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Warner No. 4

Wide receiver Ricky Proehl makes the touchdown catch that sends the St. Louis Rams to the Super Bowl, on Jan. 23, 2000 at the Trans World Dome. (Chris Lee photo / Post-Dispatch) 

Only the upstart Tampa Bay Buccaneers stood in the way of the heavily-favored Rams and a trip to Super Bowl XXXIV. But a not-so-funny thing happened in the '99 season's NFC title game: A street brawl erupted in the Trans World Dome, a physical slugfest that saw the Bucs' defense totally neutralize an offense that had come to be known as the "Greatest Show on Turf."

With the clock ticking away in the fourth quarter, the Bucs led 6-5 when Warner threw down the left sideline to Ricky Proehl, who outwrestled cornerback Brian Kelly for a 30-yard TD and an 11-6 Rams win.


PHOTO: Ricky Proehl grabs the fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Kurt Warner that gave the Rams an 11-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship game. (Post-Dispatch photo by Chris Lee)