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February 6, 2005 • Alltell Stadium • Jacksonville, FL • Fox •
New England Patriots Super Bowl XXXIX Philadelphia Eagles
574px-AFC Helmet NE 24
Team 1 2 3 4 Totals
Patriots 0 7 7 10 24
Eagles 0 7 7 7 21
575px-NFL-NFC-Helmet PHI Right Face 21



Super Bowl Super Bowl XXXIX
Super Bowl XXXIX
1 2 3 4 Total
NE 0 7 7 10 24
PH 0 7 7 7 21
Date February 6, 2005
Stadium Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, FL
City Jacksonville, FL
MVP Deion Branch, Wide Receiver
Favorite Patriots by 7
National anthem Alicia Keys ("America the Beautiful") and 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, 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

(est. 86 million viewers)

Market share 62
Cost of 30-second commercial US$2.4 million
 < XXXVIII Super Bowl XL > 


Super Bowl XXXIX was an American football game played on February 6, 2005, at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida, to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion following the 2004 regular season.[2] 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. [3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

The Patriots, playing in their first-ever outdoor Super Bowl, 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.[6] 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.[5]

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