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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XL
Super Bowl XL
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 0 7 0 10
Steelers 0 7 7 7 21
Date February 5, 2006
Stadium Ford Field
City Detroit, Michigan
MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver
Favorite Steelers by 4
National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia
Coin toss Tom Brady
Referee Bill Leavy
Halftime show The Rolling Stones
Attendance 68,206
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Al Michaels and John Madden
Nielsen Ratings 41.6
Market share 62
Cost of 30-second commercial US$2.5 million

Super Bowl XL was the 40th championship game of the modern National Football League (NFL). The game was played on February 5, 2006 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, following the 2005 regular season. Image File history File links Super_Bowl_XL.png Summary Low resolution, PNG version of the Super Bowl XL logo. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... “Steelers” redirects here. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... // The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player or Super Bowl MVP, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Hines E. Ward, Jr. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Spread betting is a term used to describe various types of wagering on the outcome of an event, where the pay-off is based on the precision of the wager, rather than a simple binary outcome (win or loss). ... The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States, with lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. ... Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American soul and R&B singer. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American R&B, Pop and Gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Dr. John is the stage name of Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Bill Leavy officiating his first game after the NFL resumed play following the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... The following is a list of Super Bowl halftime shows. ... “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... NFL redirects here. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ...


The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers (15-5) defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks (15-4), 21–10. Although the Seahawks won the turnover battle 2-1, Pittsburgh won on the strength of three big plays converted into touchdowns. Seattle, on the other hand, was plagued by controversial penalties, and dropped balls.[1] The Pittsburgh Steelers became the fourth wild card team, and third in nine years, to win the Super Bowl and also became the first #6 seed in the National Football League (NFL) playoffs to win the Super Bowl (after becoming the first #6 seed to win a conference title as well as a divisional playoff game) and joined the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers as the only franchises to win 5 Super Bowls. American Football Conference logo. ... “Steelers” redirects here. ... National Football Conference logo. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ... NFL redirects here. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...


Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, who had five receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 18 yards, was named the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player. Running back Jerome Bettis, nicknamed "The Bus" and playing in his hometown of Detroit, announced his retirement after the game, saying "I think the Bus' last stop is here in Detroit." The Steelers finished the season on an eight game winning streak counting down each game to the championship for Bettis.[2] The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Hines E. Ward, Jr. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former American football halfback for the NFLs Los Angeles/St. ...


The event drew a 41.6 rating with a 62 share in the audience. According to Nielsen Media Research, it was the highest-rated Super Bowl since Super Bowl XXX, the last time the Steelers appeared in the Super Bowl. Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is a U.S. firm, headquartered in New York City, and operating primarily from Oldsmar, FL, which measures media audiences, including television, radio and newspapers. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network...

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Background

Ford Field was selected to host Super Bowl XL on November 1, 2000, two years before the stadium opened in 2002;[3] the only previous Super Bowl held in the Detroit area, Super Bowl XVI, had been played at the Silverdome in 1982. Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... A disputed record setting 93,173 fans in attendance for WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome. ...


The NFL promoted the game under the slogan "The Road to Forty." The slogan not only honored the 40-year history of the game, but was a nod to Detroit's traditional role as the center of the U.S. automotive industry. In a note related to this, Roger Penske, owner of car dealerships, racing teams, and other related companies, headed the Super Bowl XL host committee. Automakers are companies that produce automobiles. ... Penske PC23 car Roger Penske (born February 20, 1937 in Shaker Heights, Ohio) is the owner of a very successful automobile racing team Penske Racing, the Penske Corporation, and other automotive related businesses. ...


This was the first Super Bowl to be played on the FieldTurf surface; each of the previous Super Bowls had been played either on natural grass or on AstroTurf.[4] The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... This article is about artificial grass. ...


Pittsburgh Steelers

After stumbling to a 7-5 start, the Steelers rebounded and entered Super Bowl XL finishing the regular season with an 11-5 record. They also became the first team ever to defeat the top three seeded teams on the road in the playoffs (#3 Cincinnati, #1 Indianapolis, #2 Denver and NFC #1 Seattle). In addition, the team became the first sixth-seeded team to reach both a conference championship game and the Super Bowl since the NFL expanded to a 12-team playoff format in 1990. A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ...


Under Bill Cowher's reign as head coach since 1992, the Steelers had been one of the top teams in the NFL, making the playoffs in 10 out of his 14 seasons, advancing to the AFC Championship Game six times, and making an appearance in Super Bowl XXX, losing to the Dallas Cowboys 27-17. After having finished the 2003 season with a 6-10 record and after splitting its first two games to open 2004, Pittsburgh lost starting quarterback Tommy Maddox to injury. Maddox was replaced by rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was drafted with the 11th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft but was not expected to play during his rookie season. Nevertheless, Roethlisberger led the Steelers to victory in all of the team's 14 remaining regular season games, giving Pittsburgh a 15-1 record and making the Steelers the first AFC team ever to win 15 games. However, the Steelers lost to eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. The Steelers became just the third team to win the Super Bowl despite not playing a single home game in the playoffs. The Green Bay Packers, who won Super Bowl I (against the Kansas City Chiefs), and the Kansas City Chiefs, who won Super Bowl IV (against the Minnesota Vikings), also accomplished the feat. The Steelers, however, had to win four games to accomplish the feat, while the Chiefs won three and Packers won only two games. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The AFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2004 NFL season was the 85th regular season of the National Football League. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Thomas (Tommy) Alfred Maddox (born September 2, 1971 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a football quarterback who most recently played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Findlay, Ohio[1]), is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He led his team to a victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in just his second year in the league and is the youngest quarterback... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... “Packers” redirects here. ... Date January 15, 1967 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Attendance 61,946... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Referee John McDonough Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers...


Pittsburgh began the 2005 season by winning seven of its first nine games, but suffered a major setback when both Roethlisberger and his backup, Charlie Batch, went down with injuries. With Maddox back as the starter, the team was upset by Baltimore and dropped two more games after Roethlisberger's return, falling to then-undefeated Indianapolis, and division rival Cincinnati. The postseason hopes of the Steelers were in peril, but the team recovered to win its final four regular season games and to claim the sixth—and final—seed in the AFC playoffs. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles DDonte Batch (born December 5, 1974 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh suburb) is a veteran NFL football quarterback. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ...


Roethlisberger was efficient in his 12 regular season games, throwing for 2,385 yards and seventeen touchdowns with nine interceptions, while adding three rushing touchdowns. The Steelers' main receiving threat was wide receiver Hines Ward, who led the team with 69 receptions for 975 yards and eleven touchdowns. His 69 catches gave him a career total of 574, surpassing a franchise record for receptions previously held by Hall of Famer John Stallworth. On the other side of the field, speedy wide receiver Antwaan Randle El was a constant breakaway threat, catching 35 passes for 558 yards, while gaining 448 yards and two touchdowns on punt returns. Rookie tight end Heath Miller also recorded 39 receptions for 459 yards and six touchdowns. The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Johnny Lee Stallworth (Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) played college football at Alabama A&M, becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-round draft pick in 1974. ... Antwaan Randle El (born August 17, 1979 in Riverdale, Illinois) is a wide receiver and punt returner for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Earl Heath Miller, Jr. ...


Pittsburgh's main strength on offense, however, was its running game. Running back Willie Parker was the team's leading rusher with 1,202 yards, while also recording 18 catches for 218 yards and scoring five touchdowns. In short-yardage situations, the team relied on 255-pound running back Jerome Bettis, who rushed for 368 yards and scored nine touchdowns. The 33-year-old Bettis finished his 13th NFL season as the league's fifth all-time leading rusher (13,662 yards and 91 touchdowns), but until this point he had never played in a Super Bowl. The Steelers rushing attack was powered by an offensive line led by Pro Bowl guard Alan Faneca and Pro Bowl reserve center Jeff Hartings. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fast Willard Everette Willie Parker (born November 11, 1980 in Clinton, North Carolina) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former American football halfback for the NFLs Los Angeles/St. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alan Joseph Faneca, Jr. ... Center (C) is a position in American football. ... Jeff Hartings (born September 9, 1972 in St. ...


The Steelers defense ranked fourth in the NFL, giving up 284.0 total yards per game. The Pittsburgh defense was led by its linebacking corps: Joey Porter, James Farrior, Clark Haggans, and Larry Foote. Porter led all NFL linebackers with 10.5 quarterback sacks and also recorded two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Haggans tallied nine sacks and 40 tackles, while Farrior added a team-high 119 tackles to go with his two sacks and one fumble recovery. In the secondary, free safety Chris Hope led the team with three interceptions, while Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu, the team's top threat in the defensive backfield, notched 91 tackles, three sacks, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Joey Eugene Porter (born March 22, 1977 in Bakersfield, California) is an American football linebacker who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... James Farrior (January 6, 1975, Richmond, Virginia) is an American football player who currently plays as an inside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He played college football at the University of Virginia, and played with the New York Jets from 1997 to 2001. ... Clark Cromwell Haggans (born January 10, 1977) plays outside linebacker for the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Lawrence Edward Foote, Jr. ... Vanderbilt Quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class Jeremy Chase. ... In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players, who take positions directly behind the line of scrimmage. ... Chris Hope (born September 29, 1980, in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is an American Football player who played Free Safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and is currently with the Tennessee Titans. ... Troy Aumua Polamalu (born Troy Benjamin Aumua on April 19, 1981 in Garden Grove, California) is an American football player who currently plays strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He is of Samoan descent. ...


Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks entered Super Bowl XL after finishing the regular season with an NFC-best 13-3 record. After a rocky 2-2 start, they won 11 consecutive games before losing to the Green Bay Packers to finish the season. The 13-3 record and 11-game winning streak set new team records. “Packers” redirects here. ...


This was Seattle's first Super Bowl appearance in the team's 30-year history. The Seahawks had been mediocre for much of the 1990s, recording eight consecutive non-winning seasons from 1991 through 1998. The team hit a low point in 1996, when then-owner Ken Behring announced his intention to move the team to the Los Angeles area. The team's fortunes began to turn in 1997, when Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen bought the team and brokered a deal to build a new football stadium, Qwest Field, to replace the aging Kingdome. Mike Holmgren, who had led the Green Bay Packers to Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII, became head coach in 1999. He became the fifth coach to take two different teams to the Super Bowl. Joe Jurevicius became the sixth player to play in a Super Bowl with three different teams. Kenneth E. Behring (born June 13, 1928 in Monroe, Wisconsin), is a businessman, philanthropist, and the former owner of the Seattle Seahawks football team. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... For other persons named Paul Allen, see Paul Allen (disambiguation). ... Qwest Field is a football stadium in Seattle, Washington. ... The Kingdome, officially known as the King County Domed Stadium, and often referred to as simply The Dome, was owned and operated by King County, Washington. ... Michael George Holmgren (born June 15, 1948 in San Francisco, California) is a National Football League American football coach, and was named as the sixth head coach of the Seattle Seahawks on January 8, 1999. ... “Packers” redirects here. ... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show... Date January 25, 1998 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Terrell Davis, Running back Favorite Packers by 11 1/2 National anthem Jewel Coin toss Joe Gibbs, Doug Williams, Eddie Robinson Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Tops Attendance 68... See also: 1998 in sports, other events of 1999, 2000 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics Hicham El Guerrouj sets the new World Record in the mile at the World Championships in Rome. ... Joseph Michael Jurevicius (born December 23, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. He went to High School at Lake Catholic in Mentor, Ohio. ...


Behind Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle finished the 2005 season as the league's top offense, scoring 452 points. Hasselbeck completed 65.5% of his passes for 3,455 yards and 24 touchdowns (against just nine interceptions) and added 124 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Shaun Alexander, who had scored at least sixteen touchdowns in each of the previous four seasons, had the best campaign of his career, leading the league with 1,880 rushing yards and scoring an NFL-record 28 touchdowns, for which he was rewarded with the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Although the Seahawks suffered injuries to starting wide receivers Darrell Jackson and Bobby Engram throughout the season, the passing game nevertheless proved potent, as Engram managed 67 receptions for 778 yards. Joe Jurevicius, a backup when the season began, started eleven games and made 55 catches for 694 yards and ten touchdowns; tight end Jerramy Stevens also emerged as a Hasselbeck target, catching 45 passes for 554 yards and scoring five touchdowns. Hasselbeck was protected and Alexander was given time to run by a stout offensive line, led by Pro Bowl offensive tackle Walter Jones, guard Steve Hutchinson, and center Robbie Tobeck, and by bruising Pro Bowl fullback Mack Strong. Matthew Michael Hasselbeck (born September 25, 1975 in Westwood, Massachusetts) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Shaun Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Darrell Lamont Jackson (born December 6, 1978 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. ... Bobby Engram (born January 7, 1973, Camden, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Joseph Michael Jurevicius (born December 23, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. He went to High School at Lake Catholic in Mentor, Ohio. ... Jerramy Stevens (born November 13, 1979 in Boise, Idaho) is a National Football League tight end playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Walter Jones (born January 19, 1974) is an American football offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks team in the National Football League. ... Steven Hutchinson (born November 1, 1977 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a National Football League offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings. ... Robbie Tobeck (born March 6, 1970) is a National Football League offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Mack Strong(Born:September 11, 1971) is a National Football League fullback for the Seattle Seahawks. ...


Though unheralded—rookie middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu was the Seahawks' only defensive Pro Bowler—the Seahawks defense recorded 50 quarterback sacks, leading the NFL in that category; defensive end Bryce Fisher led the Seahawks with nine sacks, while defensive tackle Rocky Bernard added 8.5 and veteran defensive end Grant Wistrom recorded four. Despite starting two rookies at linebacker for most of the year, the Seattle linebacking corp played well, led by Tatupu, who topped the team with 104 tackles and added four sacks, three interceptions, and one fumble recovery. From his strong safety position, Michael Boulware led the team with four interceptions and also tallied two sacks and one fumble recovery. The Seattle secondary suffered injuries throughout the year, notably to free safety Ken Hamlin; second-year cornerback Jordan Babineaux played well as he appeared in all sixteen games for Seattle, intercepting three passes and making 61 tackles. For the year, the defense surrendered just 271 points, 181 fewer than the Seahawks offense scored. Mosiula Meaalofa Tatupu (born November 15, 1982 in Plainville, Massachusetts) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... Bryce Fisher (born May 12, 1977 in Renton, Washington) is a National Football League defensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Defensive tackle (DT) is a position on the field in American and Canadian football. ... Rocky Benard (born April 19, 1979 in Baytown, Texas) is a current American free agent defensive tackle who formally played for the Seattle Seahawks since 2002. ... Grant Alden Wistrom, (born July 3, 1976 in Joplin, Missouri), is a former American Football defensive end who played for the St. ... Michael Boulware was born September 17, 1981, Columbia, South Carolina. ... Ken Hamlin (born January 20, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional football player for the Seattle Seahawks, where he plays safety. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jordan Babineaux (born August 31, 1982 in Port Arthur, Texas) is an American football safety for the Seattle Seahawks. ...


Statistical comparison

The chart below provides a comparison of regular season statistics in key categories (overall rank amongst 32 teams in parentheses).

Statistic Pittsburgh Steelers Seattle Seahawks
Points scored per game 24.3 (9th) 28.2 (1st)
Points allowed per game 16.1 (3rd, tied) 16.9 (7th)
Rushing yards gained per game 138.9 (5th) 153.6 (3rd)
Rushing yards allowed per game 86.0 (3rd) 94.4 (5th)
Passing yards gained per game 182.9 (24th) 216.1 (13th)
Passing yards allowed per game 198.0 (16th) 222.4 (25th)
Yards gained per play 5.4 (10th) 5.8 (2nd)
Yards allowed per play 4.6 (3rd) 4.9 (10th)
Time of possession per game 31:16 (8th) 29:17 (21st)
Third-down conversion percentage 35.4 (23rd) 39.6 (13th, tied)
Third-down conversion percentage allowed 39.7 (20th) 38.0 (16th)
Fourth-down conversion percentage 41.7 (20th) 87.5 (1st)
Fourth-down conversion percentage allowed 35.3 (8th) 63.2 (26th)
Red zone touchdown conversion percentage 60.7 (4th, tied) 71.7 (1st)
Red zone touchdown conversion percentage allowed 40.4 (2nd) 47.9 (10th, tied)
Total turnover differential +7 (9th, tied) +10 (7th)

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Playoffs

Further information: NFL playoffs, 2005-06

The Steelers became the second Super Bowl team to win three road playoff games (joining the 1985 Patriots). Pittsburgh defeated the third-seeded Bengals, 31-17; the top-seeded Colts, 21-18; and the second-seeded Denver Broncos, 34-17, in the AFC Championship Game. The Steelers also became the ninth wild-card team to go to the Super Bowl and the fourth in nine seasons. The Steelers' catchphrase for the playoffs was "One for the Thumb". The National Football League playoffs following the 2005 regular season led up to Super Bowl XL, which was played in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday, February 5, 2006. ... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The AFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ...


Meanwhile, the Seahawks became the first team to advance to the Super Bowl without playing a division champion in the playoffs. Off a first-round bye, Seattle defeated the sixth-seeded Washington Redskins, 20-10, before eliminating the fifth-seeded Carolina Panthers, 34-14, in the NFC Championship Game. These were Seattle's first playoff victories since the 1984 season when they defeated the Los Angeles Raiders 13-6. A division in sport consists of a group of teams who compete against one another for a divisional title, or other honour. ... Look up bye in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NFC Championship Game is an American football game played every year to determine the champion of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Broadcasting

Television

ABC Sports

See also: Media in metropolitan Detroit
The Renaissance Center decorated for Super Bowl XL.
The Renaissance Center decorated for Super Bowl XL.
Ford Field on Super Bowl XL Sunday, countdown to kickoff on Comerica Park's score board.
Ford Field on Super Bowl XL Sunday, countdown to kickoff on Comerica Park's score board.

The game was televised in the United States by ABC with play-by-play announcer Al Michaels, color commentator John Madden, who was named the day before to the Class of 2006 by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and sideline reporters Michele Tafoya and Suzy Kolber. This was the sixth Super Bowl telecast for Michaels, and the tenth for Madden (whose first was Super Bowl XVI, also played in Michigan). The opening theme was sung by Hank Williams Jr., who was later spotted in the stands wearing Steelers regalia. The Fisher Building, a National Historic site in the Citys New Center area, is home to the Fisher Theatre, with the WJR radio antenna As the worlds traditional automotive center, Detroit, Michigan is an important source for news. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (460x614, 83 KB) Summary The Renaissance Center towers in Detroit, taken on February 1, 2006. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (460x614, 83 KB) Summary The Renaissance Center towers in Detroit, taken on February 1, 2006. ... The Renaissance Center, nicknamed the RenCen, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Detroit, Michigan, and the tallest building in Michigan since 1977. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1536x1152, 400 KB) The outside of Ford Field and Comerica Park during Superbowl XL I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1536x1152, 400 KB) The outside of Ford Field and Comerica Park during Superbowl XL I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Michelle Tafoya doing her job for the cameras. ... Suzy Kolber (born May 14, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a football sideline reporter, co-producer, and anchor for ESPN and ABC Sports. ... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... Hank Williams, Jr. ...


With the expiration of the current television contracts among ABC, CBS, ESPN and FOX following the 2005 season, this game served as the final telecast for ABC after 36 seasons with the NFL, at least for the foreseeable future.[5] It was the second (after Super Bowl XXXVII) Super Bowl telecast, and final ABC telecast, for the broadcast team of Michaels and Madden, who would call Sunday night NFL games on NBC beginning with the 2006 season.[6] CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ...


Studio Show

Chris Berman, from Disney-owned corporate sibling ESPN, returned to host ABC's pregame show, as he had done for the network's coverage of Super Bowls XXXIV and XXXVII. Berman was joined by his fellow analysts from ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown pregame show: Michael Irvin, Tom Jackson, and Steve Young, along with co-host Mike Tirico and New England Patriots head coach (and three-time Super Bowl winner) Bill Belichick. Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Date January 30, 2000 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Kurt Warner, Quarterback Favorite Rams by 7 National anthem Faith Hill Coin toss Super Bowl IV participants: Bud Grant, Lamar Hunt, Bobby Bell, Paul Krause, Willie Lanier, Alan Page, and Jan Stenerud Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Phil Collins... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th, 2007. ... Thomas Jackson (b. ... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... Mike Tirico is the lead broadcaster for ESPNs presentation of Monday Night Football. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is the American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


International

Since the game was being played close to the U.S.-Canada border, Canadian television rights holders Global broadcast portions of an NFL-sponsored "Passport To The Super Bowl" event in nearby Windsor, Ontario, featuring a performance by the newly-revived 1980s rock group INXS with Canadian native lead singer J.D. Fortune, though the network limited coverage of the Windsor event to short segments immediately prior to commercial breaks. Canada and the United States of America share the longest common border among any two countries that is not militarized or actively patrolled. ... Global Television and Global TV redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) are an Australian rock group. ... Image:JD Fortune 5. ...


The game was also televised in Australia (SBS), Austria (ORF and TW1), Brazil (ESPN International), Denmark (TV 2), Finland (MTV3), France (France 2), Germany (ARD), Hungary (Sport1), Iceland (SÝN), Ireland (Sky Sports), Italy (Sky Sports 3), Japan (NHK BS-1, NTV), Mexico (TV Azteca), the Netherlands (SBS6), New Zealand (ESPN International/SKY TV), Portugal (SportTV), Slovenia (Prva TV), Spain (Canal +), Sweden (ZTV), and UK (ITV/Sky Sports). According to the NFL, the game was available worldwide in 32 languages.[7] The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is one of two government funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ... ORF may refer to: Österreichischer Rundfunk, Austrias national public-service broadcaster An open reading frame The IATA airport code for Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk, Virginia An acronym for Open Relay Filter, which is an email anti-spam function. ... TV 2 is a Danish government-owned television station broadcasting from Odense on Funen. ... For the Spanish-language MTV channel in the Americas, see MTV Tr3́s. ... Current logo The Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Cooperative association of public-law broadcasting institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany), or simply ARD, is a joint organization of Germanys regional public broadcasting agencies. ... Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ... Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ... NHK Broadcasting Center in Shibuya, Tokyo NHK (, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... Nippon Television Tower (headquarters) in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Nippon Television Network Corporation ) (TYO: 9404 ) is a television network in Shiodome area of Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan owned by the Yomiuri Shimbun. ... TV Azteca is the second largest Mexican television network. ... SBS 6 Current Logo SBS6 is a commercial TV channel in the Netherlands owned by the SBS Broadcasting Group. ... SKY Network Television Limited (ASX: SKT; NZX: SKT), often trading as SKY, is New Zealands first pay television service and is at present, 2007, New Zealands largest pay television operator. ... Prva TV (First Television) is a privately owned and operated television channel in Slovenia. ... Canal Plus Group (Canal+) is a French film and television studio and distributor. ... Not to be confused with Zee TV. ZTV is a commercial television channel broadcast by Viasat in Sweden, Norway and Finland. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ...


The main NFL international feed of the game featured FOX broadcasters Dick Stockton and Daryl Johnston providing commentary tailored to those largely unfamiliar with the rules of American football. The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Dick Stockton (born in 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American sportscaster. ... Daryl Moose Johnston (born February 10, 1966) is a former National Football League fullback who played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys from (1989-1999). ...


Radio

Westwood One/CBS Radio provided radio coverage in the United States, with the broadcasting team of Marv Albert and Boomer Esiason. Westwood One, Inc. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Sirius Satellite Radio and NFL.com carried international local-language broadcasts from the United Kingdom (BBC Radio Five Live), Spain (Canal Plus Spain), Russia (NTV), Belgium (BeTV, in French), China (SMG), and Japan (NTV), in addition to the press box intercom and the public address announcer feeds. Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... BBC Radio Five Live is the BBCs radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ... Canal+ (Canal Plus, meaning Channel Plus/More in French) is a French premium pay television channel launched in 1984. ... The Russian NTV channel (НТВ in Cyrillic) was a pioneer in the post-Soviet independent television media. ... // The Shanghai Media Group (SMG), (Chinese: 上海文广新闻传媒集团, Pinying: ShànghÇŽi WénguÇŽng XÄ«nwén Chuánméi Jítuán) under the Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group (SMEG), is a multimedia television and radio broadcasting, news and Internet company. ... Nippon Television Tower (headquarters) in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Nippon Television Network Corporation ) (TYO: 9404 ) is a television network in Shiodome area of Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan owned by the Yomiuri Shimbun. ...


Entertainment

Pre-game ceremonies

During the pre-game ceremonies, Stevie Wonder, along with Joss Stone, India.Arie, and John Legend, performed a medley of Wonder's hits. The Four Tops also performed during the pregame ceremonies, though the performance was not televised. In honor of the fortieth anniversary of the Super Bowl, the pre-game ceremony featured the on-field introduction of 30 of the previous 34 Super Bowl Most Valuable Players (with the exception of Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Jake Scott, and the late Harvey Martin). The absences of Montana and Bradshaw were originally reported to have been due to disagreements over appearance funds to be paid by the NFL, but each later rebutted such reports, suggesting that they had prior family commitments;[8] Scott was reported to have been traveling through Australia. Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is an English soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who has sold over ten million albums worldwide and won two BRIT Awards and one Grammy Award. ... India Arie Simpson (born October 3, 1975), professionally known as India. ... John Legend (born John Stephens, 28 December 1978, Columbus, Ohio) is an R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, and showtunes. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... A second football player named Jake Scott was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2004 NFL Draft. ... Harvey Banks Martin (born November 16, 1950 in Dallas, Texas; died December 24, 2001) was a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 until 1983. ...


A moment of silence was observed in memory of the two civil rights activists who had died during the months prior to the game: Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks, the latter a long-time Detroit resident. A moment of silence is the expression for a period of silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, or meditation. ... Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was the wife of the assassinated civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey bus driver James Blake...


Singers Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville, along with pianist Dr. John and a 150-member choir, performed the national anthem as part of a pre-game tribute to New Orleans, a nine-time Super Bowl host city then in the midst of efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The national anthem was performed in American Sign Language by Angela LaGuardia, a teacher at Michigan School for the Deaf. Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American R&B, Pop and Gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American soul and R&B singer. ... Dr. John is the stage name of Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. ... NOLA redirects here. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... It has been suggested that ASL Grammar be merged into this article or section. ...


Tom Brady, MVP of Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII, became the first active player to participate in a Super Bowl coin toss, the result of which toss was tails, as selected by Seattle. Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock...


The Steelers became only the third franchise to wear white jerseys despite being the "home" team; the Cowboys (Super Bowls XIII and XXVII) and the Redskins (Super Bowl XVII), both of whom traditionally wear white at home, are the other two. There have been several reasons stated as to why Pittsburgh decided to wear white, ranging from superstition (the Steelers had worn their white uniforms in each of their playoff wins since they were on the road in all three games) to an assertion attributed to Cowher that the Steelers were playing in Detroit, not Pittsburgh, and therefore it wasn't a "home" game (although 10 years earlier Cowher's Steelers did wear their black home jerseys as the "home" team in Super Bowl XXX at Tempe, Arizona away from Pittsburgh, where they had won both their playoff games to reach that Super Bowl). The Steelers became the first AFC club to don their white jerseys as "home" team. Date January 21, 1979 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback Favorite Steelers by 3 1/2 National anthem The Colgate Thirteen Coin toss George Halas Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Bob Jani Productions present Carnival Salute to Caribbean with various Caribbean bands Attendance 79,484... Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob... Date January 30, 1983 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP John Riggins, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 3 National anthem Leslie Easterbrook Coin toss Elroy Hirsch Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Bob Jani Productions presents KaleidoSUPERscope with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team Attendance 103,667 TV in... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated November 29, 1894 Government  - Mayor Hugh Hallman Area  - City  39. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ...


Halftime show

The Rolling Stones performed during the halftime show, which was sponsored by the American telecommunications company Sprint. The group performed three songs: "Start Me Up", "Rough Justice", and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". In the wake of the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy with Janet Jackson, ABC and the NFL imposed a five-second delay and censored lyrics considered too sexually explicit in the first two songs by briefly turning off Mick Jagger's microphone, to which censoring the group had previously agreed.[9] “Rolling Stones” redirects here. ... A halftime show is a performance given between the first and second halves or the 2nd and 3rd quarters of a sporting event. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Start Me Up is a song by The Rolling Stones which was featured on the 1981 album Tattoo You. ... Rough Justice is a by rock and roll band the Rolling Stones released on their 2005 album A Bigger Bang. ... Music sample (I Cant Get No) Satisfaction ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... Janet Jackson covers her exposed breast immediately after Justin Timberlake tears off part of her wardrobe to expose it Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was broadcast live on February 1, 2004 from Houston, Texas, was noted for a controversial halftime show in which Janet Jacksons bare breast was exposed by... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, and pop icon. ... Michael Phillip Mick Jagger CBE (born July 26, 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ...


However, the choice of The Rolling Stones sparked controversy in the Detroit community because the band did not represent the music of Detroit and no other artist from the area was included.[10] Detroit is renowned for its musical heritage, a long and rich history that includes Motown Records, which produced such hometown stars as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations and the Four Tops. ...


Post-game ceremonies

The post-game presentation saw Bart Starr, the MVP of Super Bowls I and II, take the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the podium, whence it was presented to Steelers owner Dan Rooney. Bryan Bartlett Starr (born January 9, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a former professional American football player and coach. ... Date January 15, 1967 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Attendance 61,946... Date January 14, 1968 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 13½ National anthem Grambling State University Band Coin toss Game referee Referee Jack Vest Halftime show Grambling State University Band Attendance 75,546 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray... Vince Lombardi Trophy The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football Leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... Daniel M. Rooney (born July 20, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the owner and chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team in the National Football League (NFL). ...


Game summary

Renaissance Center Wintergarden turned into an ESPN studio for Super Bowl XL.
Renaissance Center Wintergarden turned into an ESPN studio for Super Bowl XL.
Donovan McNabb holds the ball in broadcast ESPN segment.

After the first four possessions of the game ended with punts, Seahawks punt returner Peter Warrick gave his team good field position by returning Chris Gardocki's 37-yard punt 12 yards to Seattle's 49-yard line. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck then started off the drive with a pair of completions to receivers Darrell Jackson and Joe Jurevicius for gains of 20 and 11 yards, respectively. On the third play of the drive, Jackson caught a pass in the end-zone, apparently for a touchdown, but the play was nullified on a pass interference penalty on Jackson for pushing off his defender. Running back Shaun Alexander ran the ball the next two plays, but gained only three yards. Hasselbeck's third-down pass attempt fell incomplete, and the Seahawks were forced to settle for a 47-yard field goal by kicker Josh Brown. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1544x1024, 318 KB) self made I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1544x1024, 318 KB) self made I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Renaissance Center, nicknamed the RenCen, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Detroit, Michigan, and the tallest building in Michigan since 1977. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixel Image in higher resolution (1544 × 1024 pixel, file size: 351 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) self made I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixel Image in higher resolution (1544 × 1024 pixel, file size: 351 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) self made I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Peter Warrick (born June 19, 1977 in Bradenton, Florida), commonly known by fellow teammates and fans as P-Dub attended Southeast High School and is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the NFLs Seattle Seahawks. ... Christopher Allen Gardocki (born February 7, 1970) is a Clemson University graduate, and a punter in the NFL. Chris has spent time with the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Matthew Michael Hasselbeck (born September 25, 1975 in Westwood, Massachusetts) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Darrell Lamont Jackson (born December 6, 1978 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. ... Joseph Michael Jurevicius (born December 23, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. He went to High School at Lake Catholic in Mentor, Ohio. ... Shaun Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... Joshua Brown (born April 29, 1979 in Foyil, Oklahoma) is an American football kicker for the Seattle Seahawks. ...


By the end of the first quarter, the Steelers had failed to gain a first down, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had completed one of five pass attempts for one yard. On their first second-quarter possession, Pittsburgh once more was forced to punt after three plays, but benefited from another Seahawks penalty, a holding call that nullified Warrick's 34-yard punt return. The Steelers forced a Seattle punt, but Seattle safety Michael Boulware intercepted a Roethlisberger pass at the Seattle 17-yard line on the ensuing drive. The Seahawks, though, were once more forced to punt after three plays, and Pittsburgh drove into Seattle territory on the following drive. Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Findlay, Ohio[1]), is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He led his team to a victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in just his second year in the league and is the youngest quarterback... Michael Boulware was born September 17, 1981, Columbia, South Carolina. ...


An offensive pass interference call against tight end Heath Miller and a sack for an eight-yard loss by Seahawks defensive end Grant Wistrom, though, backed the Steelers to the 40-yard line, and left the team facing a third-down-and-28. However, Roethlisberger hit receiver Hines Ward out of a scramble and extremely unorthodox, against the grain pass for a 37-yard gain to keep the drive going. Jerome Bettis carried the ball on the next two plays, taking his team to the one-yard line but not into the end-zone. On the third-down play, after the two-minute warning, Roethlisberger faked a handoff and dove toward the end-zone himself. The play was ruled a touchdown, and the call was upheld after an official review. Earl Heath Miller, Jr. ... Grant Alden Wistrom, (born July 3, 1976 in Joplin, Missouri), is a former American Football defensive end who played for the St. ... Hines E. Ward, Jr. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former American football halfback for the NFLs Los Angeles/St. ... Theatrical release poster. ...


On the strength of a 19-yard Jurevicius reception, Seattle advanced the ball to the Pittsburgh 36-yard line, but, after the drive stalled, Brown missed a 54-yard field goal attempt to the right and the Steelers ran out the clock to end the first half.


The Steelers took the ball to begin the second half, and just two plays in, running back Willie Parker broke through for a 75-yard touchdown run, giving his team a 14-3 lead and setting a record for the longest run in Super Bowl history, beating Marcus Allen's Super Bowl XVIII mark by one yard. Fast Willard Everette Willie Parker (born November 11, 1980 in Clinton, North Carolina) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University...


The Seahawks drove into Pittsburgh territory on the next drive, sparked by a 21-yard run by Alexander, but Brown again missed a field-goal attempt, this one from 50 yards, as Seattle was unable to close the 11-point deficit.


Pittsburgh drove 54 yards to the Seattle six-yard line to put themselves in position to take a large lead, but Seahawks defensive back Kelly Herndon intercepted a pass from Roethlisberger and returned it a Super Bowl record 76 yards to the Steelers 20-yard line. From there, the Seahawks required just two plays to score on Hasselbeck's 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jerramy Stevens, cutting their deficit to 14-10. Kelly Errin Herndon (born November 3, 1976 in Bedford, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL (National Football League). ... Jerramy Stevens (born November 13, 1979 in Boise, Idaho) is a National Football League tight end playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ...


The teams exchanged punts (two from Pittsburgh, one from Seattle) to fill out most of the third quarter, but the Seahawks ended the quarter having driven from their own two-yard line to near midfield. The drive continued in the fourth quarter, as the Seahawks reached the Pittsburgh 19-yard line. An 18-yard pass to Stevens, though, was negated on another penalty call against Seattle tackle Sean Locklear for holding, denying the Seahawks an opportunity for a first-down-and-goal from the 1-yard-line. Three plays later, Pittsburgh defensive back Ike Taylor intercepted a Hasselbeck pass at the 5-yard line and returned it 24 yards. While making the tackle on Taylor, Hasselbeck dove low and brushed another Steelers player, causing him to get flagged for blocking below the waist while trying to make a legal tackle. The penalty added 15 yards to the return and gave the Steelers the ball on their own 44-yard line. Sean Locklear (born May 29, 1981 in Lumberton, North Carolina) is an American football guard for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He was selected with the 21st pick of the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State University. ... Ivan Ike Taylor (born May 5, 1980 in New Orleans) is a defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. He played college football at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. ...


Four plays later, Pittsburgh ran a wide receiver reverse, but the play turned out to be a pass play by wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, who played quarterback while in college. Parker took a pitch from Roethlisberger and handed off to Randle El, who was running in the opposite direction. Randle El then pulled up and threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Ward, giving the Steelers a 21-10 lead and also marking the first time a wide receiver threw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl. Antwaan Randle El (born August 17, 1979 in Riverdale, Illinois) is a wide receiver and punt returner for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. ...


On the ensuing possession, Hasselbeck ran the ball for eighteen yards and was briefly touched by Steelers linebacker Larry Foote as the former fell to the ground. Though the play was initially ruled a fumble, with the ball recovered by the Steelers, a Seahawks challenge proved successful, as officials ruled Hasselbeck to have been down prior to his having lost the ball; Seattle, aided by a 13-yard Jurevicius reception, drove to the Pittsburgh 48-yard line but could go no further; a Tom Rouen punt entered the end zone, giving the Steelers possession on their own 20-yard line. Lawrence Edward Foote, Jr. ... Thomas Francis Rouen (born June 9, 1968 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is an American football punter who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. ...


Pittsburgh possessed the ball on for nearly four-and-one-half minutes on the ensuing drive, as Bettis carried seven times; Seattle was forced to use all of its three timeouts to stop the clock, but nevertheless had only 1:51 left when it took the ball from its own 20-yard line following a Gardocki punt. A 35-yard reception by Jurevicius took the Seahawks into Pittsburgh territory, and a 13-yard Bobby Engram reception took the team to within field-goal range, but dubious clock-management and play-calling left the team with just 35 seconds remaining; an incompletion and a three-yard pass to Stevens over the middle over the field consumed 26 seconds, and Hasselbeck threw incomplete near Stevens on fourth down, giving the Steelers the ball on downs with just three seconds left, after which a Roethlisberger kneel-down ended the game. Bobby Engram (born January 7, 1973, Camden, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. ...


Roethlisberger finished the game having completed just 9 of 21 passes for 123 yards and having also thrown two interceptions; his 22.6 quarterback rating was the lowest ever of any by a Super Bowl winning quarterback. He also rushed for 25 yards and a touchdown. He became the second youngest quarterback to start in a Super Bowl and the youngest quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl at 23 years, 11 months. Passer rating is the name of the method for evaluating the performance of quarterbacks officially used by the National Football League. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ...


The Pittsburgh rushing game was paced by Willie Parker, who gained 93 yards and one touchdown on just ten carries; Bettis rushed 14 times for 43 yards, converted a key first down, and allowing his team to run time off the clock late in the fourth quarter. Ward caught five passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. In addition to his 43-yard touchdown pass, Randle El caught three passes for 22 yards and returned two punts for 32 yards. In defeat for the Seahawks, Hasselbeck completed 26 of 49 pass attempts for 273 yards and a touchdown, with one interception. Jurevicius caught 5 passes for 93 yards. Engram and Jackson also played roles, combining to gain 120 yards on eleven receptions. Alexander led all rushers in the game, accumulating 95 yards on 20 carries while also catching two passes for two yards. The Steelers were the third team to lose the turnover battle and win the game, after the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V and the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV. City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Southeast Missouri State College Marching Golden Eagles with Anita Bryant Band Attendance 79,204 TV in... Date January 20, 1980 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback Favorite Steelers by 10 1/2 National anthem Cheryl Ladd Coin toss Art Rooney Referee Fred Silva Halftime show Up with People presents A Salute to the Big Band Era Attendance 103,985 TV in...


Defensively, Taylor led the Steelers, making seven tackles, defensing two passes, and intercepting Hasselbeck; for the Seahawks, linebacker Lofa Tatupu recorded nine tackles.


The Steelers became just the third team to win the Super Bowl despite not playing a single home game in the playoffs. The Green Bay Packers, who won Super Bowl I, and the Kansas City Chiefs, who won Super Bowl IV, also accomplished the feat. The Steelers, however, had to win four games to accomplish the feat, while the Chiefs won three and Packers won only two games. “Packers” redirects here. ... Date January 15, 1967 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Attendance 61,946... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Referee John McDonough Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers...


Scoring summary

  • 1st Quarter
    • SEA — FG: Josh Brown 47 yards 3-0 SEA
      Drive: Seven Plays, 22 yds, 3:31
  • 2nd Quarter
    • PIT — TD: Ben Roethlisberger 1 yard run (Jeff Reed kick), 7-3 PIT
      Drive: 11 Plays, 59 yds, 6:20
  • 3rd Quarter
    • PIT — TD: Willie Parker 75 yard run (Jeff Reed kick), 14-3 PIT
      Drive: Two plays, 75 yds, 22 seconds
    • SEA — TD: Jerramy Stevens 16 yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck (Josh Brown kick), 14-10 PIT
      Drive: Three plays, 20 yds, 53 seconds
  • 4th Quarter
    • PIT — TD: Hines Ward 43 yard pass from Antwaan Randle El (Jeff Reed kick), 21-10 PIT
      Drive: Four plays, 56 yards, 1:50

Game statistics

Statistic Seattle Seahawks Pittsburgh Steelers
Score 10 21
First downs 20 14
Third down efficiency 5-17 8-15
Fourth down efficiency 1-2 0-0
Total yards 396 339
Passing yards 259 158
Passing – Completions-attempts 26-49 10-22
Passing – Yards per pass 5.0 6.9
Rushing yards 137 181
Rushing attempts 25 33
Yards per rush 5.5 5.5
Penalties-yards 7-70 3-20
Sacks against 3-14 1-8
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions thrown 1 2
Time of possession 33:02 26:58

Starting lineups

Pittsburgh Position Seattle
OFFENSE
Antwaan Randle El WR Bobby Engram
Marvel Smith LT Walter Jones
Alan Faneca LG Steve Hutchinson
Jeff Hartings C Robbie Tobeck
Kendall Simmons RG Chris Gray
Max Starks RT Sean Locklear
Heath Miller TE Jerramy Stevens
Hines Ward WR Darrell Jackson
Ben Roethlisberger QB Matt Hasselbeck
Willie Parker RB Shaun Alexander
Dan Kreider FB Mack Strong
DEFENSE
Aaron Smith LE Bryce Fisher
Casey Hampton LDT Chartric Darby
Kimo von Oelhoffen RE-RDT Rocky Bernard
Clark Haggans LOLB-RE Grant Wistrom
James Farrior LILB-LOLB Leroy Hill
Larry Foote RILB-MLB Lofa Tatupu
Joey Porter ROLB-DB D.D. Lewis
Ike Taylor LCB Andre Dyson
Deshea Townsend RCB Marcus Trufant
Troy Polamalu SS Michael Boulware
Chris Hope FS Marquand Manuel

Antwaan Randle El (born August 17, 1979 in Riverdale, Illinois) is a wide receiver and punt returner for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. ... Bobby Engram (born January 7, 1973, Camden, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Marvel Amos Smith (born August 6, 1978) is an American football offensive tackle who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Walter Jones (born January 19, 1974) is an American football offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks team in the National Football League. ... Alan Joseph Faneca, Jr. ... Steven Hutchinson (born November 1, 1977 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a National Football League offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings. ... Jeff Hartings (born September 9, 1972 in St. ... Robbie Tobeck (born March 6, 1970) is a National Football League offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Henry Alexander Simmons (born March 11, 1979 in Ripley, Mississippi), known as Kendall Simmons, is an offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. He played college football at Auburn University, and was selected 30th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Steelers. ... Chris Gray is the vocalist for the band The Black Maria. ... Max Starks, born on January 10, 1982 in Orlando, Florida, is an offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. The son of former professional football player and defensive lineman, Ross Browner, Starks is among the tallest NFL players, standing at 68; he is 337 pounds. ... Sean Locklear (born May 29, 1981 in Lumberton, North Carolina) is an American football guard for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He was selected with the 21st pick of the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State University. ... Earl Heath Miller, Jr. ... Jerramy Stevens (born November 13, 1979 in Boise, Idaho) is a National Football League tight end playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Hines E. Ward, Jr. ... Darrell Lamont Jackson (born December 6, 1978 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver currently playing for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. ... Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Findlay, Ohio[1]), is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He led his team to a victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in just his second year in the league and is the youngest quarterback... Matthew Michael Hasselbeck (born September 25, 1975 in Westwood, Massachusetts) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Fast Willard Everette Willie Parker (born November 11, 1980 in Clinton, North Carolina) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Shaun Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... Dan Kreider (born March 11, 1977 in Manheim, PA) is the starting fullback for the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Mack Strong(Born:September 11, 1971) is a National Football League fullback for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Aaron Smith is a Nashville based drummer and percussionist. ... Bryce Fisher (born May 12, 1977 in Renton, Washington) is a National Football League defensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Casey Hampton (born September 3, 1977 in Galveston, Texas) is an American Football nose tackle who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. ... Chartric Chuck Terrell Darby (born October 22, 1975) is an American football player who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Kimo von Oelhoffen (born January 30, 1971 in Kaunakakai, Hawaii) is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the NFL. He played college football at Boise State University and was selected with the first pick of the sixth round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the... Rocky Benard (born April 19, 1979 in Baytown, Texas) is a current American free agent defensive tackle who formally played for the Seattle Seahawks since 2002. ... Clark Cromwell Haggans (born January 10, 1977) plays outside linebacker for the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Grant Alden Wistrom, (born July 3, 1976 in Joplin, Missouri), is a former American Football defensive end who played for the St. ... James Farrior (January 6, 1975, Richmond, Virginia) is an American football player who currently plays as an inside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He played college football at the University of Virginia, and played with the New York Jets from 1997 to 2001. ... Leroy Hill, Jr. ... Lawrence Edward Foote, Jr. ... Mosiula Meaalofa Tatupu (born November 15, 1982 in Plainville, Massachusetts) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Joey Eugene Porter (born March 22, 1977 in Bakersfield, California) is an American football linebacker who currently plays for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... DeAndre DeWayne Lewis (born January 8, 1979 in Bremerhaven, Germany) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He attended the University of Texas. ... Ivan Ike Taylor (born May 5, 1980 in New Orleans) is a defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. He played college football at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. ... Andre Dyson (born May 25, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He was originally a second round pick by the Tennessee Titans out of the University of Utah. ... Deshea Townsend is a defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. Categories: American football biography stubs | National Football League players | Pittsburgh Steelers players ... Marcus Trufant (born December 25, 1980 )is an American football cornerback who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Troy Aumua Polamalu (born Troy Benjamin Aumua on April 19, 1981 in Garden Grove, California) is an American football player who currently plays strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He is of Samoan descent. ... Michael Boulware was born September 17, 1981, Columbia, South Carolina. ... Chris Hope (born September 29, 1980, in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is an American Football player who played Free Safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and is currently with the Tennessee Titans. ... Marquand Alexander Manuel (born July 11, 1979 in Miami, Florida) is an American football safety for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He was originally selected in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals out of the University of Florida. ...

Officials

  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • Umpire: Garth DeFelice
  • Head Linesman: Mark Hittner
  • Line Judge: Mark Perlman
  • Field Judge: Steve Zimmer
  • Side Judge: Tom Hill
  • Back Judge: Bob Waggoner
  • Alternate Referee: Tony Corrente
  • Alternate Umpire: Undrey Walsh
  • Alternate Head Linesman: Tom Stabile

NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Bill Leavy officiating his first game after the NFL resumed play following the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... Mark Hittner (left) talks with Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren Mark Hittner is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the beginning of the 1997 NFL season. ... Mark Perlman Mark Perlman is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2000 NFL season. ... Tony Corrente Tony Corrente has been an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since 1995. ...

Reaction to officiating

Further information: Reaction to officiating in Super Bowl XL

Some calls made during Super Bowl XL were met with criticism from both fans and members of the media, as many suggested that referee Bill Leavy's crew had wrongly nullified some key plays made by the Seattle offense. Columnist Jason Whitlock encapsulated many views when he wrote the day after the game, "Leavy and his crew ruined Super Bowl XL. Am I the only one who would like to hear them defend their incompetence?"[11] The officiating in Super Bowl XL was met with harsh criticism from both the fans and the media soon after the game. ... Bill Leavy officiating his first game after the NFL resumed play following the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... Jason Lee Whitlock (b. ...


In response to the criticisms leveled at the officials, the NFL, just two days after the game, released a statement defending the officials' performance. "The game was properly officiated, including, as in most NFL games, some tight plays that produced disagreement about the calls made by the officials," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement.[12]


The game ended a playoffs season that was plagued by complaints about officiating, most notably during the divisional playoff games between the Steelers and Colts, the Broncos and Patriots, and the Bears and Panthers.[13] The National Football League playoffs following the 2005 regular season led up to Super Bowl XL, which was played in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday, February 5, 2006. ...


Commercials

As usual, the American television broadcast of the Super Bowl showcased top commercials and commanded high prices, estimated at $2.6 million (US) for a 30-second spot.[14] According to Advertising Age, Anheuser-Busch was the top advertiser during the game, having purchased 10 30-second spots. The magazine reported that other companies having purchased multiple commercial segments included Ameriquest (two), CareerBuilder.com (two), Pepsi-Cola (four), Pizza Hut (ten, though most ran prior to kickoff), Sprint (three), Procter & Gamble (four, three for Gillette's new Fusion razor), Warner Bros. (three), Disney (two) and GoDaddy.com (two). Three companies aired 60-second advertisements: General Motors (for the Cadillac brand), Burger King, and Mobile ESPN (the Sports Heaven ad). Agency BBDO was the biggest single producer of commercials, creating 19.[15] ABC also aired several 60-second commercials for some of its shows, including Lost, Desperate Housewives, and Grey's Anatomy. [16] Notably, this was the first Super Bowl during which commercials, in addition to the game itself, were broadcast in HDTV; on typical HDTV broadcasts, the commercials themselves are broadcast in standard definition. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Advertising Age is a magazine, chronicling trends in advertisement. ... Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. ... Ameriquest was one of the United Statess leading wholesale subprime lenders. ... The current Pepsi logo Pepsi-Cola (often shortened to Pepsi), is a carbonated cola soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo, and the principal rival of Coca-Cola. ... Pizza Hut Inc. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ... Global Gillette is a business unit of Procter & Gamble. ... Global Gillette is a business unit of Procter & Gamble. ... “WB” redirects here. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Go Daddy is an Internet domain registrar and web hosting company, which also sells e-business related software and services. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... For other uses, see Cadillac (disambiguation). ... Burger King (often abbreviated to BK) is a large international chain of fast food restaurants, predominantly selling burgers, french fries, soft drinks, desserts, and various sandwiches. ... Mobile ESPN is a cellular phone-based sports information service offered by ESPN and Verizon Wireless. ... Sports Heaven is a lavish commercial produced by ESPN to hype the release of its sports-oriented cell phone service, Mobile ESPN. Launched during Super Bowl XL on February 5, 2006, the 60-second ad was one of the most discussed (and replayed) after the game. ... Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn is an advertising agency formed by merging of BDO (Barton, Durstine & Osborn) and Batten Co. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Lost is an Emmy Award and Golden Globe-winning American serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Australia and the United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. ... Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios — The Walt Disney Companys main television studio — and Cherry Productions. ... This article is about the television series. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ...


Google Video[17] and America Online[18] each catalogued ads for later viewing. The USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter, which measures viewer online reaction to all Super Bowl ads, found the Bud Light "Magic Refrigerator" spot ranked as the top spot. Google Video logo Google Video is a free video sharing and video search engine service from Google that allows anyone to upload video clips to Googles web servers as well as make their own media available free of charge; some videos are also offered for sale through the Google... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Anheuser_Busch (NYSE: BUD), the worlds third largest brewing company in volume after InBev and SABMiller, is based in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The company brews 35 different beers and malt liquors. ...


Gambling

  • According to Las Vegas oddsmakers, the Steelers opened betting as a four-point favorite. As the Steelers won by eleven points, they covered this spread.
  • The over-under, or expected points total, for the game, opened at 47.[19] As the total combined score of this game was only 31 points, the under bet won.
  • The money line was set at roughly +160 for the Seahawks and -180 for the Steelers.

This was just the fifth time in Super Bowl history when a lower-seeded team opened as the favorite to win; the previous occurrences were Super Bowls XXXIX (AFC second-seeded New England Patriots were favored by seven points over NFC top-seed Philadelphia Eagles), XXXV (AFC fourth-seeded Baltimore Ravens were favored by three points over NFC top-seed New York Giants), XXIII (NFC second-seeded San Francisco 49ers were favored by seven points over AFC first-seed Cincinnati Bengals), and XVII (AFC second-seeded Miami Dolphins were favored by three points over Washington Redskins). In each but the last iteration, the lower-seeded and favored team won. Vegas redirects here. ... Spread betting is a term used to describe various types of wagering on the outcome of an event, where the pay-off is based on the precision of the wager, rather than a simple binary outcome (win or loss). ... An over-under or over/under bet is a wager in which a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game (usually the combined score of the two teams), and bettors wager that the actual number in the game will be either higher or lower than... The money line is a common form of sports betting. ... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Date January 22, 1989 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Jerry Rice, Wide receiver Favorite 49ers by 7 National anthem Billy Joel Coin toss Nick Buoniconti, Bob Griese, and Larry Little Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show Be Bop Bamboozled - South Florida-area dancers and performers, and 3-D... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Date January 30, 1983 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP John Riggins, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 3 National anthem Leslie Easterbrook Coin toss Elroy Hirsch Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Bob Jani Productions presents KaleidoSUPERscope with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team Attendance 103,667 TV in... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ...


This was also the second time in Super Bowl history when the favorite was a wild card team; the first was before Super Bowl XXXV, when the Ravens were favored. It also marked the first time since that game the favorite won against the spread. Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921...


Members of the winning team each received a payment of $73,000 for playing in the game, while players on the losing team were paid $38,000. The Green Bay Packers received $15,000 each for winning Super Bowl I in 1967; adjusted for inflation in 2006 dollars, that sum is roughly $86,000.[20] Date January 15, 1967 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show University of Arizona and Grambling State University Bands Attendance 61,946... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


After having held constant at $600 for three years, the face value of the costliest Super Bowl ticket rose to $700 for the game. On eBay, the least-desirable seats—those behind each end zone in the upper level—fetched more than $2000 each, while top seats around the 50-yard line sold for more than $6000. eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ...


Ring

The ring for the Pittsburgh Steelers was designed by Steelers owner Dan Rooney and Jerome Bettis. It is crowned by five Vince Lombardi trophies, all topped with football-shaped diamond settings to represent their five Super Bowl victories. The base of each trophy has the Roman numeral for their victories, with Super Bowl XL front and center. In front of the trophies is the Steelers logo set with colored jewels to mimic the colors of the logo. On the top of the crown is "PITTSBURGH", and on the bottom is "WORLD CHAMPIONS". One side of the ring has the Super Bowl XL logo and the score of the game. This article is about the gemstone. ...


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See also

The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... The National Football League playoffs following the 2005 regular season led up to Super Bowl XL, which was played in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday, February 5, 2006. ...

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