The first half wasn't particularly exciting.
The Rams offense was able to move the ball but had to settle for three field goals, taking a 9-0 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, a nine-yard touchdown pass from NFL MVP Kurt Warner to wide receiver Torry Holt gave the Rams a 16-0 lead and, seemingly, control of the game.
But the Titans responded, scoring 16 unanswered points and tying the game on an Al Del Greco 43-yard field goal with 2:15 remaining.
But the Rams would not be denied.
On the first play of the ensuing drive, with the ball at the St. Louis 27-yard line, Warner dropped back and, under pressure, threw for wide receiver Isaac Bruce. The ball was underthrown, but Bruce adjusted and made the catch at the Tennessee 38-yard line, eluding defenders the rest of the way before scoring the biggest touchdown in Rams franchise history.
But it wasn't over just yet.
Down 23-16, the Titans, led by quarterback Steve McNair, embarked on a remarkable drive, moving all the way to the St. Louis 26-yard line.
Facing a 3rd-and-5, McNair took the snap, looked around, moved out of the pocket and, while nearly falling down in the process, cleared the grasp of defensive lineman Kevin Carter and Jay Williams, got up and rifled a pass to wide receiver Kevin Dyson, who was tackled at the 10-yard line.
Tennessee used its final timeout, stopping the clock with six seconds to play.
What happened next is one of the most memorable plays in sports history.
Out of the shotgun, McNair took the snap, looked right and hit Dyson at the 5-yard line. He ran to the end zone and, as he was being tackled by linebacker Mike Jones, reached the ball forward, falling one yard short, giving the Rams the most dramatic of victories.
The thinking on the play from the Titans' perspective was to get Jones to follow tight end Frank Wycheck on the play. Wycheck and Dyson were both lined up to the right and Dyson ran a slant while Wycheck headed straight for the end zone. At first, Jones looked like he was going to follow Wycheck, but he turned back and focused his attention on Dyson, tackling him just before the Tennessee wideout could cross the goal line.