Super Bowl XXXIV (34)
St. Louis Rams:
Half Time Show
Headliner: Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, 80-person choir.
Date: August 20, 1970
St. Louis Rams
In one of the most exciting Super Bowl finishes ever, Mike Jones tackled Kevin Dyson at the 1-yard line as time expired, preserving the Rams' first-ever Super Bowl win. The Rams drove inside the Titans' 20 with each of their first six possessions, but were only able to come away with 3 field goals and 1 touchdown and a 16-0 lead.
The Titans 42-yard drive, their longest of the half, finished with an Al Del Greco missed 47-yard field goal attempt. Jeff Wilkins of St. Louis added 3 field goals and missed a 34-yard attempt while the Titans did not threaten the rest of the half. The Rams had only a 9-0 lead at the intermission despite outgaining the Titans in total yards by a wide margin (294-89).
Tennessee again drove 43 yards this time with the opening kickoff of the second half, but Todd Lyght blocked Del Greco's 47-yard attempt to keep the score 9-0. Kurt Warner's ensuing drive was capped off by a 9-yard touchdown pass to Torry Holt with 7:20 left in the third quarter to extend the Rams lead to 16-0.
The Titans responded with two long touchdown drives in excess of seven minutes on each. Steve McNair's 23-yard scramble set up Eddie George's 1-yard run in the final minute of the third quarter. McNair's 2-point conversion pass to Frank Wycheck failed on the attempt. The Titan's defense forced a punt on the next series and the offense drove 79 yards in 13 plays, highlighted by 21-yard passes to Isaac Byrd and Jackie Harris. Eddie George finished off the drive with a 2-yard run to cut the deficit to 16-13 with 7:21 remaining.
The Rams once again failed to move the chains. The Titans needed just 28 yards to set up Del Greco's game-tying 43-yard kick with 2:12 left. Warner then fired a deep pass down the right sideline to Bruce, who caught the ball at the Titan's 38 and outran the defense to the end zone to give the Rams a 23-16 lead with 1:54 left.
The Titans drove downfield, McNair completed a 16-yard pass to Kevin Dyson to place Tennessee at the Rams' 10 with six seconds remaining. With no timeouts, McNair attempted a quick pass to a slanting Dyson, who caught the ball in stride at the Rams' 3. However, Jones reacted quickly and stepped up to tackle Dyson at the 1-yardline as time expired.
Warner, who was named the game's most valuable player (MVP), went 24 of 45 for a Super Bowl-record 414 yards and 2 touchdowns. Bruce had 6 catches for 162 yards, and Holt had 7 for 109 yards. McNair was 22 of 26 for 214 yards. The Titans were the first team to come back from a 16-point deficit in a Super Bowl.