Freeney sacks Brees in second quarter
The Colts defensive end doesn't seem to be having any problems with his injured right ankle.
Freeney's sack forced the Saints into kicking a 46-yard field goal.
The All-Pro defensive end played almost every play in the first quarter, and twice got close to Brees before finally getting to him.
Freeney had been listed as questionable after tearing a ligament in his right ankle late in the AFC championship game.
But the injury didn't keep him out of the game -- or out of the Saints backfield.
He worked out on the field less than two hours before kickoff at Sun Life Stadium and repeatedly overpowered the Saints offensive linemen.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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