Super Bowl 2007 Notes

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Super Bowl 2007 was known as Super Bowl XLI which means it was actually Super Bowl 41.

The game was played on February 4th, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  The Indianapolis Colts won the game over the Chicago Bears 29-17 as 7 point favorites in Super Bowl odds.

Super Bowl 2007 odds had the Colts opening as a 7 point favorite over the Chicago Bears and that is pretty much where the line stayed although some sportsbooks did have the line at -6.5.  The Super Bowl odds on the total were 48.  The Colts covered Super Bowl 2007 and the game just stayed under the total. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was named the Super Bowl 2007 MVP as he completed 25 of 38 passes for 247 yards and a TD.  The Colts made their first appearance in a Super Bowl game since winning Super Bowl V.  The Bears made their first appearance since winning Super Bowl XX.
Chicago finished the season with an NFC best 13-3 record and advanced to Super Bowl 2007. The Colts’s trip to Super Bowl 2007 was led by Manning and a powerful offense.

Super Bowl 2007 began with Chicago’s Devin Hester running back the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to give Chicago the earliest lead in Super Bowl history. The Colts avoided kicking to Hester for the rest of Super Bowl 2007, allowing him only one punt return. Manning hit Reggie Wayne on a 53-yard touchdown pass but the extra point was missed.

Thomas Jones ran 52 yards to set up Chicago’s next score, a 4-yard touchdown pass from Grossman to Muhammad and the Bears led Super Bowl 2007 by a score of 14-6.  Adam Vinatieri’s made a 29-yard field goal to make the score 14-9. Dominic Rhodes scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Colts a 16-14 lead in Super Bowl 2007 with 6:09 left in the second quarter and that was the Super Bowl 2007 halftime score. Vinatieri made another field goal in the third quarter to increase the lead to 19-14. Vinatieri kicked his third field goal to make the score 22-14 late in the third quarter as the Colts were covering Super Bowl odds. Robbie Gould made a 44-yard field goal to make the score 22-17. The key play of the game was on the next drive as Colts defensive back Kelvin Hayden intercepted Grossman and ran it 56 yards for a touchdown making the score 29-17 which gave the Colts the cover versus Super Bowl odds.

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