"Music City Miracle"
In January of 2000, with 16 seconds left in the AFC Wild Card game at Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville, the Titans’ season looked over after a field goal by Steve Christie gave Buffalo a 16-15 lead. And then the Music City Miracle happened. Lorenzo Neal, a Titans fullback, caught the short kickoff at the Tennessee 25, and immediately handed the ball to tight end Frank Wycheck. Wycheck ran with it to his right, then stopped, pivoted, and threw the ball across the field to wide receiver Kevin Dyson. The Bills were completely unprepared as Dyson, following a slew of blockers down the left sideline, ran untouched into the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown return. As the home crowd went bananas, the only question now was whether what had been deemed a proper lateral had in fact been an illegal forward pass – and it was extremely close. On a review, the call on the field was confirmed, and the Titans won, 22-16. The Titans, who hadn’t even had a winning season since they were the Houston Oilers in 1993, won their next two games to reach the Super Bowl.