2005 St. Louis Rams season

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2005 St. Louis Rams season
Head coach Mike Martz
Joe Vitt
Owner Georgia Frontiere
Home field Edward Jones Dome
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 2nd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers T Orlando Pace
WR Torry Holt

The 2005 St. Louis Rams season was the franchise’s 68th year with the National Football League and the 11th season in St. Louis. They tried to improve on their previous output in which they won eight games. Instead, they collapsed and finished the season with a 6–10 record. From 2005 onwards the Rams collapsed: during the subsequent ten seasons in St. Louis, would never subsequently make the playoffs or have a winning record, whilst their 6–42 record between 2007 and 2009 was the worst for such a period by any team between the World War II Chicago Cardinals and the 2015 to 2017 Cleveland Browns.

The news broke on October 10 when head coach Mike Martz announced he was leaving the team indefinitely after being diagnosed with a bacterial infection. A day before that, he coached his last game in a home loss against Seattle. Joe Vitt took over the sidelines for the rest of the season. Though Martz was medically cleared to return, management refused to let him do so and he was fired the day after the final regular season game. Several players said they enjoyed having Martz as their head coach.

As second-year running back Steven Jackson earned the starting position, this year was the final season for future Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk. He retired the following season due to knee injuries.

Roster[edit]

2005 St. Louis Rams final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 2005 at San Francisco 49ers L 28–25
67,918
2 September 18, 2005 at Arizona Cardinals W 17–12
45,160
3 September 25, 2005 Tennessee Titans W 31–27
65,835
4 October 2, 2005 at New York Giants L 44–24
78,453
5 October 9, 2005 Seattle Seahawks L 37–31
65,707
6 October 17, 2005 at Indianapolis Colts L 45–28
57,307
7 October 23, 2005 New Orleans Saints W 28–17
64,586
8 October 30, 2005 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–21
65,251
9 Bye
10 November 13, 2005 at Seattle Seahawks L 31–16
67,192
11 November 20, 2005 Arizona Cardinals L 38–28
65,750
12 November 27, 2005 at Houston Texans W 33–27
70,010
13 December 4, 2005 Washington Redskins L 24–9
65,701
14 December 11, 2005 at Minnesota Vikings L 27–13
64,005
15 December 18, 2005 Philadelphia Eagles L 17–16
65,382
16 December 24, 2005 San Francisco 49ers L 24–20
65,473
17 January 1, 2006 at Dallas Cowboys W 20–10
63,131

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Seattle Seahawks 13 3 0 .813 6–0 10–2 454 271 L1
St. Louis Rams 6 10 0 .375 1–5 3–9 363 429 W1
Arizona Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 3–3 4–8 311 387 L1
San Francisco 49ers 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 239 428 W2

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