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Colts Out Play Bears In Super Bowl 41


MIAMI (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts have won Super Bowl 41 by thoroughly dominating the Chicago Bears 29-to-17 in a rainy NFL title game. The Colts withstood a 92-yard kickoff return by Devin Hester on the opening kickoff and proceeded to dominate Chicago on both sides of the ball.

The win gives Peyton Manning his first Super Bowl title at age 30.

Manning engineered an effective ball-control offense.

He completed 25-of-38 passes for 247 yards and one TD pass, a 55-yarder to Reggie White.

Dominic Rhodes ran for 113 yards and one TD.

Joseph Addai ran 19 times for 77.

The Colts iced it on Kelvin Hayden's 56-yard interception return with eleven-44 left in Super Bowl 41.

It was his first career interception.

Adam Vinatieri kicked field goals of 29, 24
and 20 yards for the Colts.

This is the first Super Bowl title for the Colts since 1970 when the team was based in Baltimore.

In an historic matchup of the first African-American coaches in the Super Bowl, Indy's Tony Dungy watched his team outplay Lovie Smith's Bears.

Dungy is the third coach to win a Super Bowl both as a player and coach.

Dungy played for the Pittsburgh Steelers when
they won Super Bowl 13.

The first Super Bowl in the rain produced eight turnovers, five by Chicago. Bears QB Rex Grossman lost one fumble and threw two second-half interceptions.

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