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Basic Information on Super Bowl XXXIV (34)

January 25, 2000

Sunday - 6:25 kickoff in Atlanta's Georgiadome

Teams - Tennessee Titans, representing the American Football Conference, are making their first visit to the Super Bowl. As the Houston Oilers - the team became Tennessee Titans three years ago - the franchise won the first two American Football League titles back in 1960 and 1961.

St. Louis Rams, representing the National Football Conference, are making their second trip to the Super Bowl. The 1979 Los Angeles Rams lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-19.




Top players - Tennessee is led on offense by running back Eddie George. Steve McNair is the quarterback but has been effective running the football throughout the season, despite suffering from a turf toe injury. Defensively, rookie Jevon Kearse, nicknamed "The Freak,'' has been Tennessee's top pass rusher and is going to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

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St. Louis has the top quarterback-running back-wide receiver combination in the NFL this year. Former Arena Football and World League of Football quarterback Kurt Warner was named the NFL's most valuable player this year. He is also the second QB in NFL history to throw for more than 40 touchdowns in a season. New York Jets Hall of Fame QB Joe Namath was the first. Running back Marshall Faulk, who was named the NFL's offensive player of the year, became only the second player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards and catch passes for more than 1,000 yards in the same season. Former San Francisco running back Roger Craig was the first. Wide receiver Isaac Bruce leads a contingent of fast receivers for the Rams. Defensively, middle linebacker London Fletcher leads the speedy squad.




Regular-season meeting - Tennessee handed St. Louis its first loss of the season this year, when the homestanding Titans defeated the Rams, 24-21. St. Louis missed a game-tying field goal in the final seconds.




Records - Tennessee, 13-3 during the regular season, defeated three playoff opponents (Buffalo, Indianapolis and Jacksonville) to reach the Super Bowl and is 16-3.

St. Louis, also 13-3 during the regular season, had a first-week bye in the playoffs before beating Minnesota and Tampa Bay to improve to 15-3.

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