2. Mike Jones tackles Kevin Dyson at the one-yard line
Super Bowl XXXIV might’ve capped off the fairy tale season for Kurt Warner, Dick Vermeil, and the St. Louis Rams, but it was a relatively-unknown linebacker named Mike Jones who was responsible for the defining play of the game. The Tennessee Titans were down 23-16, and took over at their own 12-yard line with 1:48 left in the game. Quarterback Steve McNair deftly drove Tennessee down to the Rams 10-yard line with only six second left in the game. The Titans drew up a play where tight end Frank Wycheck would’ve lured Jones away from the field, and McNair could’ve thrown it to wide receiver Kevin Dyson for a touchdown. The play even went according to plan, but at the very last moment, Jones noticed Dyson running wide open and began moving in his direction. Jones wrapped up Dyson by the legs, and even with Dyson doing everything he could to extend the ball over the goal line, he fell just short. The play became known as “The Tackle,” as Jones effort ensured the Rams won the game.