No. 2 biggest "What If" in Titans history: Kevin Dyson reaching the end zone in SB 34
Jeff Fisher built his reputation as a franchise builder when the Houston Oilers rebranded as the Tennessee Titans. Fisher, then a relatively young head coach, oversaw the relocation and took the Titans to the Super Bowl three seasons removed from leaving Houston.
Now, making the NFL Championship Game is nothing to scoff at. You have to have a nucleus of talented players and get a few breaks along the way. Tennesee checked off both boxes and faced off against the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl 34.
That year, the Rams were an offensive powerhouse. Led by Kurt Warner, the Greatest Show on Turf could light up the scoreboard in the blink of an eye but Fisher's Titans managed to keep them in check for most of the Super Bowl. Heck, Tennessee held the Rams to 16 points throughout most of the game and they only managed to take a 23-16 lead with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter.
But the Titans weren't going to lose without a fight and with 1:48 minutes left on the clock, they went from their own 12-yard to St. Louis' 10. Down 23-16 with five seconds to go, Steve McNair completed a pass to receiver Kevin Dyson, who got all the way to the Rams' one-yard line before being tackled by linebacker Mike Jones.
Dyson fell and tried to reach the end zone but he had fallen down on the one-yard line, just inches away from being able to make it 23-22. A field goal would have tied the game and taken it to overtime. Had not been for Jones, Tennessee, and the Rams would have starred in the first overtime in Super Bowl history.