2001 NFL season

The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League (NFL), and the second season of the 21st century. The league permanently moved the first week of the regular season to the weekend following Labor Day. In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the NFL's week 2 games (September 16 and 17) were postponed and rescheduled to the weekend of January 6 and 7, 2002. To retain the full playoff format, all playoff games, including Super Bowl XXXVI, were rescheduled one week later. The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, defeating the St. Louis Rams 20–17 at the Louisiana Superdome.

2001 National Football League season
Regular season
DurationSeptember 9, 2001 – January 7, 2002
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, a number of games were re-scheduled.
Playoffs
Start dateJanuary 12, 2002
AFC ChampionsNew England Patriots
NFC ChampionsSt. Louis Rams
Super Bowl XXXVI
DateFebruary 3, 2002
SiteLouisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
ChampionsNew England Patriots
Pro Bowl
DateFebruary 9, 2002
SiteAloha Stadium
Colts
Patriots
Bills
Dolphins
Jets
Bengals
Ravens
Titans
Steelers
Jaguars
Browns
Broncos
Chiefs
Raiders
Chargers
Seahawks
AFC teams: West, Central, East
Cowboys
Giants
Eagles
Cardinals
Redskins
Bears
Lions
Packers
Vikings
Buccaneers
Falcons
Rams
Saints
49ers
Panthers
NFC teams: West, Central, East

This is the last season with 31 teams as the Houston Texans were introduced as an expansion team the following season.


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