The 1999-2000 season was the 80th NFL season. The NFL was expanded to 31 teams when the Cleveland Browns came back in the league after leaving in 1995 due to the Ravens becoming a franchise in Baltimore. The Tennessee Oilers changed their team name to the Titans, and the league retired the Oilers name. With everyone freaking out over Y2K the NFL opening week was held after Labor Day. The NFL did not want the first games of the playoffs to be on January 1, 2000. Week 17 games were scheduled on January 2, 2000 and the playoffs started January 8.
Super Bowl XLIV- The Game
The St. Louis Rams would represented the NFC in Super Bowl 34 after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-6 in the NFC Championship game. The Tennessee Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguar 33-14 in the AFC Championship game to make their way to the Super Bowl. The game was a defensive battle, there were no touchdowns until the third quarter, only field goals. The Rams were up 16-0 midway through the third after scoring the game’s first touchdown. The Titans then scored 16 straight points to tie the game with two minutes left in the game. On the next drive, the MVP of the regular season, Kurt Warner, threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to take the lead again. On the final play of the game, the Titans wide receiver was tackled one yard short of the end zone and the Rams held on to win 23-16. Warner was name the MVP of the Super Bowl after throwing for 414 yards and two touchdowns.