The 2004 Super Bowl, officially known as Super Bowl XXXVIII, was played on February 1, 2004 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 32-29 in a closely contested game.
The Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, was named the Super Bowl MVP after throwing for 354 yards and three touchdowns. The game was known for its offensive fireworks, with both teams combining for 61 points, the second-highest total in Super Bowl history at the time. The game was also marked by controversy, with a controversial last-second call in which the Panthers were flagged for holding, giving the Patriots an opportunity to kick the game-winning field goal.
Despite the controversy, the Patriots' victory marked their second Super Bowl win in three years and solidified their place as a dominant team in the NFL. The 2004 Super Bowl is remembered as one of the closest and most exciting Super Bowls in NFL history.