The first quarter of Super Bowl XLIV was all Indianapolis Colts. It's been all New Orleans Saints since, and it's mainly because head coach Sean Payton is emptying the playbook.
After a failed attempt on fourth and goal and a reverse that went nowhere, Payton finely pulled a rabbit out of his hat.
For the first time in Super Bowl history, the Saints kicked and recovered an onside kick to open the second half. No other team had ever attempted an onside kick at any time other than late in the fourth quarter.
Now, after leading 10-0 to begin the game, Peyton Manning and the Colts are chasing a 13-10 deficit.
What's the key to swinging the momentum back in the Colts' direction? Easy...tight end Dallas Clark.
One series back down the field and the Colts are back on top with a 17-13 lead, due in large part to the Manning to Clark connection.
Finally, after a low-scoring first half, it appears these two teams may be on to something and we may have the makings of a high-scoring game. My question is, what other tricks will Sean Payton pull out of his hat and will it be enough to outscore the Colts?