By Zane Miller
On Sunday, February 4th, 2007, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI to win the 87th championship in NFL history. It was the fourth (and, as of this writing, most recent) championship for the Colts franchise as Colts quarterback Peyton Manning won the Super Bowl MVP Award. The game was held at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson won the 2006 MVP Award with 28 rushing touchdowns and 1,815 rushing yards, while Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor won the 2006 Defensive Player of the Year Award with two interceptions, nine forced fumbles and 13 and a half sacks.
Out of Playoffs: Denver Broncos (9-7), Green Bay Packers (8-8), Carolina Panthers (8-8), St. Louis Rams (8-8), Cincinnati Bengals (8-8), Tennessee Titans (8-8), Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8), Jacksonville Jaguars (8-8), Buffalo Bills (7-9), Atlanta Falcons (7-9), San Francisco 49ers (7-9), Minnesota Vikings (6-10), Miami Dolphins (6-10), Houston Texans (6-10), Washington Redskins (5-11), Arizona Cardinals (5-11), Cleveland Browns (4-12), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12), Detroit Lions (3-13), Oakland Raiders (2-14)
Out in first round: Dallas Cowboys (L 21-20 to Seahawks), New York Jets (L 37-16 to Patriots), New York Giants (L 23-20 to Eagles), Kansas City Chiefs (L 23-8 to Colts)
Out in second round: San Diego Chargers (L 24-21 to Patriots), Baltimore Ravens (L 15-6 to Colts), Philadelphia Eagles (L 27-24 to Saints), Seattle Seahawks (L 27-24 (OT) to Bears)
Out in third round: New Orleans Saints (L 39-14 to Bears), New England Patriots (L 38-34 to Colts)
Most passing touchdowns: #18 Peyton Manning (Colts)- 31 TD
Most rushing touchdowns: #21 LaDainian Tomlinson (Chargers)- 28 TD
Most receiving touchdowns: #81 Terrell Owens (Cowboys)- 13 TD
Most sacks: #56 Shawne Merriman (Chargers)- 17 sacks
Most forced fumbles: #99 Jason Taylor (Dolphins)- 9 FF
Most interceptions: #24 Champ Bailey (Broncos)- 10 INT & 1 TD
Best field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts): #3 Matt Stover (Ravens)- 28 for 30, 93.3%
Link to stats database: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2006/
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