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Top 10 Plays in Super Bowl History

Plenty of big time players never made a big time play in the Super Bowl. For some players, their career might be a blip in the NFL history books, if not for a super play in the Super Bowl. Just ask David Tyree. For stars, a great Super Bowl play is a top highlight on an already impressive football resume. Adrian Hasenmayer of rates the 10 best plays on America’s biggest sports stage.

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SB XLIV Tracy Porter, Saints

Feb. 7, 2010 — The Saints weren’t supposed to be in the Super Bowl, let alone win one against Peyton Manning and the Colts. But there they were, taking a fourth-quarter lead over Indy with just over five minutes remaining. Surely Manning would tie the game, right? After driving the Colts within scoring range, “the Oreo kid” hit the guy in the wrong jersey. Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (pictured) picked off a key third-down pass and raced 74 yards to ice New Orleans’ first Super Bowl ever.
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Tracy Porter is my favorite play on the list. I admit, I am little bias. No surprise that David Tyree made the list. His was the most memorable play in the biggest Super Bowl upset of all-time (Giants over Pats SB XLII). For a player like Porter, he’ll never have to buy a drink again in South Louisiana.

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