Great Beginnings: 13-0 NFL Teams

2009 Saints: 13-3
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2009 Saints: 13-3

Won Super Bowl XLIV

Drew Brees and the Saints dropped their final three games of the regular season, but outshined everyone in the playoffs. Brees' offense put up 31 points while Darren Sharper and the Saints' defense held Manning to only 17. Four and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans won its first Super Bowl.

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