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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XXXIX
Super Bowl XXXIX
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 0 7 7 10 24
Eagles 0 7 7 7 21
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. Army Herald Trumpets.
Coin toss Youth football players from Jacksonville: Tyler Callahan, Tyler Deal, Lawrence McCauley, and Jacob Santana; New Orleans NFL Junior Player Development coach Tamaris Jackson
Referee Terry McAulay
Halftime show Paul McCartney
Attendance 78,125
TV in the United States
Network FOX
Announcers Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Cris Collinsworth
Nielsen Ratings 41.1
Market share 62
Cost of 30-second commercial US$2.4 million

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The American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots (17-2) defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Philadelphia Eagles (15-4), 24–21, and became the first team since the 1997–98 Denver Broncos to win consecutive Super Bowls. American Football Conference logo. ... 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... National Football Conference logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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...


New England also became the second team after the Dallas Cowboys to win three Super Bowls in four years. This was the Patriots' third straight Super Bowl victory in which they won by a margin of three points. They defeated the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, 20–17, and the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII, 32–29. Each of these margins was because of an Adam Vinatieri field goal, two of which (against the Rams and the Panthers) happened in the final seconds of the 4th quarter. 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... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A field goal (formerly goal from the field) in American football and Canadian football (collectively called gridiron football) is a goal that may be scored during general play (from the field). Execution of a field goal A field goal may be scored by a placekick or the very rare drop...


The Patriots forced four turnovers, while New England wide receiver Deion Branch, who recorded 133 receiving yards and tied the Super Bowl record with 11 catches, was named the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player. Because he recorded 10 catches during the previous year's Super Bowl, he also set the record for the most combined receptions in 2 consecutive Super Bowls (21). Branch was the third offensive player ever to win Super Bowl MVP honors without scoring a touchdown or throwing a touchdown pass. The other 2 players were Joe Namath in Super Bowl III and Fred Biletnikoff in Super Bowl XI. Anthony Deion Branch, 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. ... 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... Joseph William Namath (born May 31, 1943), also known as Broadway Joe, was an American football Hall of Fame quarterback in the American Football League and National Football League during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers... Frederick S. Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is a retired American football player. ... Date January 9, 1977 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Fred Biletnikoff, Wide Receiver Favorite Raiders by 4 1/2 National anthem Vikki Carr (America the Beautiful) Coin toss Jim Tunney Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Disney presents Its A Small World with the Los Angeles Unified...

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Background

New England seeks to become a dynasty

New England's major acquisition prior to the season was veteran running back Corey Dillon, who joined the team after playing 7 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. In his first 6 seasons in the league, Dillon averaged over 1,250 rushing yards per year, including setting a single-game rushing record against the Denver Broncos. In 2003, however, injuries, conflicts with the Bengals' management and coaching staff, and other off-field problems limited him to just 541 yards during the season. By the end of the 2003 season, Dillon had lost his starting job to running back Rudi Johnson, and thus demanded to be traded. Although many observers questioned how effective the 30-year-old Dillon would be after recovering from his injuries as well as his ability to function in a team environment, the Patriots decided to sign the running back in exchange for a second-round draft pick. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Corey Dillon (born October 24, 1974 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American football running back who recently was released by the New England Patriots making him a free agent. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... 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... Rudi Ali Johnson (born October 1, 1979 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American football running back who currently plays for the National Football Leagues Cincinnati Bengals. ...


Dillon became a significant offensive weapon for the 2004 Patriots, recording 1,635 rushing yards (franchise record) and 12 touchdowns, both career highs, and was named to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time in his career. He also caught 15 passes for 103 yards and another touchdown. His contributions helped lead the team to break the NFL record for the most consecutive regular season victories (18), the record for the most consecutive overall victories (21) and earned the second best regular season record during the year at 14–2. The team's only losses during the year were to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who ended up with the league's best regular season record at 15–1, and a 29–28 loss to the Miami Dolphins on ABC's Monday Night Football. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... “Steelers” redirects here. ... 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... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ...


Another weapon in the Patriots' offensive backfield was running back Kevin Faulk, who rushed for 255 yards, recorded 26 receptions for 248 yards, returned 20 punts for 113 yards, returned 4 kickoffs for 73 yards, and scored 3 total touchdowns. Fullback Patrick Pass also emerged as a big contributor, rushing for 141 yards, catching 28 passes for 215 yards, and gaining another 115 yards on kickoff returns. Kevin Troy Faulk (born June 5, 1976 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is the reserve halfback for the New England Patriots. ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... Patrick Pass (born December 31, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent and most recently played with the New England Patriots of the National Football League, but is considered more of a pass-catching fullback than a conventional blocking fullback. ...


Pro Bowl quarterback Tom Brady remained at the helm of the Patriots offense, completing 288 out of 474 (60.8 percent) of his passes for 3,692 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. Although wide receiver Deion Branch, New England's major deep threat, missed most of the season because of injuries, he did record 35 receptions for 454 yards and 4 touchdowns. Wide receiver David Givens ended up being the team's leading receiver with 56 catches for 874 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wide receiver David Patten also contributed with 44 receptions for 800 yards and 7 touchdowns, and tight end Daniel Graham had 30 receptions for 364 yards and 7 touchdowns. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. ... David Lamar Givens (born August 16, 1980 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. ... David Patten is an American football player. ... Daniel Graham (born November 16, 1978 in Torrance, California) is an American football tight end who plays for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. // Growing up in Denver, Colorado Graham attended Thomas Jefferson High School. ...


On defense, the Patriots were plagued by injuries, especially in their secondary. Defensive backs Tyrone Poole and Ty Law suffered season-ending injuries, while safety Eugene Wilson, who lead the team with 4 interceptions, missed several games. In order to compensate for the losses, the following players were promoted to starters: Tyrone Poole, (born February 3, 1972 in La Grange, Georgia, United States), is an American Football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Tajuan Law, best known as Ty Law, (born February 10, 1974 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania) is an American football cornerback who currently plays with the Kansas City Chiefs. ... For other persons named Eugene Wilson, see Eugene Wilson Eugene W. Wilson II (born August 17, 1980 in Merrillville, Indiana) is an American football player and a free safety for the New England Patriots. ...

  • Rookie cornerback Randall Gay, who did not play at all in the first 3 games of the season, and did not start until the 6th week
  • Defensive back Asante Samuel, who normally only played during dime formations
  • Safety Earthwind Moreland, who came off of the team's practice squad and had only played in three games in his entire 5-year NFL career
  • Veteran wide receiver Troy Brown, who had never played on defense in his 12-year career

With their patchwork secondary, the Patriots ranked just 17th in passing yards allowed (3,400) and 22nd in completions allowed (315). However, they did rank 7th in interceptions (20) and 10th in fewest passing touchdowns allowed (18). Most importantly, New England continued to win despite the injuries. Brown actually turned out to be very effective playing as a defensive back, ranking second on the team with 3 interceptions. Safety Rodney Harrison was also an impact player, leading the team with 138 tackles while also recording 3 sacks and 2 interceptions. Randall Blue Jerome Gay, Jr. ... Asante Samuel (born January 6, 1981 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into American football strategy. ... Earthwind Moreland is a former National Football League cornerback for the New England Patriots, and a current Arena Football League cornerback/wide receiver for the Georgia Force. ... Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971 in Barnwell, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Rodney Scott Harrison (born December 15, 1972 in Markham, Illinois) is an American football safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


Up front, the Partriots defensive line was anchored by Pro Bowler Richard Seymour, who recorded 5 sacks and 1 fumble recovery. New England also still had their trio of impact veteran linebackers: Pro Bowler Tedy Bruschi (122 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 70 return yards), Willie McGinest (9.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 interception), and Mike Vrabel (71 tackles and 5.5 sacks), along with Ted Johnson. Vrabel also frequently played at the tight end position during offensive plays near the opponent's goal line, recording 2 touchdown receptions. Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979 in Gadsden, South Carolina) is an American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Tedy Lacap Bruschi (pronounced BREW-ski) (born June 9, 1973 in San Francisco, California) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Willie McGinest William Lee McGinest, Jr, (born December 11, 1971 in Long Beach, California), is an American Football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns. ... Michael George Vrabel (born August 14, 1975 in Akron, Ohio) is an American football player. ... Ted Johnson (born December 4, 1972) is a former American football linebacker who played ten years in the NFL for the New England Patriots. ...


Philadelphia finally returns to the Super Bowl

The Eagles entered the 2004 regular season after suffering 3 consecutive defeats in the NFC Championship Game.


The Eagles spent most of the latter half of the 1990s with losing records before hiring Andy Reid as their head coach in 1999. In that same year, they used their first-round pick in the NFL draft to select quarterback Donovan McNabb. Although they finished the 1999 regular season with a 5–11 record, they became a playoff team in 2000, with McNabb throwing for 3,365 yards and 21 touchdowns while also rushing for 629 yards and another 6 touchdowns. For the football (soccer) player, see Andy Reid (footballer). ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ...


With Reid and McNabb in command, the Eagles became the elite team in the NFC, earning the best regular season record in the conference during the 2001, 2002, and 2003 seasons with a total of 35 wins out of 48 games. But after losing the NFC Championship Game in each of those 3 years, Philadelphia developed a reputation of "not being able to win the big games". Therefore, the Eagles traded for veteran and controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens prior to the 2004 season to be their impact player to help get them to the Super Bowl. The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... Terrell Eldorado Owens, popularly known by his initials T.O., (born December 7, 1973), is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. ...


Owens joined the team after spending 7 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He was widely considered one of the top receivers in the league, but he was also widely considered a troublemaker because of controversial touchdown celebrations and his tendency to berate his teammates during media interviews. Nevertheless, Owens became the Eagles' deep-passing threat, finishing the season with 77 receptions for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns. 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...


Meanwhile, McNabb had the best season of his career, completing 300 out of 469 (64 percent) of his passes for 3,875 yards, 31 touchdowns, and only 8 interceptions, making him the first quarterback to ever throw for more than 30 touchdowns and fewer than 10 interceptions in a season. He also rushed for 220 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wide receiver Todd Pinkston was also a reliable target, recording 36 catches for 676 yards. Todd Pinkston (born April 23, 1977) is an American professional football player who is currently playing for the Washington Redskins. ...


Philadelphia's running game was not as strong as their passing attack, ranking just 24th in the league in rushing yards (1,639), but it was still fairly effective. Running back Brian Westbrook lead the team with 812 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Westbrook also led all NFL running backs in receiving with 73 receptions for 706 yards and 6 touchdowns. Veteran running back Dorsey Levens was also a big contributor with 410 rushing yards. The Eagles' offensive line was led by Pro Bowl tackles Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan. Brian Collins Westbrook (Born on September 2, 1979 in Fort Washington, Maryland) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. // Westbrook played high school varsity football at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. ... Dorsey Levens is a former American NFL running back. ... William Thomas, III (born November 20, 1974 in Deland, Florida) is an American football offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. He was selected with the 11th overall pick of the 1998 NFL Draft out of Florida State University. ... Jon Daniel Runyan (November 27, 1973, Flint, Michigan) is an American Football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. He is also a part owner of the AFL San Diego Riptide. ...


The Eagles defense was widely considered to be the best aspect of their team. Three of their four starters in the defensive secondary were named to the Pro Bowl: Cornerback Lito Sheppard (1 sack, 5 interceptions, 172 return yards and 2 touchdowns), safety Michael Lewis (88 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception) and safety Brian Dawkins (3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and 4 interceptions for 40 return yards). Their defensive line was anchored by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Corey Simon (5.5 sacks) and defensive ends Jevon Kearse (7.5 sacks, Pro Bowl) and Derrick Burgess. Pro Bowl linebacker Jeremiah Trotter recorded 60 tackles and 1 sack. Lito Decorian Sheppard (born April 8, 1981 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American football cornerback in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Michael Milton Lewis (born April 8, 1980 in Richmond, Texas) is a Pro Bowl strong safety for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr. ... Corey Jermaine Simon (born March 2, 1977 in Boynton Beach, Florida, USA) is an American football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was drafted in the first round in 2000 by the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Jevon Kearse (born September 3, 1976, in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays Defensive End for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Due to his rare athleticism and threatening style of play, he is known throughout the league as “The Freak”. His cousin, Phillip Buchanon... Derrick Lee Burgess (born August 12, 1978 in Lake City, South Carolina) is a defensive end who plays for the Oakland Raiders. ... Jeremiah Trotter (born January 20, 1977 in Hooks, Texas) is an American football linebacker in the NFL. On August 21, 2007, he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles, making him a free agent. ...


The Eagles started the 2004 regular season strong, winning their first 7 games before suffering a loss to the Steelers. After that, they finished the season with a 13–3 record. Their only other 2 losses were in their last 2 games of the season, when they decided to rest all of their starters because they had already clinched the NFC #1 seed, and thus home-field advantage in the playoffs. However, during a December 19th 12–7 win over the Dallas Cowboys, Owens was seriously injured on a "horse-collar tackle" by Cowboys defensive back Roy Williams and had to miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs. is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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... Roy Williams (born August 14, 1980 in Redwood City, California) is a safety for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ...


Playoffs

Main article: NFL playoffs, 2004-05

Despite the loss of Owens, the Eagles easily beat the Minnesota Vikings, 27–14, and the Atlanta Falcons, 27–10, in the playoffs. McNabb recorded 21 out of 33 completions for 286 yards and two touchdowns, while receiver Freddie Mitchell scored two touchdowns in the victory over the Vikings. McNabb then completed 17 out of 26 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Falcons. The NFL playoffs following the 2004 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXIX. // at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington Game time: 4:30 p. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Freddie Lee Mitchell (born November 28, 1978 in Lakeland, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver who most recently played for the Philadelphia Eagles. ...


Meanwhile, the Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 20–3, holding the league's highest scoring team with 522 total points to just a single field goal, Indianapolis' lowest point total since their opening game of the 2003 season. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 4,557 yards during the regular season, and set NFL records for most touchdown passes in a regular season (49) and highest quarterback rating (121.4). Running back Edgerrin James gained 2,031 combined rushing and receiving yards and scored 9 touchdowns. Wide receivers Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, and Brandon Stokley each recorded over 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. However, the Patriots limited Manning to 238 passing yards with 1 interception and no touchdowns, and James to just 39 rushing yards. The Patriots also held possession of the ball for 37:43, including 21:26 in the second half, and recorded three long scoring drives that each took over 7 minutes off the clock. One reason New England was able to hold the ball so long was because of Dillon's rushing. He finished the game with 23 carries for 144 yards and 5 receptions for 17 yards. 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... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana)[1] is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ... Marvin Daniel Harrison (born August 25, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American football player who played for Syracuse University and is currently playing in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Reginald DeVincey Wayne (born November 17, 1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the NFLs Indianapolis Colts. ... Brandon Stokley (born June 23, 1976 in Blacksburg, Virginia) is an American football player in the National Football League who currently plays for the Denver Broncos. ...


The Patriots then defeated the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game, 41–27. Although Pittsburgh had beaten New England, 34–20, during the regular season and led the league in fewest total yards allowed, they could not stop the Patriots. Brady threw for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns; Dillon rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown; and Branch, who was coming off of his injuries, recorded 4 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown, along with 37 rushing yards and another touchdown on 2 carries. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (who had struggled the previous week against the New York Jets) was intercepted 3 times, and running back Jerome Bettis, Pittsburgh's leading rusher, was held to just 64 yards. 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... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... 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. ...


Super Bowl pregame news

Owens was cleared to play in Super Bowl XXXIX, defying doctors orders by playing on his injured ankle containing 2 screws and a metal plate.


The other major story was the Patriots' potential loss of both their offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator at the end of the season, and how it might affect the team in 2005. On December 12, 2004, about a month and a half before the game, New England offensive coordinator Charlie Weis signed a contract to become the head coach of Notre Dame starting in the 2005 season. Rumors were also circulating that defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel would also leave the team to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns (which ended up being true as Crennel and the Browns agreed to a contract a couple of weeks after the Super Bowl). An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... Charlie Weis (born March 30, 1956 in Trenton, New Jersey) is the current head coach of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... Romeo Crennel (born June 18, 1947 in Lynchburg, Virginia) has been the head coach of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League since February 8, 2005. ... “Browns” redirects here. ...


Due to injuries at the tight end spot, the Eagles were forced to sign Jeff Thomason, a former tight end who was working construction at the time, to a one-game contract for the Super Bowl. Thomason saw time during several plays, although never had a ball thrown his way. This was his third Super Bowl, playing in two with the Green Bay Packers during Andy Reid's days as a Packer assistant. Jeffrey David Thomason (born December 30, 1969) was an American football tight end. ... “Packers” redirects here. ...


With this appearance the Patriots became the 8th team to make it to the Super Bowl for the 5th time. They joined the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. 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 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... “Steelers” redirects here. ... 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... 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). ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970...


Television and entertainment

The game was televised in the United States by FOX, with play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and color commentators Cris Collinsworth and Troy Aikman. This marked the first time since Super Bowl I that none of the network commentators had ever called a Super Bowl game before (although Collinsworth had worked three prior Super Bowl telecasts as a pregame analyst). This was last game Cris Collinsworth broadcast as a member of the NFL on FOX team, as he chose to sign with NBC in the following off-season. 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. ... 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. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... 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. ... Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) // The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. ... 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... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


James Brown hosted all the events with help from his fellow FOX NFL Sunday cast members Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson. James Brown James Brown (born February 25, 1951), commonly called J.B., is a TV personality known for being the host of the Fox networks NFL pregame show FOX NFL Sunday. ... NFL on FOX logo. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Howard Michael Howie Long (born January 6, 1960 in Somerville, Massachusetts) played football as a defensive end, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. ... Jimmy Johnson (born August 14, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas) is an American football coach and broadcaster. ...


After the game, FOX aired a special episode of The Simpsons and the series premiere of American Dad!. Simpsons redirects here. ... American Dad! is a satirical American animated television series produced by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century Fox. ...


Pregame ceremonies

Before the game, performances came from the Black Eyed Peas, Earth Wind & Fire, Charlie Daniels, and Gretchen Wilson. Shortly before kickoff, Alicia Keys sang "America the Beautiful," paying tribute to Ray Charles, who died in June 2004. The 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 sang the national anthem accompanied by the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets. It had been more than 30 years since all four service academies sang together—the last time was at the second inauguration of President Richard Nixon in 1973. The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip-hop group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed worldwide pop success. ... Earth, Wind & Fire was a legendary American funk band, formed in Chicago in 1969. ... Charles Edward Charlie Daniels (born October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American musician famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. ... Gretchen Frances Wilson (born June 26, 1973) is an American country music singer and guitarist. ... Alicia Keys (born Alicia J. Augello-Cook on January 25, 1980[1][2]) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, philanthropist, and author who has won numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, and three American Music Awards. ... America the Beautiful is an American patriotic song which rivals The Star-Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States, in popularity. ... For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: June 2004 in sports Deaths in June • 28 Anthony Buckeridge • 26 Naomi Shemer • 26 Yash Johar • 22 Bob Bemer • 22 Thomas Gold • 22 Francisco Ortiz Franco • 16 Thanom Kittikachorn • 10 Ray Charles • 5 Ronald Reagan... “USMA” redirects here. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force),[1] located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ... The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), located in New London, Connecticut is a U.S. military academy that provides education to future officers of the United States Coast Guard. ... Inauguration Day is the day on which the President of the United States is sworn in and takes office. ... For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


In a move which proved somewhat controversial after the broadcast, the traditional military missing man formation flyby was this year performed by a pair of F/A-18 Super Hornets from VFA-106 at NAS Oceana and a pair of the Air Force's newest fighters, the F-22 Raptor, flying from Tyndall AFB, the training base for the Raptor. The earlier military flyby during the veterans' salute was conducted by 2 T-6 Texan trainers and a B-25 Bomber. The missing man formation flying over the USS Arizona memorial in Hawaii For the Vince Welnick group, see Missing Man Formation (band). ... The Red Arrows and Concorde conclude a special flypast over Buckingham Palace on 4 June, 2002 celebrating the Queens Golden Jubilee. ... Four F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron Forty One (VFA-41) fly over the Western Pacific Ocean in a stack formation. ... Naval Air Station Oceana is a United States Navy master jet base, located in the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ... “F-22” redirects here. ... Tyndall Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located in Bay County, Florida. ... The T-6 Texan was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft designed by North American Aviation, used to train fighter pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. The T-6 is... B-25 Mitchell, England, 2001 B_25 Mitchell was a twin_engined, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation in the United States and used during World War II. By the time production of the plane ended, roughly 10,000 had been built, including PBJ_1 Navy Patrol Bomber and an F-10...


The coin toss ceremony featured youth football players from Jacksonville: Tyler Callahan, Tyler Deal, Lawrence McCauley, and Jacob Santana; and New Orleans NFL Junior Player Development coach Tamaris Jackson. 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. ...


For the third straight year, each team took the field en masse. In prerecorded video segments, Andover, Massachusetts native Michael Chiklis introduced the Patriots, and Philadelphia-born Will Smith introduced the Eagles. (In Super Bowl XXXVI, the Patriots were the first team to forego individual introductions.) Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Essex County Settled 1642 Incorporated 1646 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town Manager Reginald Buzz Stapczynski  - Board of    Selectmen Ted Teichert (2009) Mary Lyman (2008) Alexander Vispoli (2010) Jerry Stabile (2010) Brian Major (2009) Area  - Town  32. ... Michael Charles Chiklis (born August 30, 1963) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... 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...


Halftime show

Paul McCartney performed during the halftime show; his selection by the NFL, the show's producers, Don Mischer Productions, and the show's sponsor, Ameriquest Mortgage, was considered to be a "safe" choice, as it avoided the possibility for an incident similar to that which sparked the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy the previous year. Unlike in many previous years, he was the only performer in the entire halftime show. McCartney's set consisted of the Beatles songs "Drive My Car", "Get Back", and "Hey Jude", as well as "Live and Let Die" from his career with Wings. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Don Mischer is an American television events producer and director. ... Ameriquest is a national mortgage lender based in Orange, California with staff of 14,000 in 280 offices across the United States. ... 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... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Drive My Car is a song written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and first released performed by The Beatles on the UK version of the 1965 album Rubber Soul; it also appeared in the US on the Yesterday . ... Music sample Get Back ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... Music sample Hey Jude ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... link title Live and Let Die, from the James Bond film and soundtrack Live and Let Die, is one of Sir Paul McCartneys most successful singles. ... Wings was a rock music band led by Paul McCartney and formed in August 1971, shortly after the breakup of The Beatles. ...


Theme

Taking the concept a step further, for the first time, a theme was tied to the event: Building Bridges, as symbolized by the theme logo, represented by the Main Street Bridge, one of the seven bridges that crosses over the St. Johns River in the host city, and according to the League, symbolized the bridging of a nation under the NFL football umbrella. The theme was also used by Jacksonville-area nonprofit Fresh Ministries in a major event entitled "Bridges of Peace," featuring city officials asking the people to unite for the Super Bowl and heal the wounds of segregation. The Main Street Bridge seen from the Acosta Bridge. ... The St. ... Fresh Ministries is a non-profit charity based in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Rex Theatre for Colored People Racial segregation is characterised by separation of different races in daily life, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home[1]. Segregation...


Presidential appearances

Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton appeared in support of their bipartisan effort to raise money for relief of the December 26, 2004, tsunami in southeast Asia through the USA Freedom Corps, an action which former President Bush described as "transcending politics." Order: 41st President Term of Office: January 20, 1989–January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts Date of death: Place of death: First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican Vice President: Dan Quayle... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,[1] was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... George W. Bush speaks in front of a USA Freedom Corps display. ...


Game summary

On the first drive of the game, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb fumbled while being sacked by New England linebacker Willie McGinest, and the Patriots recovered the ball at Philadelphia's 34 yard line. Fortunately for the Eagles, coach Andy Reid's instant replay challenge overruled the fumble; officials ruled that McNabb had been down by contact before the ball came out of his hands. Later in the quarter after each team had punted twice, McNabb completed a 30-yard pass to Terrell Owens, with a roughing the passer penalty adding 9 yards, moving the ball inside the Patriots 20 yard line. However, linebacker Mike Vrabel sacked McNabb for a 16-yard loss on the next play. On the following play, the Eagles once again appeared to turn the ball over: McNabb's pass was intercepted in the end zone by Patriots defensive back Asante Samuel, but it was nullified by an illegal contact penalty on linebacker Roman Phifer, moving the ball back inside the 20 and giving the Eagles a first down. However, McNabb's second chance was wasted as he threw an interception to safety Rodney Harrison on the next play. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Willie McGinest William Lee McGinest, Jr, (born December 11, 1971 in Long Beach, California), is an American Football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns. ... For the football (soccer) player, see Andy Reid (footballer). ... For other uses of the term Instant replay, see Instant replay (disambiguation). ... Terrell Eldorado Owens, popularly known by his initials T.O., (born December 7, 1973), is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Michael George Vrabel (born August 14, 1975 in Akron, Ohio) is an American football player. ... Asante Samuel (born January 6, 1981 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Roman Phifer (born March 5, 1968) is an American football linebacker. ... Rodney Scott Harrison (born December 15, 1972 in Markham, Illinois) is an American football safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


The Eagles defense then forced New England to a three-and-out on their ensuing possession, and Philadelphia got great field position by receiving the punt at the Patriots 45 yard line. But once again, they gave up another turnover: tight end L.J. Smith lost a fumble while being tackled by defensive back Randall Gay, and Samuel recovered the ball at the 38. Three and out is an American Football term used to describe a game situation where the team with the ball is unable to get a first down on their possesion and is forced to punt after they run 3 plays. ... L.J. Smith. ... Randall Blue Jerome Gay, Jr. ...


The Eagles defense once again forced New England to punt, and got the ball back at their own 19 yard line. Aided by a pair of completions from McNabb to receiver Todd Pinkston for gains of 17 and 40 yards, the Eagles drove 81 yards in 9 plays and scored on McNabb's 6-yard touchdown pass to Smith, taking a 7–0 lead with 9:55 left in the second quarter. It was the first time New England trailed during the entire postseason. On their ensuing drive, the Patriots moved the ball to the Eagles 4-yard line. But quarterback Tom Brady fumbled the ball on a fake handoff and Philadelphia defender Darwin Walker recovered it. However, the Eagles could not take advantage of the turnover and had to punt after 3 plays. Eagles punter Dirk Johnson's punt went just 29 yards, giving the Patriots the ball at Philadelphia's 37 yard line. The Patriots then drove 37 yards to score on Brady's 4-yard pass to receiver David Givens with 1:10 remaining in the period, tying the game 7–7 by halftime. It was only the second halftime tie in Super Bowl history and the first time both of the game's first 2 quarters ended tied. Todd Pinkston (born April 23, 1977) is an American professional football player who is currently playing for the Washington Redskins. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... Darwin Jamar Walker (born June 15, 1977) is an American football defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. ... Dirk Johnson is a National Football League punter for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... David Lamar Givens (born August 16, 1980 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. ...


New England then took the opening kickoff of the second half and marched 69 yards in 9 plays, 4 of them completions to receiver Deion Branch, to take the lead 14–7 with Brady's 2-yard pass to Vrabel, who lined up at the tight end spot on the play. The Eagles later tied the game with 3:39 left in the third period with a 74-yard, 10-play drive that was capped by McNabb's 10-yard touchdown pass to running back Brian Westbrook. For the first time in Super Bowl history, the game was tied going into the fourth quarter. Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. ... Brian Collins Westbrook (Born on September 2, 1979 in Fort Washington, Maryland) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. // Westbrook played high school varsity football at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. ...


Early in the final period, the Patriots put together a 9-play, 66-yard scoring drive that was keyed by 3 plays from running back Kevin Faulk, who caught 2 passes for 27 combined yards and rushed once for 12. Running back Corey Dillon capped off the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to give the Patriots a 21-14 lead. Then after forcing another Eagles punt, Branch's 19-yard reception and a roughing-the-passer penalty on Philadelphia defensive lineman Corey Simon set up kicker Adam Vinatieri's 22-yard field goal with 8:43 left in the game to increase the score 24–14. Kevin Troy Faulk (born June 5, 1976 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is the reserve halfback for the New England Patriots. ... Corey Dillon (born October 24, 1974 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American football running back who recently was released by the New England Patriots making him a free agent. ... Corey Jermaine Simon (born March 2, 1977 in Boynton Beach, Florida, USA) is an American football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was drafted in the first round in 2000 by the Philadelphia Eagles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The Eagles responded by advancing to the New England 36-yard line on their next drive, but it ended with no points after linebacker Tedy Bruschi intercepted a pass from McNabb at the Patriots 24-yard line. After forcing New England to punt, Philadelphia got the ball back at their own 21-yard line with 5:40 left in the game. Tedy Lacap Bruschi (pronounced BREW-ski) (born June 9, 1973 in San Francisco, California) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


The Eagles then drove 79 yards in 13 plays to cut their deficit to 24-21 with McNabb's 30-yard touchdown pass to receiver Greg Lewis. However, the drive consumed 3:52 of the clock, and only 1:55 remained in the game by the time Lewis scored. Because of this, many sportswriters later criticized the Eagles for not immediately going to a no-huddle offense at the start of the possession. (Two days after the game, some Eagles players revealed that McNabb was so sick that he had trouble calling the plays.) Gregory Alan Lewis, Jr. ... The no-huddle offense is a tactic in American football designed to minimize clock usage and/or to keep defenses off-guard. ...


The Eagles failed to recover their ensuing onside kick attempt. The Patriots then played it safe by running the ball 3 times and forcing Philadelphia to use all of its timeouts. New England punter Josh Miller then pinned the Eagles back at their own 4-yard line with just 46 seconds left in the game. Philadelphia then tried one last desperate drive to win or tie the game. But on first down, McNabb was pressured into making a rushed pass to Westbrook at the line of scrimmage. Instead of dropping the pass to stop the clock, Westbrook made the mistake of catching the ball and was immediately tackled for no gain, keeping the clock running and forcing the Eagles to run back to the line of scrimmage for their next play with no huddle. On second down, McNabb threw an incomplete pass intended for Owens. Finally on third down, McNabb threw a pass that went just over the outstretched fingertips of Smith and into the arms of Harrison for an interception with 9 seconds left, sealing the victory for the Patriots. Josh Miller (born July 14, 1970 in Queens, New York) is an American football punter for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ...


McNabb completed 30 out of 51 passes for 357 yards and 3 touchdowns, but threw 3 interceptions and was sacked four times. Westbrook was the Eagles leading rusher with 44 yards, while also catching 6 passes for 70 yards and a touchdown and returning 3 punts for 19 yards. Pinkston caught 4 passes for 82 yards. Owens was the Eagles' top receiver with 9 catches for 122 yards.


Brady completed 23 out of 33 passes for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns. Dillon was the top rusher of the game with 75 yards and a touchdown, and had 3 catches for 31 yards. Branch's Super Bowl record 11 catches tied Cincinnati Bengals' Dan Ross in Super Bowl XVI and San Francisco 49ers' Jerry Rice in Super Bowl XXIII. (Coincidentally all 3 would eventually be traded to the Seattle Seahawks: Ross in 1985, Rice in 2004, and Branch in 2006). Running back Kevin Faulk contributed 38 rushing yards and 28 receiving yards. Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Daniel R. Ross (February 9, 1957 – May 16, 2006) was a former professional American Football tight end who played for the Cincinnati Bengals (1979-1985), the Seattle Seahawks (1985), and the Green Bay Packers (1986). ... 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... 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... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... 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... Kevin Troy Faulk (born June 5, 1976 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is the reserve halfback for the New England Patriots. ...


Branch and Terrell Owens each had 100 yards receiving, marking the third time in Super Bowl history, one player from each team had over 100 yards in a Super Bowl. Michael Irvin and Andre Reed were the first in Super Bowl XXVII, and Branch and Muhsin Muhammad the second a year earlier in Super Bowl XXXVIII. Branch also became the fourth player to have at least 100 yards receiving in back-to-back Super Bowls, joining John Stallworth, Jerry Rice and Antonio Freeman. Also, Mike Vrabel and David Givens became just the 14th and 15th players to score a touchdown in consecutive Super Bowls. Vrabel is the most surprising person on this list because he is a linebacker and he scored his on offense. They also became just the 7th and 8th players to catch a touchdown in back-to-back Super Bowls. 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. ... Andre Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). ... 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... Muhsin Muhammad, II (born Melvin Campbell on May 5, 1973) is an American Football player who currently plays wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. // Muhammad was born in Lansing, Michigan. ... 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... 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. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Antonio Freeman (born May 27, 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former American NFL wide receiver, most notably for the Green Bay Packers. ...


With the victory, Tom Brady became just the fourth quarterback to win at least three Super Bowls. He joined Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana and Troy Aikman on this exclusive list. Brady also became the fourth quarterback to throw a touchdown pass in three different Super Bowls. Other quarterbacks to do it were Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana and John Elway. Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) // The youngest of three children, Aikman was born in West Covina, California on November 21, 1966 to Charlyn and Kenneth Aikman, and lived in Cerritos, California until age 12, when his family moved to a farm in Henryetta, Oklahoma. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... John Albert Elway, Jr. ...


The Patriots' receivers mocked Terrell Owens's signature "flapping" touchdown move at several points in the game after scoring touchdowns. Many sports shows, such as Pardon the Interruption, criticized this as undignified, and noted that this egoism and petty behavior showed that the team's mentality was drastically different from their Super Bowl XXXVI appearance, when their humility was exhibited in their unprecedented "team introduction". Terrell Eldorado Owens, popularly known by his initials T.O., (born December 7, 1973), is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Pardon the Interruption (abbreviated PTI) is a sports television show that airs weekdays on various ESPN TV channels, TSN, XM and Sirius satellite radio services, and as a downloadable podcast. ... 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...


Scoring summary

  • PHI - TD: L.J Smith 6 yard pass from Donovan McNabb (David Akers kick) 7-0 PHI
  • NE - TD: David Givens 4 yard pass from Tom Brady (Adam Vinatieri kick) 7-7 tie
  • NE - TD: Mike Vrabel 2 yard pass from Tom Brady (Adam Vinatieri kick) 14-7 NE
  • PHI - TD: Brian Westbrook 10 yard pass from Donovan McNabb (David Akers kick) 14-14 tie
  • NE - TD: Corey Dillon 2 yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick) 21-14 NE
  • NE - FG: Adam Vinatieri 22 yards 24-14 NE
  • PHI - TD: Greg Lewis 30 yard pass from Donovan McNabb (David Akers kick) 24-21 NE

Starting lineups

New England Position Philadelphia
OFFENSE
David Givens WR Todd Pinkston
Matt Light LT Tra Thomas
Joe Andruzzi LG Artis Hicks
Dan Koppen C Hank Fraley
Stephen Neal RG Jermane Mayberry
Brandon Gorin RT Jon Runyan
Daniel Graham TE L.J. Smith
Deion Branch WR Terrell Owens
Tom Brady QB Donovan McNabb
Corey Dillon RB Brian Westbrook
Patrick Pass FB Josh Parry
DEFENSE
Richard Seymour LE Derrick Burgess
Vince Wilfork NT/LDT Corey Simon
Ty Warren RE/RDT Darwin Walker
Willie McGinest LOLB/RE Jevon Kearse
Tedy Bruschi ILB/LOLB Keith Adams
Roman Phifer ILB/MLB Jeremiah Trotter
Mike Vrabel ROLB Dhani Jones
Randall Gay LCB Lito Sheppard
Asante Samuel RCB Sheldon Brown
Rodney Harrison SS Michael Lewis
Eugene Wilson FS Brian Dawkins

David Lamar Givens (born August 16, 1980 in Youngstown, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. ... Todd Pinkston (born April 23, 1977) is an American professional football player who is currently playing for the Washington Redskins. ... Matthew Charles Light (born June 23, 1978 in Greenville, Ohio) is a star offensive tackle on the New England Patriots. ... William Thomas, III (born November 20, 1974 in Deland, Florida) is an American football offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. He was selected with the 11th overall pick of the 1998 NFL Draft out of Florida State University. ... Joseph Dominic Andruzzi (born August 23, 1975 in Staten Island, New York) is an American football offensive guard who is a free agent. ... Artis Hicks (born 1971-11-28) in an American professional footballer. ... Dan Koppen (born September 12, 1979 in Dubuque, Iowa) is an American football player who is the starting center for the New England Patriots of the NFL. After attending Boston College, the hometown Patriots selected him in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft with the 164th overall choice. ... Hank Fraley is a National Football League offesnive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Stephen Neal is a starting right guard in the National Football League who re-signed with the New England Patriots after testing the free-agency market following the 2005 season. ... Jermane Timothy Mayberry (born August 29, 1973) was a offensive guard for the NFL. He was drafted in 2005, following his years with the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Brandon Michael Gorin (born July 17, 1978 in Muncie, Indiana) is an offensive tackle for the New England Patriots. ... Jon Daniel Runyan (November 27, 1973, Flint, Michigan) is an American Football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. He is also a part owner of the AFL San Diego Riptide. ... Daniel Graham (born November 16, 1978 in Torrance, California) is an American football tight end who plays for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. // Growing up in Denver, Colorado Graham attended Thomas Jefferson High School. ... L.J. Smith. ... Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. ... Terrell Eldorado Owens, popularly known by his initials T.O., (born December 7, 1973), is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Corey Dillon (born October 24, 1974 in Seattle, Washington) is a retired American football running back who recently was released by the New England Patriots making him a free agent. ... Brian Collins Westbrook (Born on September 2, 1979 in Fort Washington, Maryland) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. // Westbrook played high school varsity football at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. ... Patrick Pass (born December 31, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent and most recently played with the New England Patriots of the National Football League, but is considered more of a pass-catching fullback than a conventional blocking fullback. ... Josh Parry (born April 5, 1978 Sonora, CA - ) is in his 2nd year currently with the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Richard Vershaun Seymour (born October 6, 1979 in Gadsden, South Carolina) is an American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Derrick Lee Burgess (born August 12, 1978 in Lake City, South Carolina) is a defensive end who plays for the Oakland Raiders. ... Vincent Lamar Wilfork (born November 4, 1981 in Boynton Beach, Florida) plays defensive tackle for the National Football Leagues New England Patriots. ... Corey Jermaine Simon (born March 2, 1977 in Boynton Beach, Florida, USA) is an American football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was drafted in the first round in 2000 by the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Tyron Markeith Warren (born February 6, 1981 in Bryan, Texas) is a defensive end for the New England Patriots. ... Darwin Jamar Walker (born June 15, 1977) is an American football defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. ... Willie McGinest William Lee McGinest, Jr, (born December 11, 1971 in Long Beach, California), is an American Football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns. ... Jevon Kearse (born September 3, 1976, in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays Defensive End for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Due to his rare athleticism and threatening style of play, he is known throughout the league as “The Freak”. His cousin, Phillip Buchanon... Tedy Lacap Bruschi (pronounced BREW-ski) (born June 9, 1973 in San Francisco, California) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Keith Adams (born November 22, 1979 in College Park, Georgia) known as Bullet or The Bullet by teammates, is a quick if undersized linebacker for the Miami Dolphins. ... Roman Phifer (born March 5, 1968) is an American football linebacker. ... Jeremiah Trotter (born January 20, 1977 in Hooks, Texas) is an American football linebacker in the NFL. On August 21, 2007, he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles, making him a free agent. ... 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Michael Milton Lewis (born April 8, 1980 in Richmond, Texas) is a Pro Bowl strong safety for the San Francisco 49ers. ... William Eugene Wilson is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the states eighty-second House district, including constituents in Ashe and Watauga counties. ... Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr. ...

Commercials

As usual, the television coverage of this year's Super Bowl was the showcase for the most expensive commercials in television—both to produce and to buy airtime (at the rate of $2.4 million US for 30 seconds).


One ad that drew the ire of many—including the NFL—was for the internet domain provider Go Daddy, which tweaked the controversial halftime of last year's game with a mock censorship hearing featuring a comely woman, Nikki Cappelli (played by WWE Wrestler Candice Michelle), having a "wardrobe malfunction". Fox pulled the second airing of the ad, scheduled for the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter, along with a five-second plug, and it was replaced with a promo for The Simpsons. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based World Wide Web domain registration company got a refund on the second ad. Go Daddy is an Internet domain registrar and web hosting company, which also sells e-business related software and services. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. ...


Another popular ad was made by the NFL. It featured players who were not in the Super Bowl, headlined by Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being at a beach resort, depressed he did not make it in. Joe Montana comforted Roethlisberger, and soon both Montana and Roethlisberger joined many other players in different locations in an off-key yet rousing edition of "Tomorrow" from the musical Annie. The commercial ended with the tagline: "Tomorrow, we're all undefeated again." Roethlisberger would go onto lead the Steelers to victory in Super Bowl XL the very next season. “Steelers” redirects here. ... 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... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Annie is a musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. ... 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...


A complete list of the ads shown in Super Bowl XXXIX as well as links to news coverage are at superbowl-ads.com; iFilm has the actual commercials at its site. iFilm is an online archive of short films, movie trailers, and other video clips of interest. ...


For the first time since the campaign started in Super Bowl XXI, no "I'm Going to Disney World!" ad aired during Super Bowl XXXIX. An advertising campaign is a series of advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC). ... Date January 25, 1987 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Phil Simms, Quarterback Favorite Giants by 9 1/2 National Anthem Neil Diamond Coin toss Willie Davis Halftime show Salute to Hollywoods 100th Anniversary with Southern California high school drill teams and dancers Attendance 101,063 U... Im Going to Disney World! and Im Going to Disneyland! are advertising slogans which are the most prominent feature of an advertising campaign famously spoken by players from the winning team immediately after the Super Bowl. ...


Gambling

Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (right) lost a friendly football bet to Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. Here Santorum wears a Patriots hat and presents Kennedy and his staff with Philly cheesesteaks.
Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (right) lost a friendly football bet to Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. Here Santorum wears a Patriots hat and presents Kennedy and his staff with Philly cheesesteaks.
  • According to Las Vegas oddsmakers, the Patriots were seven-point favorites entering the game. As the Patriots only won by 3 points, the Patriots failed to cover this spread.
  • The over-under bet was set at 46.0 by most casinos. As the total combined score of the two teams was 45 points, the under bet won.
  • The money line was set at roughly +245 for Philadelphia and −265 for New England.

Each member of the Patriots team received a payment of $68,000 for winning the game. The Eagles each received $36,500. When adjusted for inflation, the Patriots salary was actually less than the $15,000 paid to members of the Green Bay Packers for winning Super Bowl I in 1967. That amount of money in 1967 equates to approximately $85,000 in 2005 [1]. This photo appeared on Rick Santorums website at [1] in February, 2005. ... This photo appeared on Rick Santorums website at [1] in February, 2005. ... “Santorum” redirects here. ... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ... Vegas redirects here. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... “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... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Officials

  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • Umpire: Carl Paganelli
  • Head Linesman: Gary Slaughter
  • Line Judge: Mark Steinkerchner
  • Field Judge: Tom Sifferman
  • Side Judge: Rick Patterson
  • Back Judge: Tony Steratore
  • Alternate Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • Alternate Umpire: Garth DeFelice
  • Alternate Field Judge: Larry Rose

NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Terry McAulay (77) Terry McAulay is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since 1998. ... Tom Sifferman Tom Sifferman is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1986 NFL season. ... National Football League referee Ed Hochuli signals a touchdown during the January 22, 2006 NFC Championship Game between the Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Seahawks. ...

Notes and references

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See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Super Bowl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4735 words)
However, Super Bowl XIV (which involved the then-Los Angeles Rams) was played at nearby Pasadena's Rose Bowl stadium; and Super Bowl XIX (which involved the San Francisco 49ers) was played at the nearby Stanford Stadium on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto.
Super Bowl I: In the first matchup of the AFL and NFL champions, the NFL's Green Bay Packers, led by coach Vince Lombardi and quarterback Bart Starr, defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10.
Super Bowl XXII: Washington Redskins after trailing 10-0 MVP quarterback Doug Williams, the first African-American quarterback to start a Superbowl, throws for 4 touchdowns in one quarter which leads to a 42 unanswered points and a rout of Denver.
Super Bowl XXXIX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4578 words)
NFL owners voted to award Super Bowl XXXIX to Jacksonville during their November 1, 2000 meeting in Atlanta.
Three of their four starters in the defensive secondary were named to the Pro Bowl: Cornerback Lito Sheppard (1 sack, 5 interceptions, 172 return yards and 2 touchdowns), safety Michael Lewis (88 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception) and safety Brian Dawkins (3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and 4 interceptions for 40 return yards).
Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, 20–17, and the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII, 32–29.
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