Super rematches highlight 2015 season


The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the celebration isn't going to be contained to just game day. As a matter of fact, it's already begun, with plans introduced during the NFL Owners Meeting.

Super Bowl 50 will be played on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at Levi's Stadium in the San Francisco area.* *
One of the highlights during the 2015 season will be 19 rematches of Super Bowl games. That will include rematches of four of the Super Bowls the Steelers played in.



]( It begins with the Pro Football Hall of Fame game on Aug. 9 when the Steelers play the Minnesota Vikings. The Steelers defeated the Vikings 16-6 in Super Bowl IX, the first Super Bowl win in team history.



]( A rematch of Super Bowl XIV will take place on the road when the Steelers play the St. Louis Rams. The Steelers defeated the then Los Angeles Rams, 31-19, in the game that was highlighted by the play of quarterback Terry Bradshaw and a key interception by linebacker Jack Lambert.



]( Memories from Super Bowl XL will be re-lived when the Steelers travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. The Steelers defeated the Seahawks 21-10 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, with the Steelers crowd making it feel like a home game.



]( Field will be the site for a rematch of Super Bowl XLIII, when the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23. It will bring back great memories of the dramatic plays in that classic game, including James Harrison's 100-yard interception return for a touchdown and Santonio Holmes late heroics to score the game-winning touchdown with 35 seconds left.
Some other highlights for the Super Bowl 50 season league-wide include:
- The 43 Super Bowl MVPs will be celebrated during the 2015 season, and all will be recognized on the field at Super Bowl 50. Those include Franco Harris (Super Bowl IX), Lynn Swann (Super Bowl X), Terry Bradshaw (Super Bowl XIII and XIV), Hines Ward (Super Bowl XL) and Santonio Holmes (Super Bowl XLIII).

  • Being the golden anniversary, gold will definitely be the key color surrounding the celebration.
  • 50-yard line numerals and the NFL shield logo at every stadium will be gold.
  • Team logos on sideline apparel will have gold accents and the NFL Draft, Kickoff and Playoff logos will be gold.
  • The NFL will go away from the tradition Roman numerals to identify a Super Bowl number, instead sticking with the number 50. A bronze 50, plated in 18 karat gold, will be presented to the Super Bowl champions this year at the press conference the day after the game.* *- The league will also introduce the On The Fifty platform, designed to link the previous 49 Super Bowls with Super Bowl 50 and honor teams, players, coaches and more who have been a part of those games.
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