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AFC Wild Card Playoff Game

January 8, 2000
Tennessee 22, Buffalo 16

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One of the most memorable finishes in NFL playoff history gave the Tennessee Titans the franchise's first playoff win since 1991, a 22-16 stunner over the visiting Buffalo Bills. After Steve Christie kicked a 51-yard field goal to give Buffalo a 16-15 lead with 16 second remaining, the Titans' Kevin Dyson returned a Frank Wycheck lateral on the ensuing kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown, scoring with three seconds left in the game. The play termed by many as the "Music City Miracle," gave Tennessee a 22-16 lead that turned into a victory after Buffalo's last-ditch hopes for a matching return touchdown were thwarted.

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The Titans took a 12-0 lead into intermission, but the Bills stormed back with a five-play drive caped off by the first of two Antowain Smith touchdown runs. Smith's second score gave the Bills a 13-12 lead with 11:08 remaining, a one-point advantage that stood until late in the game. Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair led a 10-play drive which culminated with an Al Del Greco field goal with 1:48 remaining, a 36-yard boot that gave the Titans a short-lived 15-13 advantage, taken away shortly thereafter by Christie's field goal. The Titans managed only 76 yards passing, but running back Eddie George paced the offense with a 29-carry, 106-yard performance. The victory, in front of a franchise-record crowd at the Coliseum, allowed the Tennessee franchise to advance to the AFC Division Playoffs for the first time since 1993.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Buffalo Bills 0 0 7 9 16
Tennessee Titans 0 12 0 10 22

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