MNF moments, No. 41: Dunn to King
July, 29, 2014
By John McTigue, ESPN Stats & Info | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Scott AudetteTo celebrate the 45th season of "Monday Night Football," a panel of ESPN.com contributors has selected the 45 most memorable moments in MNF history. Follow along as we reveal one per day and count down the number of days to this season's MNF debut.
No. 41: Buccaneers 38, Rams 35 | Dec. 18, 2000
A season after the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-6 in the NFC Championship Game, the two teams met again in Week 16 on "Monday Night Football."
This time around though, offense would be the order of the day as the teams combined for 834 yards and 73 points. Running backs Marshall Faulk and Warrick Dunn combined for seven touchdowns.
Trailing 35-31 in the fourth quarter, the Bucs got the ball back at their 20-yard line with 2:22 on the clock and no timeouts. Quarterback Shaun King led the Bucs on a 13-play drive that ended with a Dunn 1-yard touchdown, but it was another play by Dunn that highlighted the drive.
Facing second-and-10 on their own 35, Dunn was immediately hit on a swing pass and was looking at a 10-yard loss. As he was being tackled, he threw a lateral pass to King back at the 20. King made one move, broke free for a 15-yard gain and drew a 15-yard penalty on a late hit. The lateral and ensuing run put the Bucs into Rams territory and helped set up the game's sixth and final lead change.
Final Chicago 17 Detroit 34 Final Philadelphia 33 Dallas 10 Final Seattle 19 San Francisco 3
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