Super Bowl

Season 41 Episode 1

Super Bowl XLI - Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears

Aired Sunday 3:15 PM Feb 04, 2007 on CBS
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Super Bowl XLI - Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears

Super Bowl XLI between the AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts and the AFC Champion Chicago Bears at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Final Score: Indianapolis Colts 29 Chicago Bears 17

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  • this was a good one i guss

    in this superbowl it was the chicago bears vs indi and the chicgo bears brought there all but it stil did not matter i guss they had a nice kick off return of 86 yards for a td and indy payton tring to win his first ring and make himself not another dan marino this was big for payton fans and the chicago could not hold on to there lead the the colts came back and won the superbowl they were the ones that brought it and came with there all and they put there plan into play this was a ok supebowl i was not a fan of either team i just watch it every year.moreless
  • I wanted more offense, and my team loss.. but it was worth 3 hours.

    Man, after the first quarter, it was 14-6, highest first quarter score from the Super Bowl in years, and the Bears who scored 14 in the first quarter, only scored 3 more points in the rest of the game and lost 29-17!! Rex Grossman was bad. They needed to replace him, and I'm still a Bears fan, but come on. One game last year, his quarterback rating was as low as 1.3!! 1.3!! Yeah, you heard me. 1.3!!!! He had like, what? Two interceptions, then a fumble or two? So overall, he had like, 3 turnovers?? Thats not a good sign for Rex Grossman, and what puzzles me is that he still gets all this recognition all over the news for being a great quarterback. But oh well, moving to the offense thing - I wanted more of it! 29 points doesn't satisfy me!! That is all.moreless
  • The best SB in a long time, Peyton got over the hump big time!

    After saying that he couldn't win the SB, finally Peyton got over the hump and shrugged off his critics. As also the main event was two African-American coaches who were in the big game. Dungy for the Colts and Smith for the Bears. But it also was the first game to be played in the rain. After a slow start for the Colts, they played it like it was a piece of cake!moreless
  • Super Bowl XLI: Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts; great for Peyton, Manning, bad for Rex Grossman.

    What started out looking like a shocking upset by Chicago with a 92-yard opening kickoff return for a touchdown by Devin Hester, turned into a disaster for the Bear’s Rex Grossman and his team. Playing in the first rainy Super Bowl, Peyton Manning started out shaky, but picked up the pace to finally get that “big-game monkey” off of his back. With Chicago only behind by 2 points at half-time, and both teams not playing like they should, the second-half looked like it was going to be a classic, even if you had to suffer through Prince during the half-time.

    Even though the Colts are a great indoor-team, they came out in the second half and took over the game. If Dan Marino's legacy has been set, even without winning a Super Bowl win, then Manning future legacy should also be seen as legendary.moreless
  • Super Bowl XLI - Commercials A quick review of the best & worst super-ads ...

    Super Bowl XLI - Commercials

    A quick review of the best & worst super-ads ... Funniest:

    *Laughed my a$$ off - The best of the best*

    1. Snickers: The kiss

    2. Sierra-Mist: The Beard comb-over

    3. Bud Light: Rock, Paper, Bud Light

    4. Sprint Moble: Connectile Dysfunction

    Special Mention Funny: * E-Trade: One finger * Emerald Nuts: Nutty Goulet Unique & Creative:

    *Very fun, different and memorable marketing*

    1. Doritos: Distraction

    2. Career Builder: Workweek survival/Office survival

    3. Budweiser: False dalmatian

    4. Heart Attack Risk: Ya Gotta Have Heart

    Special Mention Unique & Creative:

    * Coke: Where Your Quarter Goes

    * GM: Robot loneliness

    Worst Ever:

    *Oh boo -- Prince is looking good compared to these*

    1. Garmin GPS: Evil Mapasaurus

    2. Schein: Super special Schein

    3. Coke: Give a little love

    4. Marketing room


    I like an ad that makes me laugh. So I have to say Snickers "The Kiss", Sierra Mist "Beard Comb-over", and Doritos "Distraction" had me rolling on the floor.

    Super Bowl XLI commercials were across the board better than last years.moreless
Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz

Play-By-Play Announcer

Phil Simms

Phil Simms

Color Commentator

Lesley Visser

Lesley Visser

Sideline Reporter

James Brown (VII)

James Brown (VII)

Pregame Host

Boomer Esiason

Boomer Esiason

Pregame Analyst

Dick Enberg

Dick Enberg

Pregame Contributor

Sam Ryan

Sam Ryan

Sideline Reporter

Guest Star

Solomon Wilcots

Solomon Wilcots

Sideline Reporter

Guest Star

Steve Tasker

Steve Tasker

Sideline Reporter

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (16)

    • Final Score
      Indianapolis Colts 29
      Chicago Bears 17

    • Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning was named Super Bowl XLI MVP.

    • Coaching Staffs
      Indianapolis Colts
      Tony Dungy (Head Coach) (1-0 in Super Bowls)
      Jim Caldwell (Asst. Head Coach / Quarterbacks)
      Clyde Christensen (Wide Receivers)
      Leslie Frazier (Special Assistant to Head Coach / Defensive Backs)
      Richard Howell (Assistant Strength & Conditioning)
      Gene Huey (Running Backs)
      Ron Meeks (Defensive Coordinator)
      Pete Metzelaars (Offensive Quality Control)
      Tom Moore (Offensive Coordinator)
      Howard Mudd (Offensive Line)
      Mike Murphy (Linebackers)
      Russ Purnell (Special Teams)
      Diron Reynolds (Defensive Quality Control)
      John Teerlinck (Defensive Line)
      Ricky Thomas (Tight Ends)
      Jon Torine (Strength & Conditioning)
      Alan Williams (Defensive Backs)

      Chicago Bears
      Lovie Smith (Head Coach) (0-1 in Super Bowls)
      Jim Arthur (Strength & Conditioning Assistant)
      Bob Babich (Assistant Head Coach / Linebackers)
      Mike Bajakian (Offensive Quality Control)
      Rob Boras (Tight Ends)
      Gill Byrd (Assistant Defensive Backs)
      Darryl Drake (Wide Receivers)
      Harold Goodwin (Assistant Offensive Line)
      Harry Hiestand (Offensive Line)
      Don Johnson (Defensive Line)
      Rusty Jones (Strength & Conditioning Coordinator)
      Lloyd Lee (Defensive Assistant)
      Kevin O'Dea (Assistant Special Teams)
      Ron Rivera (Defensive Coordinator)
      Tim Spencer (Running Backs)
      Dave Toub (Special Teams Coordinator)
      Ron Turner (Offensive Coordinator)
      Steven Wilks (Defensive Backs)
      Wade Wilson (Quarterbacks)

    • Path to the Super Bowl
      Indianapolis Colts
      AFC South Champions (12-4)
      Wild Card Round: defeated Wild Card Kansas City Chiefs 23-8.
      Divisional Playoff: defeated AFC North Champion Baltimore Ravens 15-6
      Championship Game: defeated AFC West Champion New England Patriots 38-34.

      Chicago Bears
      NFC Central Champions (13-3)
      Divisional Playoff: defeated NFC West Champion Seattle Seahawks 27-24 (OT).
      Championship Game: defeated NFC South Champion New Orleans Saints 39-14.

    • The victory improved the Indianapolis Colts' franchise Super Bowl record to 2-1.
      The loss dropped the Chicago Bears' franchise Super Bowl record to 1-1.

    • This is the fourth Super Bowl to be played at Dolphin Stadium. The facility also hosted Super Bowls XXIII, XXIX and XXXIII. It was known as Joe Robbie Stadium at the time of Super Bowls XXIII and XXIX and as Pro Player Stadium at the time of Super Bowl XXXIII.

    • The coin toss was performed by Dan Marino, who was joined on the field by Norma Hunt, wife of the late Kansas City Chiefs owner and AFL founder Lamar Hunt. Indianapolis called Heads and lost the toss. Chicago elected to receive.

    • The Indianapolis Colts received a winner's share of $78,000. The Chicago Bears received a loser's share of $40,000.

    • The average cost of a 30-second commercial was $2,600,000.

    • The face value of Super Bowl XLI tickets was $700 and $600.

    • Chicago was designated the home team for Super Bowl XLI. They wore black jerseys and white pants while Indianapolis wore white jerseys and white pants.

    • The Indianapolis Colts were 7 point favorites.

    • This was the first Super Bowl to be played in continuous rain.

    • Devin Hester became the first player in Super Bowl history to return the opening kickoff for a touchdown.

    • Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy became the the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl. He and Chicago coach Lovie Smith were the first African American head coaches in a Super Bowl.

    • Despite being in different time zones, Chicago and Indianapolis, at 164 miles apart, are the two closest cities to play each other in a Super Bowl. The previous geographically closest opponents were the New York Jets and Baltimore Colts, who met in Super Bowl III. New York and Baltimore are 169 miles apart.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Indianapolis Coach Tony Dungy: Peyton is a tremendous player, a great leader. He prepares, he works, does everything you can do to win games and lead your team. If people think he needed to win a Super Bowl, that is just wrong. This guy is a Hall of Fame player and one of the greatest ever to play.

      Indianapolis Coach Tony Dungy: It feels great. I thought about that as I was on the podium. Being the first African-American coach to win it. I have to dedicate to some guys before me - great coaches I know could have done this if they had gotten the opportunity. Lovie (Smith) and I were able to take advantage of it. We certainly weren't the most qualified.

      Indianapolis Coach Tony Dungy: But again, more than anything, Lovie Smith and I are not only African-American but also Christian coaches, showing you can do it the Lord's way. We're more proud of that.

    • Indianapolis Quarterback Peyton Manning: We're proud to have won this for our leader, Coach Dungy.

    • Chicago Quarterback Rex Grossman: A frustrating loss. There were definitely opportunities for us to take that game, and we didn't do it.

      Chicago Quarterback Rex Grossman: We just never got any kind of rhythm going.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Super Bowl Rosters
      Indianapolis Colts
      #29 Joseph Addai (RB) *
      #41 Antoine Bethea (SS) *
      #50 Rocky Boiman (LB)
      #58 Gary Brackett (MLB) *
      #79 Raheem Brock (RDT) *
      #44 Dallas Clark (TE) *
      #42 Jason David (RCB) *
      #71 Ryan Diem (RT) *
      #30 DeDe Dorsey (RB)
      #81 Bryan Fletcher (TE)
      #93 Dwight Freeney (RDE) *
      #57 Dylan Gandy (C/G)
      #43 Matt Giordano (DB)
      #78 Tarik Glenn (LT) *
      #56 Tyjuan Hagler (LB)
      #25 Nick Harper (LCB) *
      #88 Marvin Harrison (WR) *
      #26 Kelvin Hayden (DB)
      #28 Marlin Jackson (DB)
      #74 Charlie Johnson (T)
      #59 Cato June (ROLB) *
      #54 Freddy Keiaho (LB)
      #61 Dan Klecko (DT)
      #65 Ryan Lilja (LG) *
      #18 Peyton Manning (QB) *
      #98 Robert Mathis (LDE) *
      #92 Anthony McFarland (LDT) *
      #85 Aaron Moorehead (WR)
      #94 Rob Morris (LOLB) *
      #53 Keith O'Neil (LB)
      #95 Darrell Reid (DT)
      #36 Dexter Reid (DB)
      #33 Dominic Rhodes (RB)
      #21 Bob Sanders (FS) *
      #63 Jeff Saturday (C) *
      #64 Bo Schobel (DE)
      #73 Jake Scott (RG) *
      #17 Hunter Smith (P)
      #48 Justin Snow (TE)
      #12 Jim Sorgi (QB) (DNP)
      #91 Josh Thomas (DE)
      #86 Ben Utecht (TE) *
      #4 Adam Vinatieri (K)
      #87 Reggie Wayne (WR) *
      #10 Terrence Wilkins (WR)
      #76 Daniel Federkeil (T)
      #51 Gilbert Gardner (LB)
      #27 Tim Jennings (CB)
      #99 Ryan LaCasse (DE)
      #11 Ricky Proehl (WR)
      #34 T.J. Rushing (CB)
      #84 John Standeford (WR)
      #69 Matt Ulrich (G)

      Chicago Bears
      #97 Mark Anderson (DE)
      #94 Brendon Ayanbadejo (LB)
      #32 Cedric Benson (RB)
      #80 Bernard Berrian (WR) *
      #70 Alfonso Boone (DT)
      #16 Mark Bradley (WR) (DNP)
      #55 Lance Briggs (ROLB) *
      #96 Alex Brown (RDE) *
      #74 Ruben Brown (LG) *
      #88 Desmond Clark (TE) *
      #81 Rashied Davis (WR)
      #63 Roberto Garza (RG) *
      #85 John Gilmore (TE)
      #9 Robbie Gould (K)
      #14 Brian Griese (QB) (DNP)
      #8 Rex Grossman (QB) *
      #46 Chris Harris (SS) *
      #23 Devin Hester (CB)
      #92 Hunter Hillenmeyer (LOLB) *
      #71 Israel Idonije (DL)
      #53 Leon Joe (LB)
      #99 Tank Johnson (LDT) *
      #35 Todd Johnson (S)
      #20 Thomas Jones (RB) *
      #57 Olin Kreutz (C) *
      #65 Patrick Mannelly (LS)
      #38 Danieal Manning (FS) *
      #24 Ricky Manning Jr. (CB)
      #4 Brad Maynard (P)
      #58 Darrell McClover (LB)
      #37 Jason McKie (FB) *
      #60 Terrence Metcalf (G)
      #69 Fred Miller (RT) *
      #87 Muhsin Muhammad (WR) *
      #93 Adewale Ogunleye (LDE) *
      #29 Adrian Peterson (RB)
      #82 Gabe Reid (TE)
      #95 Ian Scott (RDT) *
      #78 John St. Clair (T)
      #76 John Tait (LT) *
      #33 Charles Tillman (LCB) *
      #54 Brian Urlacher (MLB) *
      #31 Nathan Vasher (RCB) *
      #21 Dante Wesley (CB)
      #44 Cameron Worrell (S)
      #22 Tyler Everett (S)
      #12 Justin Gage (WR)
      #90 Antonio Garay (DT)
      #68 Anthony Oakley (C/G)
      #18 Kyle Orton (QB)
      #48 J.D. Runnels (FB)
      #27 Nick Turnbull (S)
      #59 Rod Wilson (LB)

      * Starters
      DNP - Did Not Play

    • Referee: Tony Corrente (99)
      Umpire: Carl Paganelli (124)
      Head Linesman: George Hayward (54)
      Line Judge: Ron Marinucci (107)
      Field Judge: Jim Saracino (58)
      Side Judge: John Parry (132)
      Back Judge: Perry Paganelli (46)

      Replay Official: Mark Burns

      Alternate Referee: Jeff Triplette (42)
      Alternate Umpire: Butch Hannah (40)
      Alternate Line Judge: Carl Johnson (101)
      Alternate Field Judge: Buddy Horton (82)
      Alternate Back Judge: Richard Reels (83)

    • Super Bowl XLI Entertainment:
      Pregame: Cirque du Soleil and Romero Britto, Louie Vega
      Anthem: Billy Joel (ASL performed by Marlee Matlin)
      Half Time: Prince with the Florida A&M University Marching 100 (produced by Don Mischer Productions and White Cherry Entertainment)

      Half Time Program: We Will Rock You, Let's Go Crazy, Baby I'm a Star, Proud Mary, All Along the Watchtower, Best of You and Purple Rain.