2013 St. Louis Rams season

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2013 St. Louis Rams season
Head coach Jeff Fisher
General manager Les Snead
Owner Stan Kroenke
Home field Edward Jones Dome
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Robert Quinn DE, Johnny Hekker P
Uniform
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The 2013 St. Louis Rams season was the franchise's 76th season in the National Football League, the 19th overall in St. Louis and the second under head coach Jeff Fisher. The Rams equaled their win total from 2012, but missed the playoffs for a ninth consecutive season.

Week 7 was Sam Bradford's last game in a Rams uniform as he tore his ACL in a game against Carolina. That same injury would not allow him to dress for next year and did not play another down again in a Rams uniform as he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2014 season.

2013 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 8[a] Tavon Austin Wide receiver West Virginia
30[b] Alec Ogletree Linebacker Georgia
3 71[a] T. J. McDonald Safety USC
92[b] Stedman Bailey Wide receiver West Virginia
4 113 Barrett Jones Guard Alabama
5 149 Brandon McGee Cornerback Miami (FL)
160[b] Zac Stacy Running back Vanderbilt

Notes

^[a] The Rams traded their first- (No. 16 overall), second- (No. 46 overall), original third- (No. 78 overall) and seventh- (No. 222 overall) round selections to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the Bills' first- (No. 8) and third- (No. 71 overall) round selections.
^[b] The Rams acquired an additional first-round selection — No. 22 overall — as part of a trade that sent their 2012 first-round selection to the Washington Redskins. The Rams later traded the No. 22 selection and a 2015 seventh-round selection (previously acquired in a 2012 trade that sent wide receiver Greg Salas to the New England Patriots) to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for the Falcons' 2013 first-, third- and sixth- round selections — Nos. 30, 92 and 198 overall, respectively. The No. 198 selection, along with the Rams' original sixth-round selection (No. 184 overall), was traded to the Houston Texans in exchange for the Texans' fifth-round selection (No. 160 overall).

Staff[edit]

2013 St. Louis Rams staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2013 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
53 Active, 8 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 at Cleveland Browns L 19–27 0–1 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
2 August 17 Green Bay Packers L 7–19 0–2 Edward Jones Dome Recap
3 August 24 at Denver Broncos L 26–27 0–3 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
4 August 29 Baltimore Ravens W 24–21 1–3 Edward Jones Dome Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 Arizona Cardinals W 27–24 1–0 Edward Jones Dome Recap
2 September 15 at Atlanta Falcons L 24–31 1–1 Georgia Dome Recap
3 September 22 at Dallas Cowboys L 7–31 1–2 AT&T Stadium Recap
4 September 26 San Francisco 49ers L 11–35 1–3 Edward Jones Dome Recap
5 October 6 Jacksonville Jaguars W 34–20 2–3 Edward Jones Dome Recap
6 October 13 at Houston Texans W 38–13 3–3 Reliant Stadium Recap
7 October 20 at Carolina Panthers L 15–30 3–4 Bank of America Stadium Recap
8 October 28 Seattle Seahawks L 9–14 3–5 Edward Jones Dome Recap
9 November 3 Tennessee Titans L 21–28 3–6 Edward Jones Dome Recap
10 November 10 at Indianapolis Colts W 38–8 4–6 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
11 Bye
12 November 24 Chicago Bears W 42–21 5–6 Edward Jones Dome Recap
13 December 1 at San Francisco 49ers L 13–23 5–7 Candlestick Park Recap
14 December 8 at Arizona Cardinals L 10–30 5–8 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
15 December 15 New Orleans Saints W 27–16 6–8 Edward Jones Dome Recap
16 December 22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–13 7–8 Edward Jones Dome Recap
17 December 29 at Seattle Seahawks L 9–27 7–9 CenturyLink Field Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week One: Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 10 14 0 24
Rams 0 10 3 14 27

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information

Week 2: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Two: St. Louis Rams at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 3 7 14 24
Falcons 14 10 0 7 31

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information

Week 3: at Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Week Three: St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 7 0 7
Cowboys 10 7 7 7 31

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 80,848
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 4: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Four: San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 14 7 14 35
Rams 3 0 0 8 11

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information

Week 5: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Five: Jacksonville Jaguars at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 10 0 3 7 20
Rams 7 17 0 10 34

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information

Week 6: at Houston Texans[edit]

Week Six: St. Louis Rams at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 10 21 0 38
Texans 0 6 0 7 13

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

Week 7: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Seven: St. Louis Rams at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 2 3 7 3 15
Panthers 7 10 10 3 30

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information

Tempers flared all game long. Not only did the Rams lose the game 15-30, but they lost two starters; defensive end Chris Long was ejected after throwing a punch and quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury after running out of bounds.

Week 8: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 7 0 14
Rams 3 0 3 3 9

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information

With Kellen Clemens taking over for the rest of season, the Rams defense did their best, sacking Russell Wilson seven times. However, despite that, the Seahawks would go on to stun the Rams 14-9.

Week 9: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Nine: Tennessee Titans at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 7 0 7 14 28
Rams 0 7 7 7 21

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information

Week 10: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Ten: St. Louis Rams at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 21 10 0 38
Colts 0 0 8 0 8

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 66,004
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

The Rams harassed Andrew Luck and the Colts all game long, stunning Indy with a 38-8 blowout. The game's highlights included Chris Long returning a fumble for a 45 yards to give the Rams the game's first points. Tayvon Austin broke the hearts of Colts' fans with three touchdowns, one returned for 98 yards and two receptions.

Week 12: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Twelve: Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 7 7 0 7 21
Rams 21 3 3 15 42

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,024
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 13: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Thirteen: St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 3 3 7 13
49ers 3 10 3 7 23

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information

Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Fourteen: St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 0 0 7 10
Cardinals 7 7 9 7 30

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST/2:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 60,643
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber and Kris Budden
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

With the loss, the Rams clinched their 10th consecutive non-winning season, and were officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Week 15: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Fifteen: New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 3 0 13 16
Rams 14 10 3 0 27

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 58,442
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Week 16: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Sixteen: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 3 3 0 13
Rams 0 14 3 6 23

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 54,423
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

The Rams defense took care of the Bucs all day long. But Jake Long tore his ACL, ending his season. Nevertheless, the Rams would go on to win 13-23.

Week 17: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Seventeen: St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 3 6 9
Seahawks 7 6 7 7 27

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: December 29
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST/1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 68,264
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Traveling to Seattle for the second time in a row this season, the Rams once again could not respond as they would go on to lose their season finale, 27-9.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Seattle Seahawks 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 417 231 W1
(5) San Francisco 49ers 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 406 272 W6
Arizona Cardinals 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 379 324 L1
St. Louis Rams 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 348 364 L1

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 Seattle Seahawks West 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 417 231 186 W1
2 Carolina Panthers South 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 366 241 125 W3
3 Philadelphia Eagles East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 442 382 60 W2
4 Green Bay Packers North 8 7 1 .531 3–2–1 6–5–1 417 428 -11 W1
Wild cards
5 San Francisco 49ers West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 406 272 134 W6
6 New Orleans Saints South 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 414 304 110 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Arizona Cardinals West 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 379 324 55 L1
8[a] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 2–4 4–8 445 478 -33 L2
9 Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 439 432 7 L1
10[b][c] New York Giants East 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 294 383 -89 W2
11[d] Detroit Lions North 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 395 376 19 L4
12 St. Louis Rams West 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 348 364 -16 L1
13 Minnesota Vikings North 5 10 1 .344 2–3–1 4–7–1 391 480 -89 W1
14[e] Atlanta Falcons South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 353 443 -90 L2
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 288 389 -101 L3
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .188 0–6 1–11 334 478 -144 L8
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ Chicago defeated Dallas head-to-head (Week 14, 45–28).
  2. ^ The New York Giants and Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  3. ^ The New York Giants defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 16, 23–20 (OT)).
  4. ^ Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  5. ^ Atlanta finished with a better conference record than Tampa Bay.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 

External links[edit]

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