- 2009 New Orleans Saints
While the Saints have been one of the more explosive offensive teams in recent years, they were a long-suffering team that didn’t win their first postseason game until the 2000 season, their 34th season in the NFL.
However, it all came together for them in 2009, when head coach Sean Payton put together an explosive offense led by quarterback Drew Brees that dominated from the start of the season. The Saints won their first 13 games before dropping their final three regular-season games.
However, there was no panic as they rolled over the Cardinals in the divisional playoffs and won their first NFC Championship over the Minnesota Vikings when quarterback Brett Favre threw an ill-advised interception that clinched the victory for the Saints.
New Orleans was not expected to win against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, but a gutsy onside kick call by Payton at the start of the second half propelled the Saints to a 31-17 victory and the only Super Bowl title in their history.
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