2010 NFL season

The 2010 NFL season was the 91st regular season of the National Football League and the 45th of the Super Bowl era.

2010 National Football League season
Regular season
DurationSeptember 9, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Playoffs
Start dateJanuary 8, 2011 – January 23, 2011[1]
AFC ChampionsPittsburgh Steelers
NFC ChampionsGreen Bay Packers
Super Bowl XLV
DateFebruary 6, 2011[2]
SiteCowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
ChampionsGreen Bay Packers
Pro Bowl
DateJanuary 30, 2011[3]
SiteAloha Stadium, Halawa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Patriots
Bills
Dolphins
Jets
Bengals
Ravens
Steelers
Browns
Colts
Titans
Jaguars
Texans
Broncos
Chiefs
Raiders
Chargers
AFC teams: West, North, South, East
Cowboys
Giants
Eagles
Redskins
Bears
Lions
Packers
Vikings
Falcons
Panthers
Saints
Buccaneers
Cardinals
Rams
Seahawks
49ers
NFC teams: West, North, South, East

The regular season began with the NFL Kickoff game on NBC on Thursday, September 9, at the Louisiana Superdome as the New Orleans Saints, the Super Bowl XLIV champions, defeated the Minnesota Vikings.

Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots, was named NFL MVP for the 2010 season. In Super Bowl XLV, the league's championship game played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers to win their fourth Super Bowl, spoiling the Steelers' chance for a seventh title.[2] This season also marked the first full-length season in which a team with a losing record made the playoffs, when the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC West with a 7–9 record, after defeating St. Louis in Week 17 to clinch the division title. One week later, the Seahawks dethroned the defending champion New Orleans Saints in the wild-card round, to become the first ever sub-.500 playoff team to win a postseason game.

This season marked the last time a game was played on a Tuesday night until 2020.


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