Today In Sports History January 24th, 2010: The Saints Win NFC Championship And Becomes Known As Bountygate

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Today in sports history January 24th, 2010 the New Orleans Saints would go on to win the NFC Championship game versus the Minnesota Vikings. The final score was 31-28 after a crucial Brett Favre interception. The Saints would go on to win the Super Bowl against the Indianapolis Colts.

But the game wouldn’t go on without controversy. The Saints later were punished by the NFL for “bountygate”. The NFL’s investigation found out that the Saints coaches were playing players for targeting and injuring opponents players. The team would lose draft picks and their head coach Sean Payton for one year. It was one of the biggest controversies in NFL history.

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