End to end action. Lots of scoring. And seemingly one big play after another. For Warner, the 2000 season opener on Monday Night Football must have felt like a return to the Arena Football League.
The game matched the defending Super Bowl champion Rams against the winner of the prior two Super Bowls — the Denver Broncos. It was Mike Martz's head-coaching debut. Warner had three interceptions, but also tossed three TD passes and threw for 441 yards, his career-high as a Ram. When all was said and done Torry Holt, Az Hakim, and Marshall Faulk each had 100 yards or more receiving, and the Rams had a 41-36 victory.
PHOTO: Rams receivers Az-Zahir Hakim (left) and Torry Holt chat on their way to the end zone during the Rams' season-opening 41-36 win over in September 2000. (Post-Dispatch photo by Robert Cohen)