FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Chicago Bears cornerback Devin Hester (23) scores on a 92-yard kickoff return against the Indianapolis Colts to open NFL football's Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. The Colts won 29-17. (AP Photo/Kevork Djans
Kevork Djansezian, File
January 20, 2016

Super Bowl 41

Feb. 4, 2007

At Miami-74,512

Indianapolis .6.10..6..7-29

Chicago 14..0..3..0-17

Peyton Manning of the Colts added a Super Bowl MVP award to his long list of achievements. He was 25 of 38 for 247 yards and a touchdown pass as he rallied the Colts to a 29-17 victory in the South Florida rain. It was the first Super Bowl played in wet weather.

Another first: Tony Dungy became the first African-American coach to win the championship, beating good friend and protege Lovie Smith in a game that featured the first two African-American coaches in the Super Bowl.

Chicago's Devin Hester opened the game with a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the first time a Super Bowl began with a touchdown. Two possessions later, Manning connected on a 53-yard pass to Reggie Wayne. Hunter Smith mishandled the snap on the extra point, allowing the Bears to hold a 7-6 lead. The Bears took a 14-6 lead later in the quarter on Muhsin Muhammad's 4-yard touchdown reception.

The Colts scored 10 points in the second quarter, capped by Dominic Rhodes' 1-yard run, for a 16-14 halftime lead.

Indianapolis kicked field goals on its first two possessions of the third quarter and put the game away on Kelvin Hayden's 56-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.



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