|Has an NFL team ever played in their home stadium for the Super Bowl?|
Hasn't yet, but it's merely coincidental. The site of the game is determined a few years in advance, and there's no telling how a team will fare in that time. As previous posters have noted, Super Bowl XIX was the closest, with the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Dolphins at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, while the Los Angeles Rams played Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
I think the closest was 1980 with the LA rams playing in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
I don't think it has ever happened before. I do know that the site of Super Bowl is picked way in advance, so it is possible that it will happen some day.
No because the NFL has purposely chose a neutral spot of a team that couldn't make the playoffs as the Super Bowl stadium. This is so no team in the playoffs would receive home-field advantage. I think that the Saints will be the crowd favorites if they make it, since New Orleans is the closest, out of Chicago, NE, and Indianapolis.
It has never happened but it could. The site of the Super Bowl is picked 2 to 3 years in advance so feasibly a teams home stadium could be the SB site and the team could make it to the SB themselves.
I think The closest one was when the 84 niners played the Dolphins with Dan marino in Palo Alto ,CA(Stanford Stadium) the trip from San Fransico was a short one about 25 miles so you can say the niners had a huge crowd advantage it was Superbowl XIX.
As far as I know it hasn't but even if it did the home team wouldn't have an advantage as the tickets are split between the 2 teams.
No they haven't. The Rams played Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XIV in the Rose Bowl, while the Niners played Super Bowl XIX vs. Miami in Palo Alto.
The NFL does not choose a Super Bowl site based upon that home team not being a contender. As a matter of fact, Super Bowl sites are, at the moment, already determined through 2010.
NO and thats kinda weird...and cool at the same time
no they always choose a stadium whose team didn't make the playoffs so no team gets home field advantage. however, since the saints are americas team right now, they'll have a huge crowd advantage in the SB