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It was in doubt until that pick-six -- but from the time Tracy Porter hit the 30-yard line with nothing but green in front of him, the celebration was just a matter of time.

The New Orleans Saints, who went decades before their first winning season, who play in a stadium that housed horror during Katrina, who had a country rooting for them, pulled off the upset Sunday night and beat the Indianapolis Colts, setting off a huge party in the French Quarter and priming the pump for a huge Mardi Gras celebration this week.

Check back later this morning for our slide show from various Saints watch parties in Houston. We're guessing they will involve beads, Drew Brees jerseys and drinks.

And here's the slideshow.....

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