1998 St. Louis Rams season

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1998 St. Louis Rams season
Head coach Dick Vermeil
Owner Georgia Frontiere
Home field Trans World Dome
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1998 St. Louis Rams season was the team's 61st year with the National Football League (NFL) and the fourth season in St. Louis. It was the second year for head coach Dick Vermeil. The team failed to improve on its 5-11 record from 1997, and instead finished the season 4-12 and missed the playoffs for the 9th consecutive season. Despite all of this, the Rams showed many signs of life during the season when they beat playoff teams such as the New York Jets (who would make the AFC Championship game during the season) and the New England Patriots (who would make a wild card). Some skeptics claim that those 2 wins helped them build signs of strong life into next season, when they won Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1998 NFL Draft
1998 St. Louis Rams draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Grant Wistrom  Defensive end Nebraska
      Made roster  

[1]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 New Orleans Saints L 17–24 0–1
56,943
2 Minnesota Vikings L 31–38 0–2
56,234
3 at Buffalo Bills W 34–33 1–2
65,199
4 Arizona Cardinals L 17–20 1–3
55,832
5 Bye
6 New York Jets W 30–10 2–3
55,938
7 at Miami Dolphins L 0–14 2–4
65,418
8 San Francisco 49ers L 10–28 2–5
58,563
9 at Atlanta Falcons L 15–37 2–6
37,996
10 at Chicago Bears W 20–12 3–6
50,263
11 at New Orleans Saints L 3–24 3–7
46,430
12 Carolina Panthers L 20–24 3–8
50,716
13 Atlanta Falcons L 10–21 3–9
47,971
14 at Philadelphia Eagles L 14–17 3–10
66,155
15 New England Patriots W 32–18 4–10
48,946
16 at Carolina Panthers L 13–20 4–11
50,047
17 at San Francisco 49ers L 19–38 4–12
68,386

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Atlanta Falcons 14 2 0 .875 442 289 W9
(4) San Francisco 49ers 12 4 0 .750 479 328 W1
New Orleans Saints 6 10 0 .375 305 359 L3
Carolina Panthers 4 12 0 .250 336 413 W2
St. Louis Rams 4 12 0 .250 285 378 L2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 St. Louis Rams draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 

External links[edit]