The Tennessee Titans would like to have another run in a Super Bowl appearance after squandering a great opportunity last season.
They had home-court advantage in the Divisional Round to lose to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Mike Vrabel’s team shot themselves in the foot despite nine sacks on Joe Burrow.
Ryan Tannehill’s interception ended their hopes of winning it all and spoiled Derrick Henry’s comeback from a foot injury.
However, they decided to move forward while reminiscing on one of the greatest moments in franchise history.
We’re getting old. 😅 pic.twitter.com/xRJh33XmF0
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) May 15, 2022
The team’s official Twitter account playfully stated that their fans are getting older because Treylon Burks is the Titans’ first draft pick born after the Music City Miracle.
This football game took place on January 8, 2000 in the Titans Wild Card playoff game against the Buffalo Bills.
Time is running out, tight end Frank Wycheck throws a side pass across the field to Kevin Dyson.
A sea of blockers ensured Dyson would reach the end zone for a touchdown.
However, controversy immediately shrouded this play as it looked like a forward pass.
If so, the pass for Dyson would have been invalid.
The decision stood and the Titans won the game, 22-16.
But in a sort of poetic justice, the Titans lost Super Bowl XXXIV to the St. Louis Rams when Mike Jones tackled Dyson one yard from the goal line.
Burks replaces Brown
Meanwhile, the former Arkansas star was born on March 23, 2000.
He was selected by the Titans with the 18th overall pick in the 2022 draft.
Tennessee got that pick by trading AJ Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the 18th and 101st overall picks.
Burks made the 2021 All-SEC First Team after finishing with 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Titans are hoping he can fill the void left by their Pro Bowl expansion.