A Blast from the past- Fun facts about Houston’s Last Super Bowl in 2004

  • The last Super Bowl in Houston took place February 1, 2004 in Reliant Stadium
  • The New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers with a score of 32-29.
  • The Carolina Panthers made their very first Super Bowl appearance ever, with a regular season record of 11-5.
  • The Patriots were fighting for their second Super Bowl title in three years. Their record going into the game was 14-2.
  • The MVP of the Super Bowl XXXVIII was Quarterback Tom Brady.
  • The National Anthem was performed by Houston born superstar Beyonce Knowles.
  • At the time, the 2004 Super Bowl was the most watched Super Bowl ever with 144.4 million viewers.
  • The cost of a 30 second commercial during the 2004 Super Bowl was $2.2 million dollars.
  • Super Bowl XXXVIII has been considered one of the most well-played and exciting Super Bowls of all time by Sports Illustrated.
  • Tom Brady’s 32 completions were the most in Super Bowl history, while hi’s 48 attempts were the most ever for a winning quarterback.
  • Super Bowl XXXVIII was the start of all Super Bowl games being played the first Sunday in February.
  • Neither team scored at in all in the first and third quarters. This game holds a Super Bowl record for being scoreless.
  • Super Bowl XXXVIII is known for it’s controversial halftime show featuring Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson.
  • Super Bowl XXXVIII is known for it’s controversial halftime show featuring Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson.
  • The 2004 game was the first Super Bowl to be held in a stadium with a retractable roof, although the roof remained closed during the game.
  • This was the fourth Super Bowl in History to be decided on a field goal in the final seconds of the game.