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2014 St. Louis Rams season
Head Coach Jeff Fisher
General Manager Les Snead
Home Field Edward Jones Dome
Results
Record 6–10
Place 4th NFC West
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Aaron Donald, DT
Robert Quinn, DE
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2014 St. Louis Rams season was the franchise's 77th season in the National Football League, the 20th overall in St. Louis and the third under head coach Jeff Fisher. The Rams attempted to reach a playoff berth for the first time since their 2004 season, but were officially eliminated in their loss against Arizona in Week 15. The Rams failed to improve on their 7–9 record from 2013, finishing 6–10 in 2014. The Rams' 2014 season was notable for their numerous starting quarterbacks including Austin Davis, Shaun Hill, and Sam Bradford, the last of whom was injured before the season began. Despite the lack of stability at the position, the Rams defeated both defending conference champions, Super Bowl participants, and 2014 division winners, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, plus also shutting out two teams in consecutive weeks: the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. Template:TOC limit

2014 draft classEdit

2014 St. Louis Rams Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 2 Greg Robinson Offensive tackle Auburn
13 Aaron Donald Defensive tackle Pittsburgh
2 41 Lamarcus Joyner Cornerback Florida State
3 75 Tre Mason Running back Auburn
4 110 Maurice Alexander Safety Utah St.
5 None
6 188 E. J. Gaines Cornerback Missouri
Template:Color Garrett Gilbert Quarterback SMU
7 226 Mitchell Van Dyk Offensive tackle Portland St.
241 Christian Bryant Free safety Ohio St.
Template:Color Michael Sam Defensive end Missouri
Template:Color Demetrius Rhaney Center Tennessee St.
Compensatory selection
Draft trades
  • The Rams acquired an additional first-round selection (No. 2 overall) as part of a trade that sent the team's 2012 first-round selection (Robert Griffin III) to the Washington Redskins.
  • The Rams traded their second- (No. 44 overall) and fifth- (No. 153 overall) round selections to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the Bills' second-round selection (No. 41 overall).
  • The Rams acquired an additional seventh-round selection (No. 241 overall) in a trade that sent cornerback Josh Gordy to the Indianapolis Colts.[1]

StaffEdit

2014 St. Louis Rams final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2014 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, 7 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

The season took a turn for the worst when starting QB Sam Bradford tore his ACL against the Cleveland Browns on August 23. It was the same ACL he tore the year before that caused him to miss the last half of the year.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 New Orleans L 24–26 0–1 Edward Jones Dome Recap
2 August 16 Green Bay L 7–21 0–2 Edward Jones Dome Recap
3 August 23 at Cleveland W 33–14 1–2 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
4 August 28 at Miami L 13–14 1–3 Sun Life Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 7 Minnesota L 6–34 0–1 Edward Jones Dome Recap
2 September 14 at Tampa Bay W 19–17 1–1 Raymond James Stadium Recap
3 September 21 Dallas L 31–34 1–2 Edward Jones Dome Recap
4 Bye week
5 October 5 at Philadelphia L 28–34 1–3 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
6 October 13 San Francisco L 17–31 1–4 Edward Jones Dome Recap
7 October 19 Seattle W 28–26 2–4 Edward Jones Dome Recap
8 October 26 at Kansas City L 7–34 2–5 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
9 November 2 at San Francisco W 13–10 3–5 Levi's Stadium Recap
10 November 9 at Arizona L 14–31 3–6 U of Phoenix Stadium Recap
11 November 16 Denver W 22–7 4–6 Edward Jones Dome Recap
12 November 23 at San Diego L 24–27 4–7 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
13 November 30 Oakland W 52–0 5–7 Edward Jones Dome Recap
14 December 7 at Washington W 24–0 6–7 FedEx Field Recap
15 December 11 Arizona L 6–12 6–8 Edward Jones Dome Recap
16 December 21 New York Giants L 27–37 6–9 Edward Jones Dome Recap
17 December 28 at Seattle L 6–20 6–10 CenturyLink Field Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week One: Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 10 7 14 34
Rams 0 0 3 3 6

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
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First quarter
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 52-yard field goal, 09:40 (MIN 3–0)
Second quarter
  • MIN – Blair Walsh 46-yard field goal, 14:21 (MIN 6–0)
  • MIN – Greg Jennings 8-yard pass from Matt Cassel, Blair Walsh kick, 00:26 (MIN 13–0)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 7-yard pass from Matt Cassel, Blair Walsh kick, 06:35 (MIN 27–3)
  • MIN – Harrison Smith 81-yard interception return, Blair Walsh kick, 03:18 (MIN 34–3)
  • STL – Greg Zuerlein 46-yard field goal, 01:35 (MIN 34–6)

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The Rams started the season at home against Minnesota, their first meeting at home since week 15 two years back. The Vikings went on to stun the Rams, 36-22.

Already missing starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the year with another knee injury, the Rams lost several starters via injury; New starting quarterback Shaun Hill, to injured quadriceps, and defensive end Chris Long was hampered by an ankle injury which forced him to miss two months. An unknown, but third string quarterback named Austin Davis, who would take the starting job for the next few games, took over for Hill in the second half. The Rams, limited by two field goals, would go on to lose their home opener, 34-6.

Week 2: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Two: St. Louis Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 3 3 6 19
Buccaneers 7 0 7 3 17

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: September 14
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EDT/3:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, cloudy
  • Game attendance: 59,923
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Kirk Morrison and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Gamebook
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With Chris Long and Shaun Hill out, the Rams travel to Tampa Bay looking to rebound from the blowout home loss against Minnesota. The game saw Austin Davis get first start. Most of the game was delayed due to lightning and thunder after the game was tied to 7. Rams kicker Greg Zurelien nailed a last minute field goal to give the Rams a close 19-17 victory, giving them their first win of the season, with a record of one game tied apiece.

Week 3: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Three: Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 10 10 14 34
Rams 7 14 0 10 31

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
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The Rams started off hot early in the game, but Dallas responded in the second half, including a Tony Romo pass to Dez Bryant for 68 yards, in which stunned the St. Louis home crowd. In the fourth quarter Rams tight end Jared Cook's temper snapped on the sidelines as he shoved quarterback Austin Davis who attempted to find Cook in the end zone, but Davis pass was incomplete. Davis threw a couple of interceptions, including one by a swarming of Dallas defenders to give Dallas a 34-31 victory.

Week 5: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Five: St. Louis Rams at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 7 7 14 28
Eagles 13 7 14 0 34

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 5
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, mostly sunny
  • Game attendance: 69,596
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
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Week 6: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Six: San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 10 14 7 31
Rams 14 0 0 3 17

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

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Hosting the 49ers on Monday Night, the Rams, sporting their 1999 throwbacks, welcomed back "The Greatest Show on Turf" at halftime. But the 49ers ruined their party as they would go on to stun the Rams at home 31-17.

Week 7: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Seven: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 3 7 13 26
Rams 7 14 0 7 28

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: October 19
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 57,855
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
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Hoping to rebound from the heartbreaking Monday Night loss at home, the Rams face the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. Highlighted by a series of fake punts and long returns, the Rams managed to squeeze past the Super Bowl champions, 28-26.

Week 8: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Eight: St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 0 0 0 7
Chiefs 0 10 10 14 34

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

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The Rams travel to Kansas City to face their in-state rival and the first of four AFC West opponents of the season, the Chiefs. Things would get ugly for the Rams as more injuries continue to pile up as both offensive lineman Jake Long and wide receiver Brian Quick suffered season-ending knee and shoulder injuries, respectively. With the loss, the Rams are 0-1 against AFC West opponents.

Week 9: at San Francisco 49ersEdit

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

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

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In the last seconds of the fourth quarter, Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis scooped a fumble from 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who attempted to dive into the endzone for a game winning touchdown, to give the Rams a 13-10 victory. The defense, for the most part, sacked Kaepernick eight times.

Week 10: at Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Ten: St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 7 0 0 14
Cardinals 0 10 0 21 31

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
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Week 11: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Eleven: Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 7 0 0 7
Rams 10 3 3 6 22

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: November 16
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 59,401
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
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The Rams meet the Broncos at home for the first time since their home opener in 2006. The Rams won 18-10.

The injury-riddled Denver Broncos (7-2) travel to St. Louis, looking to extend their lead in the AFC West, but it was too late as the Rams defense harassed Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense all day long. Rams' quarterback Shaun Hill returned from injury and took over for Austin Davis, who started only a few games. Among the game's highlights was Rams safety Rodney McLeod taking a hit on Broncos' wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, forcing Sanders to leave the game with a concussion. Officials later confirmed that the McLeod hit on Sanders was not illegal. The Rams won 22-7 and are tied one game apiece against all AFC West opponents.

Week 12: at San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Twelve: St. Louis Rams at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 7 7 7 24
Chargers 3 3 14 7 27

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, sunny
  • Game attendance: 66,040
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Gamebook
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The Rams travel to San Diego, facing their third AFC West opponent, the Chargers. The Rams looked to go 2-1 against AFC West opponents, but couldn't flick the switch this time thanks to the Chargers' Phillip Rivers' late game heroics and the defense, who intercepted a pass from Shaun Hill, who attempted a game-winning touchdown pass. With the 27-24 loss, this gave the Rams a 1-2 record against all AFC West opponents. Rams fans, who attended the game, were seen holding up signs involving a possible return to Los Angeles.

Week 13: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Thirteen: Oakland Raiders at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 0 0 0
Rams 21 17 0 14 52

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

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The Rams meet the Raiders at home for the first time in twelve years after Week 6 of 2002, where the Rams defeated the Raiders, who were 4-0 at the time, 28-13 to give the Rams their first victory of 2002 after starting the year with five consecutive losses.

Before the game, five Rams receivers came out of the tunnel with their hands up in protest to support the Ferguson unrest, causing controversy. Amid the "Hands Up" controversy, the Rams defense harassed the Raiders and struggling new quarterback Derek Carr all game long. The game was best highlighted by two Tre Mason touchdowns, including an 89-yard run. The Rams held the Raiders scoreless with a 52-0 blowout. With the victory, the Rams finished the year 2-2 against all AFC West opponents.

Week 14: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Fourteen: St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 6 18 0 24
Redskins 0 0 0 0 0

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

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Despite Rams' kicker Greg Zuerlein missing a series of field goals and chants of "RG3!!!" from Washington's home crowd, the Rams still managed to hold Washington scoreless, giving them a 24-0 victory, and their sixth and final win the Rams would get this year. For the second time in a row this season, the Rams held an opponent scoreless.

Week 15: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Fifteen: Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 6 3 3 12
Rams 3 0 0 3 6

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

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With the loss, the Rams were officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Week 16: vs. New York GiantsEdit

Week Sixteen: New York Giants at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 10 10 14 3 37
Rams 3 10 7 7 27

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

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The Rams wrapped up their 2014 home schedule, facing their fourth and final NFC East opponent, the Giants, led by new wide receiver Odell Beckham. Tempers flared later in the game as a sideline brawl escalated after a late hit on Beckham, drawing 3 ejections to Giants' Damontre Moore and Preston Parker and Rams' defensive end William Hayes. The Rams went on to lose their final home game, 27-37.

Week 17: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Seventeen: St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 3 0 0 6
Seahawks 0 0 6 14 20

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

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Going to Seattle for the their third straight year, the Rams once again struggled all game, losing the game 20-6, ending their season with a disappointing 6-10 record. The record led the team to draft running back Todd Gurley from Georgia with the 10th pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Template:2014 NFC West standings

ConferenceEdit

Template:2014 NFC standings

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wagoner, Nick. "Rams-related playoff notes: Divisional round", ESPN.com, January 11, 2014. Retrieved on February 15, 2014. “Indianapolis cornerback Josh Gordy, whom the Rams receive a seventh-round draft choice for this year from a 2012 trade, made a big play to keep the Colts alive and will play the Patriots tonight.” 

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