2009 NFL season

2009 National Football League season
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The 2009 NFL season marked the 50th season of the original eight charter members of the American Football League
Regular season
DurationSeptember 10, 2009 – January 3, 2010
Playoffs
Start dateJanuary 9, 2010
AFC ChampionsIndianapolis Colts
NFC ChampionsNew Orleans Saints
Super Bowl XLIV
DateFebruary 7, 2010
SiteSun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
ChampionsNew Orleans Saints
Pro Bowl
DateJanuary 31, 2010
SiteSun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

The 2009 NFL season was the 90th season in the history of the National Football League (NFL). The 50th anniversary of the original eight charter members of the American Football League was celebrated during this season.

The preseason started with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on August 9, 2009,[1] and the regular season began September 10, with the reigning Super Bowl XLIII champion Pittsburgh Steelers defeating the Tennessee Titans 13-10 in overtime. The season ended with Super Bowl XLIV, the league's championship game, on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium with the New Orleans Saints defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31–17.[2] in Miami Gardens, Florida.[3] The Colts and Saints began the season 14–0 and 13–0 respectively. This was the first time in NFL history two teams won their first thirteen games.

  1. ^ "Bills vs. Titans in 2009 Hall of Fame Game". Pro Football Hall of Fame website. January 31, 2009. Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2009.
  2. ^ The stadium will officially be known as "Dolphin Stadium" for the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl, but for the rest of the 2009 season will be known as “Land Shark Stadium” in a naming rights deal.
  3. ^ "Future Super Bowl sites". NFL.com. Archived from the original on May 4, 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2008.