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The Music City Miracle

Jan. 8, 2000, Nashville, Tennessee

The Wild Card playoff game between the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills was a tense affair from start to finish — but it’s that finish that everyone remembers. With 1:48 to go, no timeouts remaining and the Bills trailing 15–13, quarterback Rob Johnson led his team on a five-play, 37-yard drive that resulted in a field goal and a 16–15 Buffalo lead with only 16 seconds remaining — only enough time for something truly extraordinary. On the ensuing kickoff, the extraordinary happened. Titans fullback Lorenzo Neal received the ball and set in motion one of the most famous plays in NFL history. Neal handed the ball to tight end Frank Wycheck, who wheeled and threw a sideways pass to Kevin Dyson on the left sidelines. Accompanied by a convoy of exultant Titans, Dyson scampered untouched down the sidelines, as Titans radio announcer Mike Keith shouted “It’s a miracle!” And the play, and its famous moniker, entered NFL lore.

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