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1 January 30, 2000, Atlanta, Georgia
2 Saint Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16

January 30, 2000, Atlanta, Georgia

Saint Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16

Before the game


This game is remembered for the "Music City Miracle", where Kevin Dyson took a lateral from Frank Wycheck on a kickoff to score the game-winning touchdown with under 15 seconds left.

The game

The Rams, and their undrafted quarterback Kurt Warner, surprised everyone when they improved from 4-12 in 1998 to 13-3 in 1999.

St. Louis dominated the first half, driving inside the Titans' 20-yard line on every possession. However, they could only manage three Jeff Wilkins field goals, making the halftime score 9-0.

The Rams got in the end zone 7:40 into the second half when Torry Holt caught a 9-yard pass from Warner to make it 16-0 St. Louis. The Titans countered on their next drive when Eddie George scored a one-yard touchdown, set up by a 23-yard Steve McNair run, to make it 16-6.

George got in the end zone again in the fourth quarter, and a potential rout turned into a classic. An Al Del Greco field goal tied it at 16 with 2:12 remaining in the fourth quarter. 18 seconds later, though, Warner hooked up with Isaac Bruce for a 73-yard touchdown bomb to put the Rams in the lead to stay.

The Titans tried to counter with a frenzied drive and were at the Rams' 10 yard-line with six seconds left. On the final play, McNair threw a short pass to Kevin Dyson who was tackled by Mike Jones at the one-yard line. Dyson tried to stretch his arm into the end zone, but it was too late. The Rams won their first Super Bowl.

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