Super Bowl XL
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Super Bowl XL

READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL: Fans arrive at Ford Field in Detroit two hours before Super Bowl XL kickoff. (Timothy A. Clary / Getty Images)
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Aaron Neville performs the national anthem Sunday before Super Bowl XL in Detroit. (David J. Phillip / AP)
JOINING IN: Aretha Franklin performs the national anthem before Super Bowl XL. (Michael Conroy / AP)
DAZZLING DUET: Joss Stone and Stevie Wonder perform together during pregame festivities at Super Bowl XL. (Timothy A. Clary / Getty Images)
ORIGINAL STAR: Former Green Bay Packers quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Bart Starr waves as he is introduced before the start of Super Bowl XL. (David J. Phillip / AP)
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS: Former MVPs from Super Bowls are introduced before Super Bowl XL, including (clockwise from left to right): Mark Rypien, Desmond Howard, John Elway, Ray Lewis, Tom Brady, Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Larry Brown and Emmitt Smith (David J. Phillip / AP)
COIN FLIP: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prepares to flip the coin before the start of Super Bowl XL. (Winslow Townson / AP)
THE BUS ARRIVES: Running back Jerome Bettis of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs out onto the field first as his team is introduced before the start of Super Bowl XL. (Harry How / Getty Images)
OFF AND RUNNING: Seattle receiver Darrell Jackson runs through Pittsburgh’s Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu. (Winslow Townson / AP)
NO TIME TO THROW: Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck of the Seahawks is sacked in the first quarter by linebacker Clark Haggans of Pittsburgh. (Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images)
ON THE BOARD: Josh Brown kicks a 47-yard field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter to open the scoring in Super Bowl XL. (David J. Phillip / AP)
GETTING DEFENSIVE: Michael Boulware (28) of Seattle is congratulated by teammates after making an interception in the second quarter. ()
SACK TIME: Seahawk defensive lineman Grant Wistrom celebrates after sacking Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. (Mark Humphrey / AP)
GETTING CLOSE: Steeler wide receiver Hines Ward catches a pass in front of Seattle safety Michael Boulware during the drive that set up the go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter. (Carlos Osorio / AP)
TAKING THE LEAD: Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger dives in for a one-yard touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter, helping the Steelers take a 7-3 halftime lead. (Mark J. Terrill / AP)
START ‘EM UP: Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones performed at halftime of Super Bowl XL. (Michael Conroy / AP)
SATISFACTION: Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones ended their halftime performance at Super Bowl XL with their hit “Satisfaction.” (Charlie Neibergall / AP)
TO THE RACES: Running back Willie Parker breaks free for a 75-yard touchdown run, the longest from scrimmage in Super Bowl history, during the third quarter. (Mark J. Terrill / AP)
FINISHING TOUCH: Steeler running back Willie Parker dives into the end zone to complete a 75-yard touchdown run. (Michael Conroy / AP)
GOING THE OTHER WAY: Seattle cornerback Kelly Herndon checks Steeler receiver Cedrick Wilson after intercepting a pass intended for Wilson. Herndon returned the interception 76 yards to set up Seattle’s first touchdown of the game. (Winslow Townson / AP)
BACK IN THE GAME: Seattle tight end Jerramy Stevens catches a 16-yard touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck in the third quarter to bring the Seahawks within 14-10 of the Steelers. (Harry How / Getty Images)
TURNING THE TIDE: Steeler cornerback Ike Taylor heads downfield after intercepting a pass by Matt Hasselbeck, who had guided Seattle into scoring position and a chance to take the lead. (Winslow Townson / AP)
FLEA-FLICKER: Wide receiver Antwaan Randle El throws a 43-yard touchdown pass to Hines Ward in the fourth quarter to give Pittsburgh a 21-10 lead. Randle El became the first receiver to throw a touchdown in a Super Bowl. (David J. Phillip / AP)
WARD’S REWARD: Steeler receiver Hines Ward goes in for a touchdown ahead of Seahawk Marcus Trufant. (Timothy A. Clary / Getty Images)
TERRIBLE WAVE: Steelers fans wave their “Terrible Towels” during the second half of Super Bowl XL. (Rhona Wise / EPA)
THE WINNING SHOWER: Steeler Coach Bill Cowher is doused with water after the team’s 21-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl XL. (David J. Phillip / AP)
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT: Seattle running back Shaun Alexander is hugged by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers after Super Bowl XL. (Harry How / Getty Images)
THE BUS EXITS: Jerome Bettis, who is expected to retire, hoists the Vince Lombardi trophy after Pittsburgh defeated Seattle, 21-10, to win Super Bowl XL. (Winslow Townson / AP)
FOR YOU, COACH: Steeler Coach Bill Cowher lifts the Vince Lombardi trophy after his team defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10, in the Super Bowl XL. (Gene J. Puskar / AP)
TIME TO CELEBRATE: Steeler linebacker Joey Porter takes part in the celebration after Pittsburgh defeated Seattle, 21-10, in Super Bowl XL. (Chuck Burton / AP)