SB 34: Rams hold on for 23-16 win over Titans
Super Bowl 34
Jan. 30, 2000
St. Louis 3..6..7..7_23
Atlanta wasn’t the most hospitable site for the big game — an ice storm crippled the city for much of Super Bowl week. Early on, the Rams did their media interviews in a comfortably warm hotel ballroom, while the Titans were stuck wearing winter garb in a tent.
Kurt Warner’s 73-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Bruce with 1:54 left gave the Rams, as well as longtime coach Dick Vermeil, their first Super Bowl victory.
The Rams drove inside the Titans 20 on each of their first six possessions, but only managed three field goals and a touchdown for a 16-0 lead.
Tennessee stormed back and tied the score with two touchdowns by Eddie George and a 43-yard field goal by Al Del Greco with 2:12 left.
On the game’s final play with 6 seconds left, Steve McNair’s pass was caught by Kevin Dyson at the Rams 5. He scrambled for the end zone only to be stopped just 1 yard short by Mike Jones as Dyson’s outstretched arm held the ball near the goal line.
Warner finished off a storybook year in which he went from obscure back to league and Super Bowl MVP.
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