team that spent most of their 43 years of existence as consummate losers and were almost driven out of New Orleans forever by a hurricane that had the owner looking for new homes from San Antonio to Los Angeles. Meet Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, who lit up their city and most of the nation with a 31-17 upset Sunday of the Indianapolis Colts. They won their first Super Bowl by beating the Colts and Peyton Manning, literally New Orleans' favorite son. That would be Peyton, offspring of Archie, the quarterback and only star of the futile Saints from 1971-82 when their fans became the first to go to games with bags over the heads. The Saints did it with Brees going 32-of-39 for 288 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead scoring pass to Jeremy Shockey with just under six minutes left. Tracy Porter capped it off with a 74-yard interception return for a score two-and-a-half minutes later. "It was all meant to be. It was destiny,'' said Brees, described by owner Thom Benson as "MVP of the league" -- an award Manning won this season.