Super Bowl

Season 38 Episode 1

Super Bowl XXXVIII - New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

Aired Sunday 3:15 PM Feb 01, 2004 on CBS
out of 10
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Super Bowl XXXVIII - New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers

Super Bowl XXXVIII between the AFC Champion New England Patriots and the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Final Score: New England Patriots 32 Carolina Panthers 29

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  • Pretty good offense for the Panthers team, despite their loss.

    Somehow, Tom Brady and the Patriots find a way to win the Super Bowl, AGAIN! I'm sick and tired of them always making it to the Super Bowl, and those games. Normally, I'd give a game that the Patriots won a 7.0 or lower, but since the Panthers scored a lot for their franchise [at least a lot to me] I'll give it a 7.9; So, what now? And at least the score wasn't much of a blowout, just a 32-29 win for the Patriots, but the bad thing about it was that the Panthers and Panther fans went home depressed thinking "We could of won that game, AWWW!!" rather than a blowout where they'd be saying something like: "They couldn't of won anyways, let's just get over it."moreless
  • this was a good game

    in this superbowl it was the pats again vs the carloinal pathers and the panthers did well in the regular season same with the pats and tom brady was going for the teams second win and tom brady started out really well in this superbowl and had a big lead then the pathers started to come back in this game and then tom brady lead his team down the felid to kick the game winning field goal by adam veniteri this was avarge superbowl even though my favorite team was in it and they won. so that is why i gave it 9 mostly becasue my favorite team was in it.moreless
Greg Gumbel

Greg Gumbel

Play-by-Play Announcer

Phil Simms

Phil Simms

Color Commentator

Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz

Pregame Host

Boomer Esiason

Boomer Esiason

Pregame Analyst

Dick Enberg

Dick Enberg

Pregame Contributor

Bonnie Bernstein

Bonnie Bernstein

Pregame Contributor / Sideline Reporter

Guest Star

Armen Keteyian

Armen Keteyian

Pregame Contributor / Sideline Reporter

Guest Star

Dan Marino

Dan Marino

Pregame Analyst

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (13)

    • Final Score
      New England Patriots 32
      Carolina Panthers 29

    • New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady was named Super Bowl XXXVIII MVP. It is Brady second MVP, having also won the award for Super Bowl XXXVI. Brady is fourth man to win the award twice joining Green Bay Packers Quarterback Bart Starr (I, II), Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Terry Bradshaw (XIII, XIV) and San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Joe Montana (XVI, XIX, XXIV).

    • Coaching Staffs
      New England Patriots
      Bill Belichick (Head Coach) (2-0 in Super Bowls)
      Romeo Crennel (Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line)
      Brian Daboll (Wide Receivers)
      Jeff Davidson (Assistant Offensive Line / Tight Ends)
      Ivan Fears (Running Backs)
      John Hufnagel (Quarterbacks)
      Pepper Johnson (Inside Linebackers)
      Eric Mangini (Defensive Backs)
      Josh McDaniels (Coaching Assistant)
      Markus Paul (Assistant Strength & Conditioning)
      Bob Ryan (Outside Linebackers)
      Dante Scarnecchia (Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line)
      Brad Seely (Special Teams)
      Charlie Weis (Offensive Coordinator)

      Carolina Panthers
      John Fox (Head Coach) (0-1 in Super Bowls)
      Martin Bayless (Defensive Assistant)
      Danny Crossman (Special Teams Assistant)
      Ken Flajole (Linebackers / Defensive Assistant)
      Dan Henning (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
      Dave Magazu (Tight Ends)
      Mike Maser (Offensive Line)
      Mike McCoy (Offensive Assistant)
      Sam Mills (Linebackers)
      Scott O'Brien (Assistant Head Coach / Special Teams)
      Rod Perry (Secondary)
      Jerry Simmons (Strength & Conditioning)
      Jim Skipper (Running Backs)
      Sal Sunseri (Defensive Line)
      Mike Trgovac (Defensive Coordinator)
      Richard Williamson (Wide Receivers)

    • Path to the Super Bowl
      New England Patriots
      AFC East Champions (14-2)
      Divisional Playoff: defeated Wild Card Tennessee Titans 17-14.
      Championship Game: defeated AFC South Champion Indianapolis Colts 24-14.

      Carolina Panthers
      NFC South Champions (11-5)
      Wild Card Round: defeated Wild Card Dallas Cowboys 29-10.
      Divisional Playoff: defeated NFC West Champion St. Louis Rams 29-23 (2 OT).
      Championship Game: defeated NFC East Champion Philadelphia Eagles 14-3.

    • The victory improved the New England Patriots' franchise Super Bowl record to 2-2.
      This is the Carolina Panthers first appearance in the Super Bowl.

    • The coin toss was performed by Y.A. Tittle, who was joined on the field by Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Mike Singletary and Gene Upshaw. Carolina called Tails and won the toss. They elected to receive.

    • The New England Patriots received a winner's share of $68,000. The Carolina Panthers received a loser's share of $36,500.

    • The average cost of a 30-second commercial was $2,250,000.

    • The face value of Super Bowl XXXVIII tickets was $600 and $500.

    • New England was designated the home team for Super Bowl XXXVIII. They wore blue jerseys and silver pants while Carolina wore white jerseys and white pants.

    • The New England Patriots were 7 point favorites.

    • Tom Brady set a record for most completions in a Super Bowl with 32.

    • Houston was awarded Super Bowl XXXVIII on November 1, 2000.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (on the game-winning drive)
      New England Quarterback Tom Brady: We realized we had done it so many times this year. We knew we could come up with the plays.

      (on how this win compares to his first one in Super Bowl XXXVI two years prior)
      New England Quarterback Tom Brady:1 think each game is different. To win this the way we did is incredible, unbelievable. A great all-around game.

      New England Quarterback Tom Brady: Give a lot of credit to Carolina. That's the toughest team we've played all season.

      New England Quarterback Tom Brady: (Carolina quarterback) Jake (Delhomme) threw the heck out of it on our defense, which you don't see very often. That's what happens in a Super Bowl.

    • New England Coach Bill Belichick: You win 15 games in a row and that culminates in a Super Bowl championship - I can't say enough about the players. They've been in so many tough situations and come out on top.

      New England Coach Bill Belichick: This never gets old. Every one is really special.

      New England Coach Bill Belichick: This team has met all comers. That's 15 straight. We caused some heart attacks, but we came out on top.

    • New England Nose Tackle Ted Washington: There were so many ups and downs this season in the beginning - being traded from the Bears, losing my grandmother. I just don't have the words. There is no selfishness; that's the key to this team. We stayed together. There is no one man that is bigger than this team.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Super Bowl Rosters
      New England Patriots
      #34 Chris Akins (S)
      #63 Joe Andruzzi (RG) *
      #68 Tom Ashworth (RT) *
      #48 Tully Banta-Cain (LB)
      #12 Tom Brady (QB) *
      #83 Deion Branch (WR) *
      #80 Troy Brown (WR) *
      #60 Wilbert Brown (G)
      #54 Tedy Bruschi (LILB) *
      #31 Larry Centers (FB) *
      #58 Matt Chatham (LB)
      #30 Je'Rod Cherry (S)
      #51 Don Davis (LB)
      #33 Kevin Faulk (RB)
      #88 Christian Fauria (TE)
      #87 David Givens (WR)
      #76 Brandon Gorin (T) (DNP)
      #82 Daniel Graham (TE) *
      #97 Jarvis Green (DL)
      #91 Bobby Hamilton (LDE) *
      #37 Rodney Harrison (SS) *
      #71 Russ Hochstein (LG) *
      #19 Damon Huard (QB) (DNP)
      #53 Larry Izzo (LB)
      #81 Bethel Johnson (WR/KR)
      #52 Ted Johnson (LB)
      #46 Brian Kinchen (LS)
      #67 Dan Koppen (C) *
      #24 Ty Law (LCB) *
      #72 Matt Light (LT) *
      #39 Shawn Mayer (S)
      #55 Willie McGinest (LOLB) *
      #35 Patrick Pass (FB)
      #95 Roman Phifer (RILB) *
      #38 Tyrone Poole (RCB) *
      #22 Asante Samuel (CB)
      #93 Richard Seymour (RDE) *
      #32 Antowain Smith (RB) *
      #4 Adam Vinatieri (K)
      #50 Mike Vrabel (ROLB) *
      #13 Ken Walter (P)
      #17 Dedric Ward (WR)
      #94 Ty Warren (DL)
      #92 Ted Washington (NT) *
      #26 Eugene Wilson (FS) *
      #84 Fred Baxter (TE)
      #21 Michael Cloud (RB)
      #6 Rohan Davey (QB)
      #23 Antwan Harris (DB)
      #90 Dan Klecko (DL)
      #96 Rick Lyle (DL)
      #98 Anthony Pleasant (DE)
      #85 J.J. Stokes (WR)

      Carolina Panthers
      #52 Brian Allen (LB)
      #28 Colin Branch (S)
      #99 Brentson Buckner (LDT) *
      #98 Shane Burton (DT)
      #50 Vinny Ciurciu (LB)
      #40 Jarrod Cooper (S)
      #21 Terry Cousin (CB)
      #48 Stephen Davis (RB) *
      #17 Jake Delhomme (QB) *
      #65 Kevin Donnalley (RG) *
      #85 Kevin Dyson (WR)
      #53 Greg Favors (LOLB) *
      #20 DeShaun Foster (RB)
      #37 Nick Goings (RB)
      #27 Deon Grant (FS) *
      #69 Jordan Gross (RT) *
      #88 Karl Hankton (WR)
      #45 Brad Hoover (FB) *
      #23 Reggie Howard (RCB) *
      #78 Jeno James (LG) *
      #77 Kris Jenkins (RDT) *
      #4 John Kasay (K)
      #56 Jason Kyle (LB/LS)
      #86 Kris Mangum (TE)
      #24 Ricky Manning, Jr. (LCB) *
      #30 Mike Minter (SS) *
      #60 Jeff Mitchell (C) *
      #55 Dan Morgan (MLB) *
      #87 Muhsin Muhammad (WR) *
      #72 Bruce Nelson (G)
      #9 Rodney Peete (QB) (DNP)
      #90 Julius Peppers (LDE) *
      #81 Ricky Proehl (WR)
      #97 Kemp Rasmussen (DE)
      #93 Mike Rucker (RDE) *
      #10 Todd Sauerbrun (P)
      #32 Rod Smart (RB/KR)
      #89 Steve Smith (WR) *
      #75 Todd Steussie (LT) *
      #57 Lester Towns (LB)
      #96 Al Wallace (DE)
      #29 Dante Wesley (CB)
      #84 Jermaine Wiggins (TE) *
      #71 Matt Willig (T)
      #54 Will Witherspoon (ROLB) *
      #80 Eugene Baker (WR)
      #47 Marco Battaglia (TE)
      #79 Doug Brzezinski (G)
      #31 William Hampton (CB)
      #94 Kindal Moorehead (DT)
      #76 Tutan Reyes (OL)
      #42 Travares Tillman (S)
      #16 Chris Weinke (QB)

      * Starters
      DNP - Did Not Play

    • Referee: Ed Hochuli (85)
      Umpire: Jeff Rice (44)
      Head Linesman: Mark Hittner (28)
      Line Judge: Ben Montgomery (117)
      Field Judge: Tom Sifferman (118)
      Side Judge: Laird Hayes (125)
      Back Judge: Scott Green (19)

      Replay Official: Larry Hill
      Video Operator: Gene Cunningham

      Alternate Referee: Bill Carollo (63)
      Alternate Umpire: Jim Quirk (5)
      Alternate Field Judge: Bill Lovett (98)

    • Super Bowl XXXVIII Entertainment:
      Pregame: Welcome to Houston -- The Spirit of Texas with Aerosmith, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, and Walter Suhr and Mango Punch!
      Anthem: Beyonce Knowles (American Sign Language performance by Suzanna Christy)
      Half Time: Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, and Nelly (produced by MTV: Music Television)

      Half Time Program: All for You (Janet Jackson), Diddy to the tune of Mickey (P. Diddy), Hot in Herre (Nelly), Mo Money Mo Problems (P.Diddy), Bawitdaba (Kid Rock), Cowboy (Kid Rock), Rhythm Nation (Janet Jackson) and Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake with Janet Jackson).