MIAMI -- For all the records Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts have set the past decade, they're now on the wrong side of a Super Bowl mark.
Much of the blame for that falls on an offense that was dormant in the second quarter and mainly inept after a strong start.
The Colts managed only 15 yards on six plays in the second quarter and only seven points the final three quarters in allowing New Orleans to tie the record for largest comeback in Super Bowl history.
The Saints matched the mark by the Washington Redskins, who came from 10-0 down to beat Denver 42-10 in Super Bowl XXII.
The Saints outscored the Colts 31-7 after the first quarter to win Super Bowl XLIV 31-17 Sunday night at Sun Life Stadium.
"We probably never got into a great rhythm," Manning said after throwing for 333 yards but just one touchdown and a game-sealing interception that was returned for a score.
The Colts were moving the ball in the first quarter, getting a field goal on their first possession and touchdown on their second.
What made Colts offensive failure even more surprising, they were running the ball the first quarter better than they had during the season when their ground game ranked last in the league.
Joseph Addai, who did not have a 100-yard rushing game all season, ran for 58 yards in the first quarter.
On the Colts' first possession of the second quarter, Pierre Garcon dropped a pass on third-and-4. Punt.
After their defense managed a goal-line stand, the Colts again went three and out when Mike Hart was stopped for no gain on third-and-1.
"It's frustrating when you're not moving the ball," Colts receiver Austin Collie said. "Like I said, we didn't do enough to win. That's the bottom line. We just didn't do enough to win."
Give Saints credit
Colts receiver Reggie Wayne, who was born in New Orleans and attended John Ehret High School, understood what the Saints' victory meant to the region.
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