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Los Angeles Rams
Rams helmet Rams
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Information
League NFL National Football League
Conference NFC NFC
Division NFC West
Established 1936 (joined NFL in 1937)
Home field Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
City Los Angeles, California
Uniforms
Rams color uniform Rams white uniform Rams alternate uniform
Color White Alternate
Championships
League
NFL 3
1945 • 1951 • 1999
Super Bowls
Lombardi Trophy logo gray 1
XXXIV
Conference
Conference Championship logo2 6
1950 • 1951 • 1955
1979 • 1999 • 2001
Division
15
1945 • 1949 • 1967
1969 • 1973 • 1974
1975 • 1976 • 1977
1978 • 1979 • 1985
1999 • 2001 • 2003

The Los Angeles Rams are a professional football team based in Los Angeles, California. They are currently members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team has won three NFL Championships, including one Super Bowl.

The Rams began playing in 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio. The NFL considers the franchise as a second incarnation of the previous Cleveland Rams team that was a charter member of the second American Football League. Although the NFL granted membership to the same owner, the NFL considers it a separate entity since only four of the players and none of the team's management joined the new NFL team.

The team then became known as the Los Angeles Rams after the club moved to Los Angeles, California in 1946, opting not to compete with Paul Brown's Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference. Following the 1979 season, the Rams moved south to the suburbs in nearby Orange County, playing their home games at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim for fifteen seasons (1980–94), keeping the Los Angeles name. The club moved east to St. Louis prior to the 1995 season, then moved back to Los Angeles 21 seasons later in 2016.

NFL Team historyEdit

FoundingEdit

The franchise were founded as the Cleveland Rams by attorney Homer Marshman in 1936. Their "Rams" name comes from the nickname of Fordham University. "Rams" was selected to honor the hard work of the football players that came out of that university. In 1936, they were part of the newly formed American Football League (not to be confused with the American Football League that launched in 1960 and merged with the NFL in 1970).

The following year the Rams joined the National Football League (NFL) on February 12, 1937, and were assigned to the Western division to replace the St. Louis Gunners, where coincidently, the Rams would relocate decades later.

From the beginning, the Rams were a team marked by frequent moves. In 1946, the Rams moved to Los Angeles to become the Los Angeles Rams, losing the town to the popularity of the AAFC's Cleveland Browns. In 1980, the Rams would move away to Anaheim in order to fill capacity of its stadium.

In 1995, plans for a new stadium in Anaheim fell through. As a result, the Rams relocated to St. Louis, thus becoming the St. Louis Rams.

In 2016, a Houston meeting resulted in a 30-2 approval to relocate the Rams back to Los Angeles, ending Los Angeles' 21 seasons without a National Football League team.

MembershipEdit

League affiliations
Football icon American Football League (1936)
NFL National Football League (1937-present)
  • Western Division (1937-1949)
  • National Conference (1950-1952)
  • Western Conference (1953-1969)
    • NFL Coastal (1967–1969)
  • NFC National Football Conference (1970-present)

ChampionshipsEdit

Super Bowl XXXIVEdit

Super Bowl XXXIV
Super Bowl XXXIV January 30, 2000
Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
Rams helmet Double arrow icon St. Louis Rams 23
Titans helmet Tennessee Titans 16
MVP: Kurt Warner (QB)

"The Greatest Show on Turf" became the talk of the NFL in 1999, where the St. Louis Rams came out of no where to finish with an NFC-best 13–3 record. The Rams were led by head coach Dick Vermeil and undrafted quarterback Kurt Warner, who after being cut by the Green Bay Packers after the 1994 training camp, launched a remarkable story by going from grocery store clerk to NFL MVP. During the Rams playoff run, they defeated the Minnesota Vikings 49–37 en route to the NFC Championship Game, where they defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 11–6.

At Super Bowl XXXIV against the Tennessee Titans, Rams linebacker Mike Jones tackled Titans' receiver Kevin Dyson a yard shy of the goal line as time expired to secure a 23–16 victory. St. Louis had started the game with a 16-0 lead until the Titans tied it up with 2:12 remaining. Warner launched a 73-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Bruce to give the Rams the lead. Warner was named Super Bowl MVP, finishing 24 of 45 passing for 414 yards and two touchdown passes.

AchievementsEdit

Achievements
AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
1969 Rams helmet Roman Gabriel 1986 Dickerson1 Eric Dickerson 1999 Warner2 Kurt Warner
1999 Warner99 Kurt Warner 1999 Faulk99 Marshall Faulk
2000 Faulk00-01 Marshall Faulk 2000 Faulk00-01 Marshall Faulk
2001 Warner00-01 Kurt Warner 2001 Faulk00-01 Marshall Faulk

Packers RivalryEdit

Rams
Packers
Los Angeles Rams vs. Green Bay Packers
Tied series 46–46–2
Season Date Winning team Score Stadium Series Box
1995 Sep. 3 Rams helmet St. Louis Rams L 14–17 Lambeau Field 38–43–2 Football icon
1996 Nov. 24 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 24–9 Trans World Dome 39–43–2 Football icon
1997 Nov. 9 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 17–7 Lambeau Field 40–43–2 Football icon
2001 Jan. 20 Rams helmet St. Louis Rams L 17–45 Dome at America's Center 40–44–2 Football icon
2003 Oct. 19 Rams helmet St. Louis Rams L 24–34 Edward Jones Dome 40–45–2 Football icon
2004 Nov. 29 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 45–17 Lambeau Field 41–45–2 Football icon
2006 Oct. 8 Rams helmet St. Louis Rams L 20–23 Lambeau Field 41–46–2 Football icon
2007 Dec. 16 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 33–14 Edward Jones Dome 42–46–2 Football icon
2009 Sep. 27 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 36–17 Edward Jones Dome 43–46–2 Football icon
2011 Oct. 16 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 24–3 Lambeau Field 44–46–2 Football icon
2012 Oct. 21 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 30–20 Edward Jones Dome 45–46–2 Football icon
2015 Oct. 11 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 24–10 Lambeau Field 46–46–2 Football icon

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