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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XXXVIII
Super Bowl XXXVIII
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 10 0 19 29
Patriots 0 14 0 18 32
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, and Nelly
Attendance 71,525
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Greg Gumbel and Phil Simms
Nielsen Ratings 41.3
Market share 63
Cost of 30-second commercial US$2.2 million

Super Bowl XXXVIII was the 38th championship game of the modern National Football League (NFL). The game was played on February 1, 2004 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas following the 2003 regular season. Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King referred to the game as the "greatest Super Bowl of all-time." Super Bowl XXXVIII logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Oliver Adrian Matson (born May 1, 1930 in Trinity, Texas) is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League, in 1952 and from 1954 to 1966. ... The very first New York Titan, Don Maynard (born 1935) of Texas Western College (now University of Texas at El Paso) was an example of the lack of player-evaluation skills of NFL teams in the 1960s. ... Yelberton Abraham Tittle (October 24, 1926, Marshall, Texas) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. ... Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is a former linebacker in American football who played his entire career for the Chicago Bears in the NFL, after starring in college at Baylor University. ... Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr. ... NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... 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. ... The following is a list of Super Bowl halftime shows. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and pop icon. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... OutKast are an American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a nearby city to Atlanta, Georgia. ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), best known as Kid Rock, is an American rapper, singer and rock musician most notable for his albums Devil Without a Cause and Cocky and his hit singles Bawitdaba and Picture. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster. ... Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955, in Lebanon, Kentucky) is a former American football quarterback, and currently a television sportscaster for the CBS network. ... 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The American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots (17-2) defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers (14-6), 32–29, as Adam Vinatieri kicked a 41-yard field goal with four seconds left. 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


New England quarterback Tom Brady was named Most Valuable Player for the second time in three years. He set a Super Bowl record for the most pass completions (32). Brady also recorded a 66.7 completion percentage (48 pass attempts), 354 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 12 rushing yards. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...


Although not part of the game itself, one of the most widely discussed moments came during halftime. The Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy generated intense media coverage and led to the popularity of the euphemism "wardrobe malfunction". 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... Euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener; or in the case of doublespeak, to make it less troublesome for the speaker. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...

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Background

NFL owners voted to award Super Bowl XXXVIII to Houston during their November 1, 2000 meeting. This was the first Super Bowl to be played in a stadium with a retractable roof (but it was eventually closed during the game). It also marked the first time in 4 tries that the Patriots played a Super Bowl that was not in New Orleans. 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). ...


The Panthers go from 1-15 to the Super Bowl

The Panthers made their first trip to the Super Bowl after posting a one-win regular season just two years earlier. The franchise was only in their ninth year of existence, joining the league as an expansion team in 1995. In just their second season, they posted a 12-4 regular season record and advanced to the NFC Championship Game. But from 1997 onward, they had just one non-losing season (an 8-8 finish in 1999) until they finally suffered through a franchise worst 1-15 record in 2001, winning only the first game of the regular season. After that year, head coach George Seifert was relieved of his duties and replaced by John Fox, former defensive coordinator for the New York Giants who helped lead the Giants to Super Bowl XXXV in 2000. An expansion team is a term used for a brand new team in a sports league. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... George Seifert (born January 22, 1940 in San Francisco, California) is a former NFL head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers. ... John Fox (born February 8, 1955) is the third and current head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Fox, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was raised in San Diego, California after moving there at age 15. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... 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... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ...


With Fox at the helm and the team taking advantage of the free agent market and the salary cap rules, the Panthers improved in 2002, finishing with a 7-9 record. Then in 2003, they recorded an 11-5 record and won the NFC South. In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFC South refers to the Southern Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League that was created in 2002 when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ...


One of the free agents that Carolina signed before the 2003 season was quarterback Jake Delhomme. Delhomme was not picked by any team in the NFL Draft, but later joined the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 1998. Delhomme also then played for the NFL Europe's Frankfurt Galaxy in 1999, and along with Pat Barnes, he was part of the "double-headed quarterback monster" that led the Galaxy to a World Bowl victory over the Barcelona Dragons. Jake Christopher Delhomme (born January 10, 1975 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers NFL franchise. ... 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 does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... Year Founded 1991 Home Field Commerzbank-Arena City Frankfurt, Germany Team Colors Purple, Orange Head Coach Mike Jones Championships 3 (1995, 1999, 2003) The Frankfurt Galaxy is an American football team based in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The World Bowl is the American football Championship game of the NFL Europe, similar to the Super Bowl of the NFL. When the NFL Europe was founded in 1991 as World League of American Football (WLAF), with teams in North America and Europe as well as expansion plans for Asia... Year Founded 1991 Year Retired 2003 City Barcelona, Spain Team Colors Dark Green, Scarlet, Yellow, White Franchise W-L-T Record Regular Season: 59-51-0 Postseason: 2-4 Championships World Bowls (1) World Bowl V (1997) The Barcelona Dragons were a team originally in the World League of American...


Although he only played 6 games in his 5 seasons with New Orleans, the Panthers signed Delhomme in 2003 to be the backup to starting quarterback Rodney Peete. However, after the Panthers fell to a 17-0 third quarter deficit in their first game of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, gaining only one first down and 36 offensive yards, Fox immediately replaced Peete with Delhomme. Delhomme ended up leading Carolina to a 24-23 comeback victory over the Jaguars. Rodney Peete (born March 16, 1966 in Mesa, Arizona) was an American Football quarterback from the University of Southern California. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002...


Delhomme became the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season, throwing for 3,219 yards and 19 touchdowns, with 16 interceptions. The team's main receiving threat was multi-talented veteran wide receiver Steve Smith, who also specialized as a kickoff and punt returner. Smith caught 88 passes for 1,110 yards and 7 touchdowns, rushed for 42 yards, gained 439 yards and another touchdown returning punts, and recorded 309 kickoff return yards. Wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad was also a constant breakaway threat, recording 54 receptions for 837 yards and 3 touchdowns. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ...


However, the Panthers' strength on offense was their running game, led by running backs Stephen Davis and DeShaun Foster. Davis was the team's leading rusher with a franchise record 1,444 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Foster rushed for 429 yards and caught 26 passes for 207 yards. Carolina also had running back Rod Smart on their roster, who became widely known for his XFL debut jersey name "He Hate Me" during that league's only season in 2001. During 2003, Smart was primarily used as the Panthers' other kickoff returner, recording 947 yards and one touchdown. Stephen Davis, born March 1, 1974, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is a running back for the Carolina Panthers. ... DeShaun Xavier Foster (born January 10, 1980, in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American football running back who plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... Rod Smart Torrold D. Rod Smart (born January 9, 1977, Lakeland, Florida) is an American football player who played for the Super Bowl XXXVIII runner-up Carolina Panthers as a kick return man/running back. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On defense, Carolina's main strength was their defensive line, anchored by defensive ends Julius Peppers (7 sacks and 3 forced fumbles) and Mike Rucker (12 sacks and 1 interception), and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kris Jenkins (5 sacks and 1 fumble recovery). The secondary was led by defensive backs Reggie Howard (2 interceptions), Mike Minter (3 interceptions for 100 return yards and 2 touchdowns), Deon Grant (3 interceptions), and Ricky Manning Jr. (3 interceptions for 33 return yards and 1 touchdown. Julius Frazier Peppers (born January 18, 1980 in Wilson, North Carolina) is a professional American football player. ... Michael Dean Rucker (born February 28, 1975 in Saint Joseph, Missouri) is an American football defensive end who plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Kris Jenkins is an American football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Categories: National Football League players | Sports stubs ... |Image= |DateOfBirth=May 17, 1977 ) |Birthplace= Charlotte, North Carolina |College=Memphis |Position=Cornerback |DraftedYear=2000 |DraftedRound=Undrafted |Honors= |years=2000-2003,2006 2004-2005 |teams=Carolina Panthers Miami Dolphins |NFL=192295 |DatabaseFootball=HOWARREG01}} Reggie Howard (born May 17, 1977) is a cornerback on the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He... Michael Christopher Minter (born January 15, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former safety for the NFLs Carolina Panthers. ... Deon DMarquis Grant (Born March 14, 1979) is a cornerback/safety for the Seattle Seahawks. ... Ricky Manning, Jr. ...


The Patriots go for two out of three

Despite their victory in Super Bowl XXXVI after the 2001 season, the Patriots stumbled early in the 2002 season, recorded a 9-7 regular season record, and failed to make the playoffs. 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... 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. ...


Then, New England seemed to implode before the 2003 season ever started. Five days before their opening game against the Buffalo Bills, Pro Bowl safety Lawyer Milloy, one of the Patriots' defensive leaders, was unexpectedly cut by the team after refusing to restructure his contract. The move devastated many of the New England players, while Milloy immediately signed with the Bills two days later. With the Patriots seemingly in emotional disarray, Buffalo defeated New England, 31-0, with Milloy forcing an interception and recording one sack and five tackles. City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Lawyer Milloy (born November 14, 1973 in St. ...


However, after a 2-2 start, the Patriots ended up winning their last 12 games (including a mirror 31-0 shutout of the Bills in the final week) to earn a league-best 14-2 record.


Tom Brady, the Super Bowl XXXVI MVP, had become the team's permanent starter in 2002 after quarterback Drew Bledsoe left the team to lead the Bills. Brady had a solid season in 2003, completing 317 out of 527 (60.2 percent) of his passes for 3,620 yards and 23 touchdowns, with only 12 interceptions. His primary weapon was second year wide receiver Deion Branch, who caught 57 passes for 803 yards. Another key contributor was wide receiver David Givens, who filled in for the injured starter David Patten. Givens recorded 34 receptions for 510 yards and 6 touchdowns. Other weapons in the passing game included veteran wide receiver Troy Brown, who had 40 receptions, 472 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 293 yards returning punts, and tight end Daniel Graham who recorded 28 catches, 409 yards, and 4 touchdowns. Thomas Edward Brady, 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. ... Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


In the backfield, the team's rushing game was led by running backs Antowain Smith and Kevin Faulk, who carried the ball equally. Smith was the team's leading rusher with 642 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Faulk rushed for 638 yards and caught 48 passes for 440 yards. Antowain Smith (born March 14, 1972 in Millbrook, Alabama) is an American Football player who currently plays running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Smith has previously played for the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. ... Kevin Troy Faulk (born June 5, 1976 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is the reserve halfback for the New England Patriots. ...


New England's defense was retooled before the 2003 season when the team signed veteran safety Rodney Harrison and defensive lineman Ted Washington as free agents. With these additions, the Patriots led the league in fewest passing yards allowed per attempt (5.64), fewest passing touchdowns allowed (11), and most interceptions (29). They also ranked 4th in fewest rushing yards allowed (1,434) and 7th in fewest total yards (4,919). 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. ... Theodore Washington, Jr. ...


Washington helped anchor New England's defensive line, recording 32 tackles and 2 sacks. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Richard Seymour also contributed with 8 sacks. Behind them, the Patriots had 3 outstanding linebackers: Pro bowler Willie McGinest (5.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 interception), Mike Vrabel (9.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions), and Tedy Bruschi (131 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 3 interceptions, and 2 touchdowns). 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


Harrison became the veteran leader in the secondary, recording 92 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 3 sacks. Meanwhile, Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law recorded 6 interceptions, cornerback Tyrone Poole had 6 interceptions for 112 return yards and 1 touchdown, and rookie safety Eugene Wilson recorded 4 interceptions. Overall, the secondary combined for 19 interceptions. 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. ... 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. ... 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. ...


Playoffs

See also: NFL playoffs, 2003-04

Since the Panthers finished with the third best regular season record in the NFC, they had to win three playoff games to reach the Super Bowl. The St. Louis Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles had better regular season records at 12-4, and thus under the playoff format, each would have to win two playoff games to reach the league championship game. Against Carolina's first opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, Delhomme threw for 273 yards and a touchdown, Davis recorded 104 rushing yards and a touchdown, and kicker John Kasay made 5 field goals, en route to a thorough 29-10 victory. The NFL playoffs following the 2003 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVIII. Beginning with the 2003-04 season, the NFL changed the selection procedures regarding officials for playoffs games. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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... John David Kasay (born October 27, 1969 in Athens, Georgia) is a National Football League player. ...


The Panthers then eliminated the Rams on the road, 29-23 in double overtime. St. Louis built a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter, but Carolina took the lead after Muhammad's fumble recovery in the end zone. Both teams spent the rest of the second and the third quarter exchanging field goals before Brad Hoover's 7-yard rushing touchdown gave the Panthers a 23-12 fourth quarter lead. However, the Rams rallied back with a touchdown, a successful two-point conversion, and a field goal to send the game into overtime. Both teams missed field goals in the first overtime period, but Delhomme threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Smith on the first play of the second overtime period to win the game. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Panthers then went on the road again to eliminate the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game, 14-3. Philadelphia was coming off of a 20-17 overtime win over the Green Bay Packers, that included quarterback Donovan McNabb's 28-yard pass to Freddie Mitchell on a famous play known as "4th and 26". This was the third consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance for Philadelphia, and thus they were heavily favored to win. But Carolina's defense only allowed a field goal and held McNabb to just 10 of 22 completions for 100 yards. Ricky Manning also intercepted McNabb 3 times. Although Carolina's offense only scored 14 points, it was more than enough for the team to earn their first trip to the Super Bowl with a 14-3 win. “Packers” redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... 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. ... 4th and 26 (for fourth down and 26 yards to go) is the nickname given to a famous play that occurred during the 2003-04 playoffs of the National Football League. ...


The Panthers became the first No. 3 seed, since the league expanded to a 12-team playoff format in 1990, to advance to the Super Bowl. In doing so, they were also the first division winner to advance to the league championship after playing three playoff games. All other instances where teams advanced to the Super Bowl after playing all three rounds of the playoffs were wild card teams in Super Bowls XV, XX, XXVII, XXXII, XXXIV, XXXV, and XL. Prior to Super Bowl XVII, the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins both won three playoff games to reach the Super Bowl, but that came during the strike-shortened 1982 season when the regular season was reduced to nine games and the playoffs were expanded to 16 teams, with no teams receiving first-round byes. The Indianapolis Colts became the first team to win the Super Bowl as a #3 seed in Super Bowl XLI following the 2006 NFL season. The Super Bowl would mark the third game (out of four) of the playoffs in which Carolina scored 29 points. 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. ... Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Referee Ben Dreith Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC... Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV... 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 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... 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 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... 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... 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). ... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... 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 February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... 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. ...


Meanwhile, the Patriots first defeated the Tennessee Titans, 17-14, in one of the coldest games in NFL history, with temperatures reaching 4°F (-15°C). New England jumped to 14-7 lead in the first half with a touchdown pass by Brady and a touchdown run from Smith. However, quarterback Steve McNair's 11-yard touchdown pass to receiver Derrick Mason tied the game in the third period. With 4:06 remaining in the game, Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri made a 46-yard field goal to take the lead. New England's defense later clinched a victory as they stopped the Titans from scoring on fourth down on their last drive of the game. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Steve LaTreal McNair (born February 14, 1973), nicknamed Air McNair, is an American professional football player who spent 11 years as a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans (formerly Houston Oilers), until he was traded in June 2006 to the Baltimore Ravens. ... Derrick James Mason (born January 17, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American football player. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


New England then eliminated the Indianapolis Colts, 24-14, in the AFC Championship Game. The Colts entered the game leading the NFL in passing yards and ranked third in total offensive yards. With quarterback Peyton Manning, wide receiver Marvin Harrison, and running back Edgerrin James, the Colts had scored 79 points in their 2 playoff victories against the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs, including a 38-31 victory over the Chiefs in the first puntless game in NFL playoff history. However, New England's defense dominated the Colts, only allowing 14 points, intercepting 4 passes from Manning (3 of them by Law), and forcing a safety. Although New England's offense only scored one touchdown, Vinatieri scored 5 field goals to make up the difference. 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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... 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... Josh Miller of the New England Patriots punts the ball. ...


Television and entertainment

The game was broadcast in the United States by CBS with Greg Gumbel handling the play-by-play duties and color commentator Phil Simms in the broadcast booth. Jim Nantz hosted all the events with help from his fellow cast members from The NFL Today: Dan Marino, Deion Sanders, and Boomer Esiason. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster. ... 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. ... 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. ... Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955, in Lebanon, Kentucky) is a former American football quarterback, and currently a television sportscaster for the CBS network. ... James William Jim Nantz III (born May 17, 1959 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American sportscaster, known primarily for his work with CBS Sports television. ... The NFL Today is a TV show that precedes the American football program The NFL on CBS on CBS Sports. ... Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Pregame ceremonies

Both teams passed on the opportunity for their starters to be introduced individually before the game, a move perpetuated by the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI.


The game was held exactly one year after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. To honor the one year anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, American singer Josh Groban performed "You Raise Me Up". Also appearing on the field was the crew of STS-114, the "Return to Flight" Space Shuttle mission that eventually launched Space Shuttle Discovery on July 26, 2005. R&B and pop singer (and Houston native) Beyoncé then sang the national anthem. The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred on February 1, 2003, when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas during re-entry into the Earths atmosphere, shortly before concluding its 28th mission, STS-107. ... Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981) is a Grammy-nominated American singer/songwriter known for his mature and lyrical baritone voice. ... You Raise Me Up is a popular song in the inspirational mold. ... STS-114 was the first return to flight Space Shuttle mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. ... NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... Space Shuttle Discovery (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of three spacecraft in the Space Shuttle fleet belonging to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), along with Atlantis and Endeavour. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ...


The coin toss ceremony featured former NFL players and Texas natives Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw. Tittle tossed the coin. 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. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955) is a former professional American Football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Oliver Adrian Matson (born May 1, 1930 in Trinity, Texas) is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League, in 1952 and from 1954 to 1966. ... The very first New York Titan, Don Maynard (born 1935) of Texas Western College (now University of Texas at El Paso) was an example of the lack of player-evaluation skills of NFL teams in the 1960s. ... Yelberton Abraham Tittle (October 24, 1926, Marshall, Texas) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. ... Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is a former linebacker in American football who played his entire career for the Chicago Bears in the NFL, after starring in college at Baylor University. ... Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr. ...


The NFL logo was painted at midfield for the first time since Super Bowl XXX, and the Super Bowl XXXVIII logo was placed on the 25-yard lines. From Super Bowls XXXI through XXXVII, the Super Bowl logo was painted at midfield, and the helmets of the teams painted at the 30-yard lines. From Super Bowl VI through Super Bowl XXX, the NFL logo was painted on the 50-yard line, except for Super Bowls XXV and XXIX. The Super Bowl XXV logo was painted at midfield and the NFL logo was painted at each 35-yard line. In Super Bowl XXIX, the NFL 75th Anniversary logo was painted at midfield with the Super Bowl logo at each 30-yard line. 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... 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 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... Date January 16, 1972 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Roger Staubach, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 6 National anthem U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale Coin toss Jim Tunney Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Salute to Louis Armstrong with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and the U... 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... Date January 27, 1991 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back Favorite Bills by 6 National anthem Whitney Houston Coin toss Pete Rozelle Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance...


Halftime show

Further information: Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy

The most widely discussed moment of Super Bowl XXXVIII came during halftime. The show was produced by Viacom's MTV and CBS Sports, and was sponsored by America Online's TopSpeed software for dial-up Internet service. 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... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


The show began with a joint performance by the marching bands from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University, both led by singer Jessica Simpson. Next, singer Janet Jackson made her first appearance, singing "All For You". Then, singers P. Diddy, Nelly, and Kid Rock appeared in that order and performed a mixture of their hits. The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[2] located in Houston, Texas. ... Texas Southern University is one of the largest historically black universities in the USA. Located in Houston, Texas, the university was established on March 3, 1947 by the Texas Legislature and it was initially named Texas State University for Negroes. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and pop icon. ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), best known as Kid Rock, is an American rapper, singer and rock musician most notable for his albums Devil Without a Cause and Cocky and his hit singles Bawitdaba and Picture. ...


Jackson then performed her song "Rhythm Nation". Afterwards, Justin Timberlake appeared, and he and Jackson sang a duet of Timberlake's song "Rock Your Body". The performance featured many suggestive dance moves by both Timberlake and Jackson. As the song reached the final line, "I'm gonna have you naked by the end of this song," Timberlake pulled off a part of Jackson's costume, revealing her outer right breast (adorned with a large, sun-shaped nipple shield, a piece of jewelery worn to accentuate the appearance of a nipple piercing). CBS immediately cut to an aerial view of the stadium, but the damage had been done. Many people considered this indecent exposure, numerous viewers contacted the network to complain, saying it was inappropriate in the context of a football game. Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... A pregnant womans breasts. ... Janet Jacksons nipple shield, displayed on national television during the infamous wardrobe malfunction. ... Nipple Piercing A Nipple piercing is a piercing, centered usually at the base of the nipple. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Just before the start of the second half a British streaker, Mark Roberts, ran onto the field dressed as a referee. It is not custom for American television to zoom in on such events, so it was never shown on TV. It was, however, later shown on Late Show with David Letterman. A participant of the Bay to Breakers. ... Mark Roberts (born December 12, 1964 in Liverpool, England) is a famous British streaker who has run naked during several international events. ... Ŝ “Late Show” redirects here. ...


Game summary

Most of the first half was a defensive struggle, with neither team able to score until late in the second quarter, despite several early scoring opportunities for New England. After Carolina was forced to punt on their opening drive, Patriots receiver Troy Brown gave his team great field position with a 28-yard return to the Panthers 47-yard line. The Patriots subsequently marched to the 9-yard line, but Carolina kept them out of the end zone and Adam Vinatieri missed a 31-yard field goal attempt. The Patriots forced Carolina to punt after 3 plays and again got the ball with great field position, receiving Todd Sauerbrun's 40-yard punt at the Panthers 49-yard line. New England then drove to the 31-yard line, but on third down, linebacker Will Witherspoon tackled Brown for a 10-yard loss on an end-around play, pushing the Patriots out of field goal range. Later on, New England drove 57 yards to the Panthers 18-yard line with 6 minutes left in the second period, but once again they failed to score as Carolina kept them out of the end zone and Vinatieri's 36-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Panthers defender Shane Burton. 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Todd Sauerbrun (born January 4, 1973 in Setauket, New York) is an American football player. ... Will Witherspoon (born August 19, 1980) is an NFL player for the Carolina Panthers. ...


Meanwhile, the Carolina offense was stymied by the New England defense, with quarterback Jake Delhomme completing just one out of his first nine passes, sacked three times, and fumbling once. That fumble occurred 3 plays after Vinatieri's second missed field goal; Delhomme lost the ball while being sacked by linebacker Mike Vrabel, and Patriots defensive tackle Richard Seymour recovered the ball at the Panthers 20-yard line. Two plays later, New England faced a third down and 7, but quarterback Tom Brady scrambled 12 yards to the 5-yard line for a first down. Then wide receiver Deion Branch caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Brady on the next play. Jake Christopher Delhomme (born January 10, 1975 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers NFL franchise. ... Michael George Vrabel (born August 14, 1975 in Akron, Ohio) is an American football player. ... 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. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. ...


Branch's touchdown came after 26:55 had elapsed in the game, setting the record for the longest amount of time a Super Bowl remained scoreless. The play also suddenly set off a scoring explosion from both teams for the remainder of the first half.


The Panthers stormed down the field on their ensuing possession, driving 95 yards in 8 plays, and tying the game on a 39-yard touchdown pass from Delhomme to wide receiver Steve Smith with just 1:07 left in the half. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Patriots immediately countered with a 6-play, 78-yard scoring drive of their own. Starting from their own 22-yard line, Brady completed a 12-yard pass to wide receiver David Givens. Then after throwing an incompletion, Brady completed a long pass to Branch, who caught it at the Panthers 24-yard line in stride before being tackled at the 14-yard line for a 52-yard gain. Three plays later, Givens caught a 5-yard touchdown from Brady to give New England a 14-7 lead with only 18 seconds left in the half. The Patriots decided to squib kick the ensuing kickoff to prevent a long return, but their plan backfired as Carolina tight end Kris Mangum picked up the ball at his own 35-yard line and returned it 12 yards to the 47. Panthers running back Stephen Davis then ran for 21 yards on the next play to set up kicker John Kasay's 50-yard field goal as time expired in the half, cutting Carolina's deficit to 14-10. 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kris Thomas Mangum (born August 15, 1973 in Magee, Mississippi) is an American football player who currently plays tight end for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He attended the University of Mississippi. ... Stephen Davis, born March 1, 1974, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is a running back for the Carolina Panthers. ... John David Kasay (born October 27, 1969 in Athens, Georgia) is a National Football League player. ...


The third quarter was scoreless as each team exchanged punts twice. But with 3:57 left in the period, the Patriots put together a 71-yard, 8-play scoring drive, featuring tight end Daniel Graham's 33-yard reception to advance to the Carolina 9-yard line. Running back Antowain Smith then capped off the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run on the second play on the final period to increase their lead, 21-10. This was the start of another scoring explosion, one that became one of the biggest explosions in Super Bowl history, with both teams scoring a combined 37 points in the last 15 minutes, the most ever in a single quarter of a Super Bowl. 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. ... Antowain Smith (born March 14, 1972 in Millbrook, Alabama) is an American Football player who currently plays running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Smith has previously played for the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. ...


Delhomme started out Carolina's ensuing drive with a 13-yard completion to wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad. After committing a false start penalty on the next play, Delhomme completed a pair of passes to Smith for gains of 18 and 22 yards. Running back DeShaun Foster then scored on a 33-yard touchdown run, cutting the Panthers' deficit to 21-16 after Delhomme's 2-point conversion pass fell incomplete. The Patriots responded on their ensuing possession by driving all the way to Carolina's 9-yard line, but the drive ended when Panthers defensive back Reggie Howard intercepted a third down pass from Brady in the end zone. Then on 3rd down from his own 15-yard line, Delhomme threw for the longest play from scrimmage in Super Bowl history, an 85-yard touchdown completion to Muhammad. Carolina's 2-point conversion attempt failed again, but they took their first lead of the game, 22-21, with 6:53 remaining. 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. ... DeShaun Xavier Foster (born January 10, 1980, in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American football running back who plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... |Image= |DateOfBirth=May 17, 1977 ) |Birthplace= Charlotte, North Carolina |College=Memphis |Position=Cornerback |DraftedYear=2000 |DraftedRound=Undrafted |Honors= |years=2000-2003,2006 2004-2005 |teams=Carolina Panthers Miami Dolphins |NFL=192295 |DatabaseFootball=HOWARREG01}} Reggie Howard (born May 17, 1977) is a cornerback on the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He...


However, New England retook the lead on their next drive, advancing 68 yards with the aid of a pair of completions from Brady to Givens for gains of 18 and 25 yards. Once again the Patriots were faced with third down and goal, but this time they scored with Brady's 1-yard pass to Vrabel, who had lined up in an eligible tight end position. Then on a two-point conversion attempt, running back Kevin Faulk took a direct snap and ran into the end zone to make the score 29-22. Despite amassing over 1,000 combined yards, Kevin Faulk's two-point conversion constituted the only points he scored all season. Kevin Troy Faulk (born June 5, 1976 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is the reserve halfback for the New England Patriots. ... Kevin Troy Faulk (born June 5, 1976 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is the reserve halfback for the New England Patriots. ...


The Panthers countered on their next possession. Foster started the drive with a 9-yard run and a 7-yard reception. After that, Delhomme completed a 19-yard pass to Muhammad, followed by a 31-yard completion to receiver Ricky Proehl. Then Proehl, who caught the fourth quarter game tying touchdown pass against the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI 2 years earlier for the St. Louis Rams, finished the drive with a 12-yard touchdown reception. Kasay's ensuing extra point tied the game, 29-29, with 1:08 to play in regulation and it appeared that the game would be the first Super Bowl ever to go into overtime. Richard Scott Proehl (born March 7, 1968 in Bronx, New York) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... 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 or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


However, Kasay kicked the ensuing kickoff out of bounds, giving New England the ball on their own 40-yard line. Brady calmly led the Patriots offense down the field with a 13-yard pass to Brown on second down. An offensive pass interference penalty on Brown pushed New England back to their own 43-yard line, but another 13-yard reception to Brown and a 4-yard pass to Graham brought up a critical 3rd down and 3 from the Carolina 40-yard line. The Panthers defense could not prevent the Patriots from gaining the first down, as Brady completed a 17-yard pass to Branch. On the next play, Vinatieri kicked a 41-yard field goal to give New England the title, 32-29, with four seconds left in the game. The Patriots had won their second Super Bowl in three years. This was the fourth Super Bowl to be decided on a field goal in the final seconds. Super Bowl V was won on a last second kick by Jim O'Brien, Super Bowl XXV as Scott Norwood missed his field goal chance, and Super Bowl XXXVI as Adam Vinatieri made his. 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 27, 1991 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back Favorite Bills by 6 National anthem Whitney Houston Coin toss Pete Rozelle Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels... 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...


Delhomme finished the game 16 out of 33 for 323 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions. Muhammad caught 4 passes for 140 yards, an average of 35 yards per catch, and a touchdown. Steve Smith caught 4 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. He also returned a punt for 2 yards, and returned a kickoff for 30 yards, giving him 112 total yards. Proehl caught 4 passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.


Tom Brady's 32 completions were the most in Super Bowl history. His 48 attempts were the most for a winning quarterback. His 354 yards passing is now the fifth best total in Super Bowl history. Branch was the top receiver of the game with 10 receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown. Brown caught 8 passes for 76 yards, and returned 4 punts for 40 yards. Antowain Smith was the top rusher of the game with 83 yards and a touchdown.


The game set a number of marks for offensive production. The two teams combined for 868 yards of total offense, the second-highest total in Super Bowl history. Both starting quarterbacks threw for at least 300 yards for only the second time in Super Bowl history, with Dan Marino and Joe Montana each passing for at least 300 yards in Super Bowl XIX. This was also only the second Super Bowl to feature one 100-yard receiving performance on each team, with Deion Branch and Muhsin Muhammad each reaching 100 yards. Andre Reed and Michael Irvin first accomplished the feat in Super Bowl XXVII. Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Joseph Clifford Joe Montana, Jr. ... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... 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). ... 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. ... 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...


The 37 total points scored in the 4th quarter, were the most combined points in a 4th quarter in a Super Bowl and the most in any quarter by two teams. Washington's 35 points in Super Bowl XXII was the previous high for most combined points in a single quarter in a Super Bowl. The fourth quarter was the second in Super Bowl history to have 5 touchdowns scored in a single quarter, the first being when the Redskins had 5 in Super Bowl XXII in the second quarter. It was also the first time in Super Bowl both teams would score at least two touchdowns in the same quarter. Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al...


Scoring summary

  • NE - TD: Deion Branch 5 yard pass from Tom Brady (Adam Vinatieri kick) 7-0 NE
  • CAR - TD: Steve Smith 39 yard pass from Jake Delhomme (John Kasay kick) 7-7 tie
  • NE - TD: David Givens 5 yard pass from Tom Brady (Adam Vinatieri kick) 14-7 NE
  • CAR - FG: John Kasay 50 yards 14-10 NE
  • NE - TD: Antowain Smith 2 yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick) 21-10 NE
  • CAR - TD: DeShaun Foster 33 yard run (2-pt conv: pass failed) 21-16 NE
  • CAR - TD: Muhsin Muhammad 85 yard pass from Jake Delhomme (2-pt conv: pass failed) 22-21 CAR
  • NE - TD: Mike Vrabel 1 yard pass from Tom Brady (2-pt conv: Kevin Faulk run) 29-22 NE
  • CAR - TD: Ricky Proehl 12 yard pass from Jake Delhomme (John Kasay kick) 29-29 tie
  • NE - FG: Adam Vinatieri 41 yards 32-29 NE

Starting lineups

Carolina Position New England
OFFENSE
Muhsin Muhammad WR Deion Branch
Todd Steussie LT Matt Light
Jeno James LG Russ Hochstein
Jeff Mitchell C Dan Koppen
Kevin Donnalley RG Joe Andruzzi
Jordan Gross RT Tom Ashworth
Jermaine Wiggins TE Daniel Graham
Steve Smith WR Troy Brown
Jake Delhomme QB Tom Brady
Stephen Davis RB Antowain Smith
Brad Hoover FB Larry Centers
DEFENSE
Julius Peppers LE Richard Seymour
Brentson Buckner LDT/NT Ted Washington
Kris Jenkins RDT/RE Bobby Hamilton
Mike Rucker RE/LOLB Willie McGinest
Greg Favors LOLB/ILB Tedy Bruschi
Dan Morgan MLB/ILB Roman Phifer
Will Witherspoon ROLB Mike Vrabel
Ricky Manning, Jr. LCB Ty Law
Reggie Howard RCB Tyrone Poole
Mike Minter SS Rodney Harrison
Deon Grant FS Eugene Wilson

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. ... Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. ... Todd Edward Steussie (born December 1, 1970) is an American football player who currently plays for the St. ... Matthew Charles Light (born June 23, 1978 in Greenville, Ohio) is a star offensive tackle on the New England Patriots. ... Jenorris James(Born:January 12, 1977, in Montgomery, Alabama) is a National Football League offensive guard for the Miami Dolphins. ... Russ Hochstein (born October 7, 1977, in Hartington, Nebraska) is a guard for the New England Patriots. ... Jeffrey Clay Mitchell (born January 29, 1974,) is an American football player who currently plays offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He attended the University of Florida. ... 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. ... Kevin Thomas Donnalley (born June 10, 1968) was an American football player. ... Joseph Dominic Andruzzi (born August 23, 1975 in Staten Island, New York) is an American football offensive guard who is a free agent. ... Jordan Alan Gross (born July 20, 1980, is an American football player who currently plays as an offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He attended the University of Utah. ... Thomas F. Ashworth (born October 10, 1977 in Denver, Colorado) is an American football offensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the NFL. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers out of the University of Colorado. ... Jermaine Wiggins (born January 18, 1975 in East Boston, Massachusetts) is an American football tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. He was originally signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Georgia. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... Jake Christopher Delhomme (born January 10, 1975 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers NFL franchise. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... Stephen Davis, born March 1, 1974, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is a running back for the Carolina Panthers. ... Antowain Smith (born March 14, 1972 in Millbrook, Alabama) is an American Football player who currently plays running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Smith has previously played for the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. ... Brad Hoover (born November 11, 1976), is an American football player who currently plays fullback for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He attended Western Carolina University. ... Larry Eugene Centers, Sr. ... Julius Frazier Peppers (born January 18, 1980 in Wilson, North Carolina) is a professional American football player. ... 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. ... Brentson André Buckner (born September 30, 1971 in Columbus, Georgia) is a former American football defensive tackle. ... Theodore Washington, Jr. ... Kris Jenkins is an American football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Categories: National Football League players | Sports stubs ... Bobby Hamilton (born May 29, 1957 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a driver and owner in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series circuit. ... Michael Dean Rucker (born February 28, 1975 in Saint Joseph, Missouri) is an American football defensive end who plays for the Carolina Panthers 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. ... Greg Favors (born 9/30/1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a linebacker who is currently a free agent. ... 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. ... For the Australian bushranger, see Dan Morgan (bushranger) Daniel Thomas Morgan, Jr. ... Roman Phifer (born March 5, 1968) is an American football linebacker. ... Will Witherspoon (born August 19, 1980) is an NFL player for the Carolina Panthers. ... Michael George Vrabel (born August 14, 1975 in Akron, Ohio) is an American football player. ... Ricky Manning, Jr. ... 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. ... |Image= |DateOfBirth=May 17, 1977 ) |Birthplace= Charlotte, North Carolina |College=Memphis |Position=Cornerback |DraftedYear=2000 |DraftedRound=Undrafted |Honors= |years=2000-2003,2006 2004-2005 |teams=Carolina Panthers Miami Dolphins |NFL=192295 |DatabaseFootball=HOWARREG01}} Reggie Howard (born May 17, 1977) is a cornerback on the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He... 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. ... Michael Christopher Minter (born January 15, 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former safety for the NFLs Carolina Panthers. ... 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. ... Deon DMarquis Grant (Born March 14, 1979) is a cornerback/safety for the Seattle Seahawks. ... 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. ...

Gambling

  • Most sportsbooks had the Patriots as seven-point favorites entering the game. As the Patriots only won by three points, the Patriots failed to cover this spread.
  • The over-under bet was set at 38.0 by most sportsbooks. As the total combined score of the two teams was 61 points, the over bet won.
  • The money line was set at roughly +200 for Carolina and -240 for New England.

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. ...

Officials

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. ... 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. ... Tom Sifferman Tom Sifferman is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1986 NFL season. ... Laird Hayes (born October 3, 1949 in Santa Barbara, California) is an educator and National Football League Side Judge. ... Scott Green is an American football official in the National Football League. ... William F. Bill Carollo is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since 1989, wearing the uniform number 63. ... Jim Quirk is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1988 NFL season. ...

Notes and references

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