards and a touchdown.
A historic game
The game was historic for multiple reasons.
Finally, the game was the first to feature two African-American head coaches.
The first points
After Hester’s historic kickoff return, The Bears came out strong defensively with Chris Harris intercepting a pass intended for Marvin Harrison.
A costly fumble
The Bears’ Robert Mathis fumbled the ensuing kickoff, however, giving the Colts the ball in Bears territory.
16 unanswered points
Adam Vinatieri would cap off a drive that started in the first quarter and went into the second with a 29 yard field goal to take the game to 14-9 Bears.
Bears’ last points
The Bears finally answered back with a 44-yard field goal from Robbie Gould to bring the score to 22-17.
Coach Lovie Smith would throw the red flag and challenge the play but the call on the field stood up, taking the score to 29-17 after the extra point.
Bears defense weak
The Bears couldn’t manage another score as the Indianapolis defense, one which many claimed to be very weak against the run, held tight.
Colts’ last Super Bowl win
In that game, the Baltimore Colts pulled off a 16-13 win despite seven turnovers.