Super Bowl XXXVI

2002 edition of the Super Bowl

Super Bowl XXXVI was a Super Bowl game. It was played on February 3, 2002 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The New England Patriots won their first Super Bowl by defeating the St. Louis Rams (now called the Los Angeles Rams), 20–17. The national anthem was sung by Mariah Carey and the halftime show featured the band, U2.

Super Bowl XXXVI
1234 Total
STL 30014 17
NE 01433 20
DateFebruary 3, 2002 (2002-02-03)
StadiumLouisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
MVPTom Brady, quarterback
FavoriteRams by 14 points[1]
RefereeBernie Kukar
Current/Future Hall of Famers
Rams: Isaac Bruce, Marshall Faulk, Orlando Pace, Kurt Warner, Aeneas Williams
Patriots: Ty Law, Richard Seymour
National anthemMariah Carey
Coin tossGeorge H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach
Halftime showU2
TV in the United States
AnnouncersPat Summerall, John Madden, Pam Oliver and Ron Pitts

Team statistics

St. Louis Rams New England Patriots
First downs 26 15
Third down efficiency 5/13 2/11
Fourth down efficiency 0-0 0-0
Total yards 427 267
Passing yards 337 134
Passing – Completions-attempts 28-44 16-27
Rushing yards 90 133
Rushing attempts 22 15
Yards per rush 4.1 5.3
Penalties-yards 6-39 5-31
Sacks against 3-28 2-11
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles-lost 2-1 0-0
Interceptions thrown 2 0
Time of possession 33:30 26:30

Team statistics leaders

Rams Passing
Kurt Warner 28/44 365 1 2
Rams Rushing
Cara Yds TD LGb
Marshall Faulk 17 76 0 15
Rams Receiving
Recc Yds TD LGb
Az-Zahir Hakim 5 90 0 29
Issac Bruce 5 56 0 22
Torry Holt 5 49 0 18
Marshall Faulk 4 54 0 22
Patriots Passing
Tom Brady 16/27 145 1 0
Patriots Rushing
Cara Yds TD LGb
Antowain Smith 18 92 0 17
Patriots Receiving
Recc Yds TD LGb
Troy Brown 6 89 0 23
J. R. Redmond 3 24 0 11

*Completions/Attempts aCarries bLong play cReceptions

Starting players

St. Louis Position New England
Torry Holt WR Troy Brown
Orlando Pace LT Matt Light
Tom Nütten LG Mike Compton
Andy McCollum C Damien Woody
Adam Timmerman RG Joe Andruzzi
Rod Jones RT Greg Robinson-Randall
Ernie Conwell TE Jermaine Wiggins
Issac Bruce WR David Patten
Kurt Warner QB Tom Brady
Marshall Faulk RB Antowain Smith
Jeff Robinson TE/FB Marc Edwards
Chidi Ahanotu LE Bobby Hamilton
Brian Young LDT Brandon Mitchell
Jeff Zgonina RDT Richard Seymour
Grant Wistrom RE Anthony Pleasant
Don Davis LOLB Mike Vrabel
London Fletcher MLB Tedy Bruschi
Tommy Polley ROLB Roman Phifer
Aeneas Williams LCB Ty Law
Dexter McCleon RCB Otis Smith
Adam Archuleta SS Lawyer Milloy
Kim Herring FS Tebucky Jones

Game officials



  1. "America's Favorite Game: the Super Bowl". NFL Enterprises, LLC. January 21, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  2. "Super Bowl XXXVI: New England 20, St. Louis 17". National Football League. February 4, 2002. Retrieved March 10, 2018.

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