Today in Super Bowl history (Feb. 4)

There has been one Super Bowl played on today’s date.

Feb 4, 2007

Super Bowl XLI – Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17

A couple of long droughts ended as Peyton Manning finally made it to the Super Bowl in his ninth season, while the Colts franchise was making its first appearance in 37 years.

Manning threw for 264 yards and a touchdown to win MVP honors with the support of three Adam Vinatieri field goals and Kelvin Hayden’s 56-yard interception return in the fourth quarter.

Chicago’s Devin Hester returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to help stake the Bears to an eight-point lead after the first quarter, but Indianapolis outscored them 23-3 the rest of the way.

Site: Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.

Point Spread: Indianapolis by 7

MVP: Peyton Manning

National Anthem: Billy Joel

Halftime Show: Prince and the Florida A&M University Marching 110

Nielsen Ratings: 42.6 share (approximately 92.3 million viewers)

Cost of 30-Second Commercial: $2.6 million

Misc.: This was the first Super Bowl played in rainy conditions.

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