Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 St.Louis Rams 11
Sunday 23 January 2000 at the Trans World Dome
TB 5:37-1Q Gramatica FG25
STL 14:41-3Q Wilkins FG24
STL 8:10-3Q Safety - snap went through the endzone
TB0:03-4Q Gramatica FG23
STL 7:29-4Q Proehl 30 pass from Warner (2pt conversion failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
BUCS: Alstott 12-39, Dunn 9-35, King 2-3.
RAMS: Faulk 17-44, Hakim 1-6, Holcombe 1-2, Warner 3-(-1).
PASSING
BUCS: King 29-13-163-2-0.
RAMS: Warner 43-26-258-3-1
RECEIVING
BUCS: Green 4-59, Dunn 4-37, Williams 2-28, Emanuel 1-22, Alstott 1-9, Moore 1-8.
RAMS: Holt 7-68, Proehl 6-100, Bruce 3-22, Faulk 3-5, Hakim 2-27, Holcombe 2-5, Williams 1-22, Robinson 1-11, Conwell 1-(-2)
INTERCEPTIONS
BUCS: Kelly 1-15, Nickerson 1-6, White 1-0.
RAMS: Lyght 1-19, Bly 1-9.
KICK RETURNS
BUCS: Dunn 3-60.
OPPS: Horne 2-38.
PUNT RETURNS
BUCS: Williams 4-45.
OPPS: Hakim 3-25.
SACKS
BUCS: none.
OPPS: Wistrom 1-13, Clemons 1-8, Carter 1-6, Farr 1-5, Zgonina 1-5.
GAME REPORTS AND COMMENTS
They were so close. They'd hung on for so long, you'd watched the time ticking down and you'd just started to believe that the little Bucs could derail the mighty Ram offensive machine. Then came that TD pass to Ricky Proehl, the terrible replay reversal of Bert Emanuel's "catch" followed and it was all over.

I've still not seen the Rams v Titans Super Bowl to this day - I just can't bear to watch it knowing the Bucs were so nearly there.
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OFFENSEDEFENSE
LT69 Pierson LDE72 Ahanotu
LG64 Diaz UT77 Culpepper
C61 Mayberry DT99 Sapp
RG73 Middleton RDE94 White
RT71 Wunsch LLB53 Quarles
TE83 Moore MLB56 Nickerson
TE82 Hape RLB55 Brooks
WR86 Williams LCB21 Abraham
FB40 Alstott SS47 Lynch
RB28 Dunn FS24 Robinson
QB10 King RCB20 Barber
SUBSTITUTIONS
3 Royals, 7 Gramatica, 25 Kelly, 27 Abdullah, 30 Smith, 31 Young, 34 Jackson, 35 McAfee, 43 McLeod, 50 Gooch, 58 Davis, 59 Duncan, 65 Dogins, 68 Unutoa, 75 Washington, 78 Jones, 79 Hegamin, 80 Davis, 81 Green, 84 McDonald, 87 Emanuel, 92 McFarland, 95 McLaughlin
DID NOT PLAY
15 Zeier
INACTIVE
12 Dilfer, 13 Milanovich, 49 Jordan, 51 Singleton, 76 Curry, 85 Anthony, 97 Jackson, 98 Cannida