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Warner No. 8

The Rams Kurt Warner scrambles across the goal line in the fourth quarter to pull the Rams with in five points of the Saint during the Rams Saints Playoff game in New Orleans on December 30, 2000. The Rams made a two point conversion to pull them within a field goal on the next play. Photo By David Carson

Warner suffered a concussion just six days earlier in the regular-season finale against the Saints, and didn't seem all there when the Rams returned to New Orleans for a wild-card game Dec. 30, 2000. Most of the rematch looked like a nightmare for Warner (three INTs/one lost fumble). New Orleans led 31-7 early in the fourth.

But Warner led a furious rally, completing nine of 12 passes on three TD drives. Suddenly it was just 31-28 Saints, when Az Hakim settled under a punt with under two minutes to play. Alas, Hakim muffed the punt, the Saints recovered and held on for the win.


PHOTO: Kurt Warner scores on a short run as the Rams cut the Saints' lead to 31-28 in an NFC Wild Card game after the 2000 regular season. (Post-Dispatch photo by David Carson)