List of St. Louis Rams seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the St. Louis Rams American football franchise in organized play. The list documents the season-by-season records of the St. Louis Rams franchise from 1936 to present, including conference standings, division standings, postseason records, league awards for individual players or head coaches, and team awards for individual players. The Rams franchise was founded in Cleveland in 1936 when the team was playing in the newly formed American Football League (AFL). The franchise moved to the National Football League (NFL) the following year. In 1943 operations were suspended due a depleted player roster due to World War II, and play resumed the following year. The Rams were the only team to suspend completely in 1943. The franchise has changed home cities twice, moving to Los Angeles in 1946 and to St. Louis in 1995.

The franchise has had three periods of success in their history. The first period of came as the Cleveland Rams in NFL when they won the NFL Championship. This period continued until the 1950s as the Los Angeles Rams with them making the playoffs a further five times. The second period of success lasted over twenty years between 19661989 where the Rams made the playoffs 16 times and captured ten NFC Division titles including a run of seven in a row. However, this period of success was marred by the fact that the franchise did not win the Super Bowl and only one Conference Championship. The most recent period of success began in 1999 as the St. Louis Rams when the Rams capped a surprisingly successful season (after going 4–12 the previous year) by winning Super Bowl XXXIV against the Tennessee Titans. This period continued until 2004 but the franchise failed to win another Super Bowl and suffered a surprise defeat to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI.

Alternating with their successful periods, the Rams have experienced severe periods of failure. As the NFL Cleveland Rams they failed to record a single winning season until their final year in the city, whilst from 1956 to 1965 they never won as many games as they lost and in 1962 won just one game. Between 1990 and 1998, affected in part by failure to obtain stadium improvements in Los Angeles and a move to Missouri, the Rams had nine consecutive losing seasons, and since 2005 after the collapse of “The Greatest Show on Turf” have not had a single winning season. Their three-season record between 2007 and 2009 of 6–42 is the worst over such a period since the Chicago Cardinals during World War II.

Over the course of the Rams’ 71-year history,[1] they have won 15 division titles. They have appeared in the postseason 27 times, winning three NFL Championships. During the Super Bowl era, they have played in three Super Bowls, winning one.

Key[edit]

  • The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Regular and postseason records are combined only at the bottom of the list.
NFL Champions (1920–1969) Super Bowl Champions (1970–present) Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth One-Game Playoff Berth

Seasons[edit]

Season Team League Conference Division Regular Season Post Season Results Awards
Finish Wins Losses Ties
Cleveland Rams (AFL)[2]
1936 1936 AFL 2nd 5 2 2
Cleveland Rams
1937 1937 NFL West 5th 1 10 0
1938 1938 NFL West 4th 4 7 0
1939 1939 NFL West 4th 5 5 1 Parker Hall (MVP)
1940 1940 NFL West 4th 4 6 1
1941 1941 NFL West 5th 2 9 0
1942 1942 NFL West 3rd 5 6 0
1943 1943 Team suspended operations due to World War II
1944 1944 NFL West 4th 4 6 0
1945 1945 NFL West 1st 9 1 0 Won NFL Championship (Redskins) 15–14 Adam Walsh (COY)
Bob Waterfield (MVP)
Los Angeles Rams[3]
1946 1946 NFL West 2nd 6 4 1
1947 1947 NFL West 4th 6 6 0
1948 1948 NFL West 3rd 6 5 1
1949 1949 NFL West 1st 8 2 2 Lost NFL Championship (Eagles) 14–0
1950 1950 NFL National 1st 9 3 0 Won National Conference Playoff (Bears) 24–20
Lost NFL Championship (Browns) 30–28
1951 1951 NFL National 1st 8 4 0 Won NFL Championship (Browns) 24–17
1952 1952 NFL National 2nd 9 3 0 Lost National Conference Playoff (Lions) 31–21 Hamp Pool (COY)
1953 1953 NFL Western 3rd 8 3 1
1954 1954 NFL Western 4th 6 5 1
1955 1955 NFL Western 1st 8 3 1 Lost NFL Championship (Browns) 38–14
1956 1956 NFL Western T-5th 4 8 0
1957 1957 NFL Western 4th 6 6 0
1958 1958 NFL Western T-2nd 8 4 0
1959 1959 NFL Western 6th 2 10 0
1960 1960 NFL Western 6th 4 7 1
1961 1961 NFL Western 6th 4 10 0
1962 1962 NFL Western 7th 1 12 1
1963 1963 NFL Western 6th 5 9 0
1964 1964 NFL Western 5th 5 7 2
1965 1965 NFL Western 7th 4 10 0
1966 1966 NFL Western 3rd 8 6 0
1967 1967 NFL Western Coastal 1st 11 1 2 Lost Conference Playoff Game (Packers) 28–7 George Allen (COY)
Deacon Jones (DPOY)
1968 1968 NFL Western Coastal 2nd 10 3 1 Deacon Jones (DPOY)
1969 1969 NFL Western Coastal 1st 11 3 0 Lost Conference Playoff Game (Vikings) 23–20 Roman Gabriel (MVP)/(Rams MVP)
1970 1970 NFL NFC West 2nd 9 4 1 Merlin Olsen (Rams MVP)
1971 1971 NFL NFC West 2nd 8 5 1 Isiah Robertson (DROY)
Marlin McKeever (Rams MVP)
1972 1972 NFL NFC West 3rd 6 7 1 Merlin Olsen (Rams MVP)
1973 1973 NFL NFC West 1st 12 2 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 27–16 Chuck Knox (COY)
John Hadl (NFC)/(Rams MVP)
1974 1974 NFL NFC West 1st 10 4 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 19–10
Lost Conference Championship (Vikings) 14–10
Lawrence McCutcheon (Rams MVP)
1975 1975 NFL NFC West 1st 12 2 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Cardinals) 35–23
Lost Conference Championship (Cowboys) 37–7
Jack Youngblood (DPOY)/(Rams MVP)
1976 1976 NFL NFC West 1st 10 3 1 Won Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 14–12
Lost Conference Championship (Vikings) 24–13
Jack Youngblood (Rams MVP)
1977 1977 NFL NFC West 1st 10 4 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 14–7 Lawrence McCutcheon (Rams MVP)
1978 1978 NFL NFC West 1st 12 4 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 34–10
Lost Conference Championship (Cowboys) 28–0
Jim Youngblood (Rams MVP)
1979 1979 NFL NFC West 1st 9 7 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 21–19
Won Conference Championship (Buccaneers) 9–0
Lost Super Bowl XIV (Steelers) 31–19
Jack Youngblood (Rams MVP)
Kent Hill (Rams ROY)
1980 1980 NFL NFC West 2nd 11 5 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Cowboys) 34–17 Vince Ferragamo (Rams MVP)
Johnnie Johnson (Rams ROY)
1981 1981 NFL NFC West 3rd 6 10 0 Nolan Cromwell (Rams MVP)
Jairo Penaranda (Rams ROY)
1982[4] 1982 NFL NFC 14th 2 7 0 Vince Ferragamo (Rams MVP)
Barry Redden (Rams ROY)
1983 1983 NFL NFC West 2nd 9 7 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Cowboys) 24–17
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 51–7
Eric Dickerson (OROY)/NFC/Rams MVP/Rams ROY
1984 1984 NFL NFC West 2nd 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 16–13 Eric Dickerson (NFC)/(Rams MVP)
Ron Brown (Rams ROY)
1985 1985 NFL NFC West 1st 11 5 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 20–0
Lost Conference Championship (Bears) 24–0
LeRoy Irvin (Rams MVP)
Dale Hatcher (Rams ROY)
1986 1986 NFL NFC West 2nd 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Redskins) 19–7 Eric Dickerson (OPOY)(NFC)/(Rams MVP)
Jim Everett (Rams ROY)
1987[5] 1987 NFL NFC West 3rd 6 9 0 Charles White (Rams MVP)
Cliff Hicks (Rams ROY)
1988 1988 NFL NFC West 2nd 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Vikings) 28–17 Henry Ellard (Rams MVP)
Robert Delpino (Rams ROY)
1989 1989 NFL NFC West 2nd 11 5 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Eagles) 21–7
Won Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 19–13
Lost Conference Championship (49ers) 30–3
Jim Everett (Rams MVP)
Darryl Henley (Rams ROY)
1990 1990 NFL NFC West 3rd 5 11 0 Buford McGee (Rams MVP)
Bern Brostek (Rams ROY)
1991 1991 NFL NFC West 4th 3 13 0 Robert Delpino (Rams MVP)
Todd Lyght (Rams ROY)
1992 1992 NFL NFC West 4th 6 10 0 Jackie Slater (Rams MVP)
Sean Gilbert(Rams ROY)
1993 1993 NFL NFC West 4th 5 11 0 Jerome Bettis (OROY)(Rams MVP)/(Rams ROY)
1994 1994 NFL NFC West 4th 4 12 0 Shane Conlan (Rams MVP)
Isaac Bruce (Rams ROY)
St. Louis Rams[6]
1995 1995 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 9 0
1996 1996 NFL NFC West 3rd 6 10 0
1997 1997[7] NFL NFC West 5th 5 11 0
1998 1998 NFL NFC West 5th 4 12 0
1999 1999[8] NFL NFC West 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Vikings) 49–37
Won Conference Championship (Buccaneers) 11–6
Won Super Bowl XXXIV[9] (Titans) 23–16
2000 2000[10] NFL NFC West 2nd 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Saints) 31–28
2001 2001 NFL NFC West 1st 14 2 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 45–17
Won Conference Championship (Eagles) 29–24
Lost Super Bowl XXXVI (Patriots) 20–17
2002 2002 NFL NFC West 2nd 7 9 0
2003 2003 NFL NFC West 1st 12 4 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Panthers) 29–23 (2OT)
2004 2004 NFL NFC West 2nd 8 8 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Seahawks) 27–20
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Falcons) 47–17
2005 2005 NFL NFC West 2nd 6 10 0
2006 2006 NFL NFC West 2nd 8 8 0
2007 2007 NFL NFC West 4th 3 13 0
2008 2008 NFL NFC West 4th 2 14 0
2009 2009 NFL NFC West 4th 1 15 0
2010 2010 NFL NFC West 2nd 7 9 0
2011 2011 NFL NFC West 4th 2 14 0
2012 2012 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 8 1
2013 2013 NFL NFC West 4th 7 9 0
2014 2014 NFL NFC West 2 4 0
Total
15 Division Titles
6 Conference Titles
3 NFL Titles & Super Bowl XXXIV win
529 527 21 (regular season)[11]
19 24 0 (playoffs)
548 551 21 (regular season and playoffs)[11]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The Rams spent one year in the AFL and seventy years in the NFL. The NFL does not officially recognize the one year they spent in the AFL.
  2. ^ Second American Football League that started in 1936 and ended in 1937.
  3. ^ Dan Reeves moved the team due to poor attendance at and competing against the Cleveland Browns, the Rams became the first NFL team based on the West Coast.
  4. ^ 1982 was a strike-shortened season so the league was divided up into two conferences instead of its normal divisional alignment.
  5. ^ The strike of 1987 reduced the regular season schedule from sixteen to fifteen games.
  6. ^ The team had new logo featuring the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial for this season to honor the move to St. Louis
  7. ^ This was Dick Vermeil's first season as head coach of the team.
  8. ^ The team became known as The Greatest Show on Turf during this season.
  9. ^ This game featured The Tackle
  10. ^ The team changed their colors to metallic gold and navy for this season
  11. ^ a b 1937–present, excludes AFL team.

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