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Super Bowl XXXIV One Yard Short
On the final play of Super Bowl XXXIV, Rams' linebacker Mike Jones applies The Tackle to Titans receiver Kevin Dyson, who fell one yard short of the goal line.

Super Bowl XXXIV (or Super Bowl 34) was a Super Bowl game between the St. Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans in the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1999 regular season. The Rams won against the Titans 23–16. The game was played on January 30, 2000 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. It is best remembered for the final play of the game, where Mike Jones of St Louis tackled Kevin Dyson of Tennessee at the one yard line as time ran out, thus stopping Tennessee from scoring a touchdown that could have tied the game.

The game

Both teams did not play well early on in the game. St. Louis went inside the "Red zone" (the final 20 yards) of Tennessee's half six times in the first half, but only scored four times - three field goals, and one touchdown. They missed one field goal try, and had to abort another due to a bad snap. Tennessee also missed a field goal in the fist half. This gave St Louis a 16-0 lead at half time. In the second half, Tennessee fought back, with two Touchdowns - but only scored the extra point on one of them, and then tied the game with a field goal. St. Louis then scored in just one play to take the lead again, 23-16, with fewer than two minutes left. With only one time-out remaining, Tennessee tried to drive into the End zone to score a touchdown that could have tied the game if they made the extra point. However, after using their time-out with just six seconds left, the final play had Kevin Dyson tackled at the one yard line. The time ran out, and St. Louis won the game.

Most Valuable Player (MVP)

St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Team statistics

St. Louis Rams Tennessee Titans
First downs 23 27
Third down efficiency 5/12 6/13
Fourth down efficiency 0-1 1-1
Total yards 436 367
Passing yards 407 208
Passing – Completions-attempts 24-45 22-36
Rushing yards 29 159
Rushing attempts 13 36
Yards per rush 2.2 4.4
Penalties-yards 8-60 7-45
Sacks-against 1-7 1-6
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles-lost 2-0 0-0
Interceptions thrown 0 0
Time of possession 23:34 36:26

Player statistics

Rams Passing
Kurt Warner 24/45 414 2 0
Rams Rushing
Cara Yds TD LGb
Marshall Faulk 10 17 0 4
Rams Receiving
Recc Yds TD LGb
Torry Holt 7 109 1 32
Isaac Bruce 6 162 1 73
Marshall Faulk 5 90 0 52
Titans Passing
Steve McNair 22/36 214 0 0
Titans Rushing
Cara Yds TD LGb
Eddie George 28 95 2 13
Titans Receiving
Recc Yds TD LGb
Jackie Harris 7 64 0 21
Frank Wycheck 5 35 0 13
Kevin Dyson 4 41 0 16

*Completions/Attempts aCarries bLong play cReceptions

Starting players

St. Louis Position Tennessee
Torry Holt WR Kevin Dyson
Orlando Pace LT Brad Hopkins
Tom Nütten LG Bruce Matthews
Mike Gruttadauria C Kevin Long
Adam Timmerman RG Benji Olson
Fred Miller RT Jon Runyan
Roland Williams TE Frank Wycheck
Isaac Bruce WR Isaac Byrd
Kurt Warner QB Steve McNair
Marshall Faulk RB Eddie George
Robert Holcombe FB-TE Jackie Harris
Kevin Carter LE Jevon Kearse
Ray Agnew LDT Josh Evans
D'Marco Farr RDT Jason Fisk
Grant Wistrom RE Kenny Holmes
Mike Jones LOLB Eddie Robinson
London Fletcher MLB Barron Wortham
Todd Collins ROLB Joe Bowden
Todd Lyght LCB Denard Walker
Dexter McCleon RCB Samari Rolle
Billy Jenkins SS Blaine Bishop
Keith Lyle FS Anthony Dorsett

Game officials

  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • Umpire: Ron Botchan
  • Head Linesman: Earnie Frantz
  • Line Judge: Byron Boston
  • Field Judge: Al Jury
  • Side Judge: Tom Fincken
  • Back Judge: Bill Leavy
  • Alternate Referee: Walt Coleman
  • Alternate Umpire: Bob Wagner

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See also

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