The 2008 NFL season was the 89th regular season of the National Football League, themed with the slogan “Believe in Now.”
Super Bowl XLIII, the league’s championship game, was at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on February 1, 2009, with the Pittsburgh Steelers coming out victorious over the Arizona Cardinals 27–23 and winning their NFL-record sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Conversely, the Detroit Lions became the first NFL team with a winless season since the strike-shortened 1982 NFL season, finishing their season 0-16. For the first time since the NFL expanded to the sixteen game season in 1978, three teams won two or fewer games: the Lions, the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Rams. Previously two teams won two or fewer games in 1979, 1981, 1985, 1992 and 2001.
The regular season began on September 4 with the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants defeating the Washington Redskins 16–7, and concluded with the 2009 Pro Bowl on February 8, 2009 in Honolulu.
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... The September 15 game was the highest combined score in the 98 meetings between the Eagles and Cowboys, and the second-highest score in the first half of any MNF game ... Day Date Visiting Team Final Score Host Team Stadium Monday September 8 Minnesota Vikings 19-24 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Monday September 8 Denver Broncos 41-14 Oakland Raiders McAfee Coliseum Monday September 15 Philadelphia Eagles 37-41 Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium Monday September 22 New York Jets 29-48 San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium Monday September 29 Baltimore Ravens 20-23 Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field Monday October 6 Minnesota Vikings 30-27 New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome Monday October 13 New York Giants 14-35 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stadium Monday October 20 Denver Broncos 7-41 New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Monday October 27 Indianapolis Colts 21-31 Tennessee Titans LP Field Monday November 3 Pittsburgh Steelers 23-6 Washington Redskins FedEx Field Monday November 10 San Francisco 49ers 24-29 Arizona Cardinals University of Phoenix Stadium Monday November 17 Cleveland Browns 29-27 Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium Monday November 24 Green Bay Packers 29-51 New Orleans Saints Louisiana Superdome Monday December 1 Jacksonville Jaguars 13-30 Houston Texans Reliant Stadium Monday December 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-38 Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium Monday December 15 Cleveland Browns 10-30 Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field Monday December 22 Green Bay Packers 17-20 Chicago Bears Soldier Field ...
... The 2008 season will mark just the third time in the salary cap era (and first since 2001) that no NFL team made major changes to their uniforms or logo ... The Detroit Lions, in celebration of their 75th season in Motown as well as by popular demand by the fans, abandoned their black third jerseys in favor of their 1950s style ... Steelers will make their throwbacks from the previous season their alternate uniform, wearing them against the Baltimore Ravens on September 29 and the New York Giants on October 26 ...
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