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Brees shines as Manning falters

New Orleans' QB upstages iconic Colt, leads Saints to first Super Bowl victory

Originally Published: February 7, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- What was heartbreaking to Peyton Manning was heartwarming to Drew Brees and the city of New Orleans.

Brees (32-of-39, 288 yards, two TDs) outdueled and outperformed Manning to win Super Bowl XLIV 31-17, furthering the Manning riddle in the process. Although Manning might be one of the greatest game managers and quarterbacks of all time, yet another Super Bowl slipped away. Years from now, he may hold every significant passing record, but great quarterbacks are judged -- rightly ...

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