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2000 ‐ Super Bowl XXXIV ‐ St. Louis Rams vs Tennessee Titans

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St. Louis Rams 23
Tennessee Titans 16

January 30, 2000

Super Bowl XXXIV was at the Georgia Dome. The NFC champion St. Louis Rams (16-3) faced the AFC champion Tennessee Titans (16-4). The game was watched by 130.7 million, the fifth most-watched program in TV history.

On the opening drive, Rams holder Mike Horan fumbled the snap to botch a 35-yard field-goal.

The Titans missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt on their first possession.

St. Louis outgained Tennessee in total yards 294-89, but had only 3 field goals for a 9-0 halftime lead.

Kurt Warner led a 68-yard drive and capped it with a 9-yard touchdown pass to put St. Louis up 16-0 with 7:20 remaining in the third quarter.

The Titans scored a pair of touchdowns on their next two possessions. They tied the game on a 47-yard field goal with 2:12 left in the game.

On the Rams’ first play of their following drive, Warner passed for a 73-yard touchdown to put St. Louis ahead 23-16 with 1:54 left.

Tennessee advanced to St. Louis’ 10 with six seconds left. With no timeouts, McNair threw on a slant to receiver Kevin Dyson. He caught the pass at the 3, but was tackled by linebacker Mike Jones one yard short of the goal line as time expired. The play went into NFL Legend as “The Tackle.”

Warner completed 24 of a record 45 attempts for a record 414 yards and 2 touchdowns. He became the sixth player to win both the NFL and Super Bowl MVP awards.

Super Bowl XXXIV win was the Rams’ first Super Bowl title and their first championship since 1951.

Around the World on January 30:

  • Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashed off the coast of Côte d’Ivoire into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

Around the NFL in 2000:

  • January 18 – Robert Wood Johnson IV became owner of the Jets.
  • March 27 – NFL regular season attendance topped 16 million for the first time.
  • June 25 – The Rhein Fire won their second World Bowl in three years, beating the Scottish Claymores 13-10 in World Bowl 2000.
  • July 28-31 – Over 100 of 136 living members of the Football Hall of Fame celebrated Pro Football’s Greatest Reunion in Canton, Ohio.
  • August 19 – Cincinnati played its first game in Paul Brown Stadium, beating the Bears 24-20 in a preseason game.
  • October 22 – Cincinnati’s Corey Dillon set a single-game rushing record of 278 yards.
  • October 22 – Minnesota’s Gary Anderson kicked a 21-yard field goal against Buffalo to become the all-time scoring leader with 2,004 points.
  • November 1 – Owners awarded Super Bowl XXXVIII to Houston, Super Bowl XXXIX to Jacksonville, and Super Bowl XL to Detroit.
  • December 1 – Mike Pereira was named Director of Officiating and Larry Upson became Director of Officiating Operations.
  • December 17 – San Francisco’s Terrell Owens posted a single-game receiving record with 20 catches for 283 yards against Chicago.
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