The date was January 8, 2000. It was the AFC Wildcard Game between the Tennessee Titans and the Buffalo Bills. With just 16 second remaining in the game, the Bills kicked a field goal to take 16-15 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, fullback Lorenzo Neal fielded the ball and immediately gave it to Frank Wycheck. The tight end dashed towards the right sideline and then threw a lateral to teammate Kevin Dyson who was standing on the other side of the field. The wide receiver returned the ball 75 yards for a game-winning touchdown. The play is now known as the "Music City Miracle" and it’s one of the greatest last-second moments in the history of the NFL. The Titans rode their improbable victory all the way to Super Bowl XXXIV where they were defeated by the St. Louis Rams, 23-16.
The Titans were founded in 1960 as the Houston Oilers and were founding members of American Football League. The Oilers were successful right off the bat winning the AFL's first two championships. The franchise joined the National Football Leaguein 1970 as part of the AFL-NFL merger and then moved to Tennessee in 1997. They were known as the Tennessee Oilers until 1999 when they adopted the nickname, "Titans." Tennessee is part of the South Division of the AFC along with the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Titans home stadium is LP Field. Some of the team's all-time great players include Earl Campbell, Warren Moon, Bruce Matthews, Mike Munchak, Eddie George, and Steve McNair.