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Louis to settle for field goal attempts from kicker Jeff Wilkins , who was successful in making three of them, but missed one attempt from 34 yards.
The Rams ended up leading at halftime, 9—0, but their scoring margin over the Titans seemed somewhat small, considering they drove into scoring range on every one of their first-half possessions and outgained Tennessee in total yards, — Both teams' offenses started to get going in the second half. The Titans took the opening kickoff of the 3rd quarter and drove 43 yards to the St.
But Tennessee remained scoreless after defensive back Todd Lyght blocked Del Greco's yard field goal attempt. After that, Warner converted a third down situation with a completion to Marshall Faulk , then on the next two plays threw a yard strike to wide receiver Isaac Bruce and a yard completion to tight end Ernie Conwell before finishing the yard drive with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Torry Holt , giving St.
Louis a 16—0 lead. On the completion to Conwell, Bishop combined to make the tackle, but suffered a spinal injury and had to leave the game. The game was delayed for several minutes while Bishop was being treated. Tennessee wide receiver Derrick Mason returned the ensuing kickoff 35 yards to the yard line. From there, five runs by George good for 24 yards, three completions from quarterback Steve McNair to tight end Frank Wycheck for 15 yards and a run by McNair for two advanced the ball to the St.
Then McNair scrambled 23 yards to the 2-yard line, setting up a 1-yard touchdown run by George two plays later. The touchdown cut the Titans' deficit to 16—6 after McNair's pass to Wycheck on the two-point conversion attempt fell incomplete.
The Titans' first score sparked them to rally. After forcing the Rams to punt on their ensuing possession, a pair of yard completions from McNair to tight end Jackie Harris and wide receiver Isaac Byrd aided a play, yard drive that was capped by George's 2-yard touchdown run to make the score 16— The Tennessee defense then forced the Rams to a three-and-out , and Horan's yard punt gave the Titans the ball back at their yard line.
The Titans' offense then drove only 28 yards on their ensuing possession, but it was close enough for Del Greco to attempt a yard field goal. This time, Del Greco's kick was good, tying the score at 16—16 with just 2: The point deficit was the largest deficit to be erased in a Super Bowl and the first greater than 10 points. It was also the first time in any Super Bowl a team down double digits in the 4th quarter had tied the game. Also, however, the Titans only tied the game and hadn't yet gained the lead.
Then on the Rams' first play of their ensuing drive, Warner threw a long pass that was caught at the Titans' yard line by Bruce, who then ran it all the way into the end zone for a yard touchdown to give St. Louis a 23—16 lead. The Titans took over the ball at their own yard line with 1: McNair started out the drive with a pair of completions to Mason and Wycheck for gains of 9 and 7 yards to reach the yard line. On the next play, St. Louis was penalized 5 yards for being offsides, moving the ball to the yard line with 59 seconds left.
McNair then ran for 2 yards, then threw a 7-yard completion to wide receiver Kevin Dyson. On the next play, Tennessee nearly lost the ball when Bly stepped in front of a pass intended for Mason, only to have it go right through his arms. Two plays later, with the Titans facing 3rd down and 5 to go, McNair was hit by two Rams defenders, but he escaped and completed a yard pass to Dyson to gain a 1st down at the Rams' yard line.
Tennessee then used up their final timeout with just six seconds left, giving them a chance for one last play to tie the game.
Wycheck would run straight up the field on the right side, to lure linebacker Mike Jones away from receiver Kevin Dyson. Dyson would then slant left through the middle of the field. With Jones occupying Wycheck, quarterback Steve McNair would pass the ball to Dyson, who would be open from about five yards out for the score. As the play began, everything appeared to go as planned. Jones ran with Wycheck up the field at the beginning of the play.
However, as the pass was being delivered to Dyson, Jones, who was at the goal line, glanced over his left shoulder and noticed an open Dyson catching the ball. Jones switched directions and ran towards the Titans receiver. Dyson ran directly toward the end zone, but his legs were wrapped up by Jones with about two and a half yards left to the goal line. Since Dyson was being tackled by the legs, there was still the possibility he could reach towards the end zone and get the ball across the goal line.
Both players went into a rolling motion as Dyson outstretched his hand with the football towards the goal line in the hopes of scoring the touchdown. Though his reach was close, and the ball mere inches away from the end zone, it was still not enough to score. As the rolling motion came to an end, with Jones now on top of Dyson's legs, his shoulder touched the ground and, therefore, the game was over.
Had Dyson scored and the extra point been converted, it would have been the first Super Bowl ever to go into overtime ; it wasn't until 17 years later that the first Super Bowl to go into overtime actually occurred. Alternatively, had Dyson scored, the Titans could have attempted a 2-point conversion for the outright win. Considering the magnitude of the Super Bowl, and the wild game that preceded it, "The Tackle" is considered one of the greatest and most exciting game-ending plays in modern NFL history.
The image of Dyson stretching the ball towards the goal line with Jones wrapped around him has become a staple of NFL highlights. After the game, many sports writers commented on Warner's rise from an unknown backup to a Super Bowl MVP , but Warner himself wasn't impressed by it. Sure, I had my tough times, but you don't sit there and say, 'Wow, I was stocking groceries five years ago, and look at me now.
When you think about where I was and where I am now, it seems pretty incredible. Bruce caught 6 passes for yards 3rd highest and a touchdown, an average of 27 yards per catch. Holt had 7 receptions for yards the most ever by a rookie in a Super Bowl and a touchdown. Rams starting running back Marshall Faulk was held to just 17 rushing yards, but gained 90 receiving yards on 5 receptions. McNair set a Super Bowl record for rushing yards by a quarterback, recording 64 yards on 8 carries.
He also completed 22 out of 36 passes for yards. George finished the game with 95 rushing yards, 35 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns. Harris was the top receiver for Tennessee with 7 catches for 64 yards. Mason returned 5 kickoffs for yards, and caught 2 passes for 18 yards. Rams coach Dick Vermeil became the oldest coach ever to win a Super Bowl age He also set the record for the longest amount of time between going to his first Super Bowl Super Bowl XV in the season to winning it for the first time.
This is the second, and to date, most recent, Super Bowl in which neither team committed any turnovers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dick Vermeil Head coach: Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans Team Records Set  Most yards passing net yds Rams Records Tied Fewest rushing touchdowns 0 Rams Fewest first downs rushing 1 Most first downs, passing 18 Most first downs, penalty 4 Fewest turnovers, game 0 Rams Titans Fewest points, first half 0 Titans Fewest punt return yards gained, game —1 yards Fewest passing touchdowns 0 Turnovers are defined as the number of times losing the ball on interceptions and fumbles.
Records Tied, both team totals  Total Rams Titans Most field goals attempted 7 4 3 Fewest rushing attempts 49 13 36 Most passing yards net Most first downs, penalty 6 4 2 Fewest times intercepted 0 0 0 Fewest fumbles lost 0 0 0 Fewest Turnovers 0 0 0. Retrieved February 4, Louis 23, Tennessee 16". Retrieved March 10, Retrieved October 9, Kurt Warner and the St.
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Georgia Dome , Atlanta, Georgia. Kurt Warner , quarterback. Rams by 7  . Manning finished the game completing of passes for yards and was picked off once. Brady connected on of passes for yards, while Wes Welker tied a Super Bowl record with 11 receptions, totaling yards. The game began decidedly in favor of the Bears, as the opening kickoff was run back 92 yards for a touchdown by Bears' rookie Devin Hester.
The first half was marred by six turnovers, three for each team. The Colts led at halftime, and picked up a field goal in the third quarter. Seattle had to settle for a field goal. MVP, Hines Ward , caught 5 passes for yards, and scored one touchdown. Then, Ward made a yard touchdown that essentially finished off Seattle , with 8: Another big play included Deshea Townsend's sack that killed Seattle's chances in the fourth quarter.
All-Pro receiver, Terrell Owens played hurt, but led the Eagles with yards receiving. Donovan McNabb threw for three touchdowns , but his three interceptions finished off the Eagles. Rudy Gay had 10 tackles , and Rodney Harrison had 2 picks and a sack to lead the Patriot defense.
Corey Dillon and Brian Westbrook led their respective teams in rushing. Proehl's catch tiedthe game with just under a minute left. Adam Vinatieri kicked a 41 yard field goal to win the game. Stephen Davis and Deshaun Foster combined for 92 yards rushing.
Jerry Rice and Jerry Porter caught Oakland's only offensive scores. Oakland's Charlie Garner had only 10rushing yards. Rod and Charles Woodson couldn't slow Brad Johnson.