Super Bowl countdown moment No. 20: Porter stuns Peyton
As we count down to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., it’s time to look back on the magical and memorable moments in the 49 previous Super Bowls. FOX Sports senior NFL writer Alex Marvez has ranked the 50 greatest moments in the big game’s big history, and every weekday from now until Feb. 7 we’ll unveil the latest addition to our countdown. Today, we look back at moment No. 20, when the Tracy Porter stunned us all, Peyton Manning, first and foremost.
Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning’s hopes of winning a second Super Bowl title in a four-season span vanished on one errant fourth-quarter pass.
New Orleans cornerback Tracy Porter sniffed out that Manning would be trying to connect with wide receiver Reggie Wayne on a short pass.
Porter jumped the in-route, cut in front of Wayne and proceeded to return an interception 74 yards for a touchdown that gave New Orleans a 14-point lead with just over three minutes remaining.
You can see highlights of Super Bowl XLIV here.
Final score: New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17