Super Bowl XL

Date: February 5, 2006

Venue: Ford Field (Detroit, Michigan)

Attendance: 68,206

Result: Pittsburgh Steelers def. Seattle Seahawks, 21–10

MVP: Hines Ward (WR, Pittsburgh)

Recap: In the playoffs leading up to Super Bowl XL, the Steelers had to go through fire by becoming the second team in NFL history to win three road playoff games to reach the championship game. Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks had the easy way in— meeting no division champions on the way to the championship game— by beating lower-seeded teams (5th and 6th).


But at the end of the Super Bowl XL, it was the battle-tested Steelers who came out on top as they defeated the Seahawks, 21-to-10. Seattle opened the scoring with a field goal but the Steelers found the end zone two times in the 2nd and the 3rd and held on to what was an easy victory mainly because of the Seahawks inability on offense. Seattle was penalized 7 times for a loss of 70 yards.

For the Steelers, the win was highlighted by running back Willie Parker’s 75-yard touchdown—the record for the longest run from scrimmage in Super Bowl history. Pittsburgh wide receiver Hines Ward was named the Super Bowl XL MVP finishing with a total of 141 yards and a touchdown.

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