Super Bowl XL

Super Bowl XL was the 40th edition of the final match of the American Football League National Football League ( NFL). On 5 February 2006, the Seattle Seahawks were offset by ( 13:3 ) and the Pittsburgh Steelers ( 11-5 ) at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Steelers were considered favorites, as they indeed had the worse season and only had the sixth lowest setting and rank, but have then prevailed in three away games.

Winners were the Pittsburgh Steelers with a final score of 21:10, it was her fifth overall victory in the sixth Super Bowl participation.

Antwaan Randle El of the Pittsburgh Steelers became the first wide receiver, who threw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl.

Road to Super Bowl

The playoffs began on January 7 and ran until 22 January 2006. The New England Patriots eliminated in the Divisional Playoff, and the Pittsburgh Steelers won their fifth Super Bowl.