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Music City Miracle

What is the Music City Miracle??

The final scoring play of the 1999-2000 Wild Card playoff game between the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills, in which a lateral during a kickoff return scored a touchdown to secure the Titans a 22-16 victory.

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On January 8, 2000, in the music city Nashville, Tennessee, after the Buffalo Bills had gone ahead to take the lead 16-15 on a field goal, Steve Christie kicked off to the Titans’ Lorenzo Neal. Neal then handed the ball off to the tight end Frank Wycheck, who threw a lateral to the wide receiver Kevin Dyson. Dyson then ran down the sidelines 75 yards to score a touchdown and win the game for the Titans. The play was officially reviewed and confirmed to determine if the lateral was indeed a lateral and not an illegal forward pass. The play, labeled the “Home Run Throwback” by the Titans, was a play practiced often by the team for just this circumstance. After another kickoff, time expired and the Titans won the game.

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