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Posted: Monday February 14, 2000 04:07 AM

0 -- Original AFL teams that have not advanced to the Super Bowl. Tennessee, formerly the Houston Oilers and original AFL champs in 1960, became the last of the eight to make it. Freak
Jevon Kearse forced only one fewer fumble in '99 than the entire Tennessee team did last season.
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1 -- Times the Titans allowed their opponents to score on the opening drive in the regular season. The Rams, though, scored on their first possession eight times.
2 -- NFL teams that went 8-0 at home in the regular season -- St. Louis and Tennessee.
3 -- Touchdown drives of one play by the Rams, each of more than 45 yards.
4 -- Rams who have played in a Super Bowl -- Devin Bush (Falcons), Todd Collins (Patriots), Mike Horan (Broncos), and Adam Timmerman (Packers). The Titans also have four -- Craig Hentrich (Packers), Mike Jones (Patriots), Neil O'Donnell (Steelers) and Yancey Thigpen (Steelers).
6 -- Games by the Titans that were decided by three points or fewer. Tennessee is 5-1 in those games, with their only loss coming against the 49ers (24-22) in Week 4.
8 -- Times the Rams and Titans have met all-time, with the Rams leading the series 5-3.
9 -- Games, including the playoffs, in which Steve McNair has rushed for a touchdown this season. The Titans are 18-2 all-time when McNair scores on the ground.
10 -- Times the Super Bowl opponents have played in the regular season, counting the Rams-Titans game. The regular-season winner is 5-4 in the Super Bowl.
11 -- Touchdowns scored on defense and special teams by St. Louis this season.
12 -- Combined wins by the Rams and Titans in '98. They won 27 games this season, and the 15-game improvement is the biggest by two Super Bowl teams in NFL history.
14 -- Team records broken or tied by the Rams in '99, including most wins, most points, most sacks and highest completion percentage.
15 -- Different quarterbacks Titans offensive lineman Bruce Matthews has blocked for in his 17-year career -- from Gifford Nielsen to Steve McNair.
28 -- Difference in the number of fumbles forced by the Titans from '98 to '99. Tennessee forced only 11 in '98. This season, Jevon Kearse has forced 10 of the Titans' 39 fumbles.
34 -- Players on the Titans' roster actually drafted by the organization. Only 21 of the Rams players came via the NFL Draft.
39 -- Kurt Warner's NFL passing yardage total entering the season.
40 -- Longest run from scrimmage allowed by the Rams, surprisingly by Browns quarterback Tim Couch.
46.9 -- Third-down percentage by St. Louis this season, tops in the NFL. Tennessee was 11th at 38.2.
63 -- Passes of 20 yards of more by the Rams this season, 61 of which were by Warner.
68 -- Yards gained by Eddie George against the Rams in Week 8, the second-highest total by a running back all season against St. Louis (San Francisco's Charlie Garner ran for 77).
106 -- First downs earned by Marshall Faulk -- 65 rushing and 41 receiving. By comparison, Eddie George accounted for 58.
111 -- Combined sacks by Tennessee and St. Louis in the regular season. The Rams led the NFL with 57, while the Titans were third with 54.
385 -- Catches by Isaac Bruce in his six-year career, third only to Henry Ellard (593) and Tom Fears (400) on the Rams' all-time list.
415 -- Yards the Rams gained in their 24-21 loss to the Titans on Oct. 31 in Nashville. Tennessee gained only 281.
1,466 -- Points scored by Al Del Greco in his 16-year NFL career.

 

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