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By Zane Miller

On Sunday, February 7th, 2010, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV to win the 90th championship in NFL history. It was the first (and, as of this writing, only) championship for the Saints franchise as Saints quarterback Drew Brees won the Super Bowl MVP Award. The game was held at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning won back-to-back MVP Awards with 33 passing touchdowns and 4,500 passing yards, while Packers cornerback Charles Woodson won the 2009 Defensive Player of the Year Award with nine interceptions, four forced fumbles and two sacks.

Out of Playoffs: Atlanta Falcons (9-7), Houston Texans (9-7), Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7), San Francisco 49ers (8-8), Denver Broncos (8-8), New York Giants (8-8), Carolina Panthers (8-8), Tennessee Titans (8-8), Miami Dolphins (7-9), Chicago Bears (7-9), Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9), Buffalo Bills (6-10), Seattle Seahawks (5-11), Oakland Raiders (5-11), Cleveland Browns (5-11), Kansas City Chiefs (4-12), Washington Redskins (4-12), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-13), Detroit Lions (2-14), St. Louis Rams (1-15)

Out in first round: New England Patriots (L 33-14 to Ravens), Cincinnati Bengals (L 24-14 to Jets), Green Bay Packers (L 51-45 (OT) to Cardinals), Philadelphia Eagles (L 34-14 to Cowboys)

Out in second round: San Diego Chargers (L 17-14 to Jets), Dallas Cowboys (L 34-3 to Vikings), Arizona Cardinals (L 45-14 to Saints), Baltimore Ravens (L 20-3 to Colts)

Out in third round: Minnesota Vikings (L 31-28 (OT) to Saints), New York Jets (L 30-17 to Colts)

Most passing touchdowns: #9 Drew Brees (Saints)- 34 TD

Most rushing touchdowns: #28 Adrian Peterson (Vikings)- 18 TD

Most receiving touchdowns: #81 Randy Moss (Patriots)- 13 TD & 1,264 yds

Most sacks: #92 Elvis Dumervil (Broncos)- 17 sacks

Most forced fumbles: #95 Shaun Phillips (Chargers)- 7 FF

Most interceptions: #42 Darren Sharper (Saints)- 9 INT, 3 TD & 376 yds

Best field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts): #1 Neil Rackers (Cardinals)- 16 for 17, 94.1%

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