The Saints won the coin flip and opted to receive.
CBS pointed out that, amazingly, the NFC has won the coin toss in 13 straight Super Bowls.
New Orleans didn’t capitalize, going three-and-out on their first possession. On third-and-two, Drew Brees’ pass was too long for Robert Meachem on a potential bomb.
Indianapolis made the first two first downs of the game on Peyton Manning’s 18- and 7-yard hookups with Dallas Clark.
Rather than relying on the blitz, Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is consistently dropping seven to eight men into coverage.
On third-and-five at the Saints’ 20, Manning’s throw was just out of the reach of Pierre Garcon.
Matt Stover connected on the 38-yard field goal a play later.
Colts 3, Saints 0.