This Day in History: Titans Lose Superbowl XXXIV by One Yard

US PRESSWIRE Copyright Tony Tomsic

Twelve years ago on January 30th, 2000 the Tennessee Titans fell short of pushing the Superbowl to overtime by one yard. One excruciating yard that will haunt every Titans fan until the day the Titans get back to the Superbowl and win it.

We all know the story. The Titans were getting shutout in the first half but started to rally in the second half and were within a touchdown in the final minutes of the game. They pushed down the field and made a final go at the end zone, McNair throwing the ball to Kevin Dyson. Dyson turns upfield, only to find Rams LB Mike Jones tackling him from behind, and a yard short of the end zone.

It’s a moment no true Titans fan will ever forget. Recently, a little salt has been rubbed in the wound, as the former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher joined the Rams. Fisher coached the Titans to Superbowl XXXIV; his and their only Superbowl appearance thus far. It’s a little ironic that he’s now coaching for the team that took away his golden moment.

Hopefully the Titans see the Rams again in the Superbowl someday, and they get their revenge… and keep Fisher without his trophy for a little longer….


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Topics: History, Jeff Fisher, Kevin Dyson, Kurt Warner, Mike Jones, NFL, St. Louis Rams, Steve McNair, Superbowl XXXIV, Tennessee Titans

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