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Super Bowl 2002

The 2002 Super Bowl, officially known as Super Bowl XXXVI, was played on February 3, 2002 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This game saw the New England Patriots defeat the heavily favored St. Louis Rams by a score of 20-17. The Patriots won their first Super Bowl in franchise history, with a dramatic last-minute drive led by quarterback Tom Brady, who engineered a game-winning field goal by kicker Adam Vinatieri as time expired.

The Patriots' defense also played a key role in the victory, holding the high-powered Rams offense to just 17 points. This game was notable for the upset victory by the Patriots against the heavily favored Rams. It is also remembered as the game that marked the beginning of the Patriots' dynasty, with Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick leading the team to multiple championships in the years to come.

This game was notable for being played months after the September 11th attacks, and for the emotional pre-game ceremonies honoring the victims and first responders of the tragedy.


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