Super Bowl XL

Super Bowl XL
Steelers 21, Seahawks 10
Super Bowl XL

Bill Cowher wins his first Super Bowl in 14 seasons as coach. (Jeff Haynes -- Getty)

The Steelers complete their improbable postseason ride and claim their first Lombardi Trophy since 1980.

Michael Wilbon
Michael Wilbon

The often sloppy and dull Super Bowl is a fitting end to an NFL season that was unspectacular.

Chat House: Ask Mike, 1:15 Mon.
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Notebook:  Holmgren Finds XL a Super 'Disappointment' (Post, February 6, 2006)

Seattle Didn't Catch On:  TE Stevens Has A Rough Night (Post, February 6, 2006)

Coming for the Ads, Staying for the Game:  Experts Sizing Up Spots in Md. Favor FedEx Pitch (Post, February 6, 2006)

Creativity Rules Day:  Scramble, Pass By QB Sets Up Key First Score (Post, February 6, 2006)

During Timeouts, A Physical Super Bowl (By Tom Shales, February 6, 2006)

The Starting Lineup (Post, February 6, 2006)

Tough Call (By Michael Wilbon, February 5, 2006)

Beer Heaven (Post, February 5, 2006)

NOTEBOOK:  Teams Are Healthy (Post, February 5, 2006)

Part of the Game (By Michael Wilbon, February 4, 2006)

Two Coaches, One Goal:  Both Coaches Are Familiar With Super Bowls, but Only Holmgren Has Won It All (Post, February 4, 2006)

Notebook:  Parker Progresses (Post, February 4, 2006)

Quarterbacks Hold Key (Post, February 5, 2006)

Better to Receive (Post, February 3, 2006)

Ballhawk in Seattle:  Rookie Tatupu Has Solidified Defense With Leadership, Stellar Play (Post, February 3, 2006)

Notebook:  Porter Keeps Talking (Post, February 3, 2006)

Holding the Line:  Offensive Linemen Are Seattle's Unsung Heroes (Post, February 2, 2006)

Everybody's in a Rush:  Steelers' Blitzes Make Protecting the Quarterback a Problem (Post, February 1, 2006)

Enjoying the Ride:  In His Eighth Season, Seahawks QB Is Finally Wrinkle Free (Post, February 1, 2006)

Detroit's Big Party:  In Windsor, Temptation Waits for Players, Fans (Post, February 4, 2006)

A Super Bowl Timeout For the Homeless (Post, February 4, 2006)

More Than a Game (By Michael Wilbon, February 3, 2006)

Rhodes Scales Back (By Michael Wilbon, February 2, 2006)

Notebook:  Foote Matures (Post, February 2, 2006)

Notebook:  Whisenhunt Focused (Post, February 1, 2006)

Seattle's Old Man:  Veteran Fullback Strong, Along With His Team, Is Earning Recognition (Post, January 31, 2006)

Worth Weight in Gold:  Over a 13-Year Career, Bettis Has Been a Durable Back (Post, January 31, 2006)

Suddenly Charm City (Post, January 31, 2006)

Waiting to 'XL':  A Strange Day (Post, February 1, 2006)

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