With only 16 seconds left and the Tennessee Titans trailing Buffalo in a wild-card playoff game in Nashville, Frank Wychek fielded a kickoff and threw an across-the-field lateral to Kevin Dyson, who ran 75 yards for a touchdown, giving Tennessee a 22-16 victory and its first playoff win as the Titans. The play was instantly christened as "The Music City Miracle."
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The Houston Oilers won the inaugural AFL championship game, beating the San Diego Chargers 24-16, at Jeppesen Stadium. Quarterback George Blanda passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns, and running back Billy Cannon was named the game's MVP.
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The Titans defeated Jacksonville 33-14 for the AFC championship and qualifyed for their first--and so far--only Super Bowl. Quarterback Steve McNair passed for 112 yards and a TD and ran for 91 yards and two more TDs. Derrick Mason broke the game open with an 80-yard kickoff return for a TD.
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Quarterback Warren Moon completed 27 of 45 passes as the Oilers beat the Chiefs 27-10 in Kansas City. Moon's 527 passing yards were the second-most, single-game total in NFL history (behind Norm Van Brocklin's 554 yards in 1951). In the same game, wide receiver Haywood Jeffires caught nine passes for 245 yards.
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Rookie running back and Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell put on a show on Monday Night Football as he rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-30 victory over Miami. It arguably is the most memorable single-game performance in the Hall of Famer's career.
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