Miami Gardens, Florida
February 4, 2007
Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
MVP: Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis
Super Bowl XLI was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Indianapolis Colts and the National Football Conference champion Chicago Bears to decide the National Football League champion for the 2006 season. The Colts defeated the Bears by the score of 29�17. The game was played on February 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
This game featured two teams ending long Super Bowl appearance droughts. The Colts, who finished with a 12�4 regular season record, were making their first Super Bowl appearance since winning Super Bowl V in the 1970 season during the team’s tenure in Baltimore; they had moved to Indianapolis in 1984. Meanwhile, the Bears, who posted an -best 13�3 regular season record, were making their first appearance since winning Super Bowl XX in the 1985 season. In addition, the Bears’ Lovie Smith and the Colts’ Tony Dungy both became the first African-American head coaches to coach in the Super Bowl.