Titans-Rams Super rematch isn't anything new
Posted: Monday January 31, 2000 04:09 AM
The Rams couldn't get much of a grasp of Steve McNair in their first meeting. Jonathan Daniel/Allsport
By Ryan Hunt, CNNSI.com
The Tennessee Titans are getting used to this rematch business.
After beating Jacksonville for the third time this season in the AFC Championship -- becoming only the third team since 1970 to accomplish the feat -- the Titans had a Super rematch this week with the St. Louis Rams.
For only the 10th time in Super Bowl history, two teams that met in the regular season will meet again in the Super Bowl.
St. Louis got revenge for its 24-21 loss to Tennessee in Week 8 in Nashville.
In the regular-season meeting, the Rams nearly rallied from a 21-0 deficit (Jeff Wilkins missed a potential game-tying field goal with seven seconds remaining) and they outgained the Titans 415-281.
|One More Time|
Rematches of regular-season meetings in Super Bowl
||Titans 24, Rams 21
||Rams 23, Titans 16 (XXXIV)
||49ers 38, Chargers 15
||49ers 49, Chargers 26 (XXIX)
||Bills 13, Cowboys 10
||Cowboys 30, Bills 13 (XXVII)
||Bills 17, Giants 13
||Giants 20, Bills 19 (XXV)
||Giants 19, Broncos 16
||Giants 39, Broncos 20 (XXI)
||Bears 20, Patriots 7
||Bears 46, Patriots 10 (XX)
||Redskins 37, Raiders 35
||Raiders 38, Redskins 9 (XVIII)
||49ers 21, Bengals 3
||49ers 26, Bengals 21 (XVI)
||Cowboys 14, Broncos 6
||Cowboys 27, Broncos 10 (XII)
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It was the Rams' first loss of the season and one of only three they would suffer all season.
How does that affect the Super Bowl? Most likely, not at all.
Historically, revenge has been about a 50-50 proposition in the Super Bowl. Of the 10 previous times, the regular-season winner has prevailed again five times.
And, for what it's worth, of the five that won both meetings, all five were NFC teams.